Canadian Army Journal (CAJ) Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief – Lieutenant-Colonel Michael A. Rostek, CD, Ph.D., APF

Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Rostek is a 40-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He retired from the Regular Force in 2011 and continues to serve as a Reservist. He has held a variety of command, staff, academic and research appointments throughout his military career. He obtained his Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Ontario Tech University and maintains sessional faculty status at RMC and St. Lawrence College.

Associate Editor – Peter J. Gizewski, M.A., M.Phil.

Peter J. Gizewski is a Senior Defence Scientist (DS 6) with Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Operational Research and Analysis (DRDC-CORA). He was educated at the University of Toronto (Trinity College, with high distinction) and at Columbia University, where he was both a MacArthur Fellow in Conflict, Peace and Security and a Department of National Defence Fellow in Military and Strategic Studies. Over the course of his career as a strategic analyst, Mr. Gizewski has worked for a number of government agencies (Department of Foreign Affairs, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency), think tanks (Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, Canadian Centre for Global Security) and in academia (University of Toronto, York University, Carleton University) in Canada and the United States.

Production Manager – Major John Bosso, CD

Major John Bosso has 35 years of combined service in the Army Reserve and the Regular Force. Highlights of his career include three years as a Recce Squadron Commander in the Army Reserve as well as sub-unit command in Afghanistan in 2008–2009. He is currently posted to the Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre as Concepts 2.

Dr. Katherine Banko

Dr. Katherine Banko is a behavioural psychologist with broad and deep expertise in social science research methods. She is an expert in qualitative and quantitative measures, data collection and analysis (survey methodology, questionnaire design, seminar war game design, expert knowledge elicitation), public opinion polling, organizational assessment, and ethics in Human Factors (HF) research. She conducts operational research focused on understanding how people interact with their environments, using mixed and multi-methodological approaches in human-in-the-loop simulation and field experimentation incorporating physiological, self-report and observational measures. She has additional HF expertise in studying dismounted infantry physical load, cognitive load, team performance and operational effectiveness. Doctor Banko currently supports the Canadian Joint Operations Command as an embedded defence scientist.

Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) Ron Bell, CD, M.A.

Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) Ron Bell led the Concepts Section at the Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre until his retirement in October 2018. At various times, he headed every section at the Centre. He also served as Deputy Director and, for more than a year, as the Acting Director. He was also the editor of the Canadian Army Journal from 2018 to 2019. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Theology at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dr. Andrea Charron

Dr. Andrea Charron holds a Ph.D. from the Royal Military College of Canada (Department of War Studies). She obtained a Master’s in International Relations from Webster University, Leiden, The Netherlands, a Master’s of Public Administration from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University. Doctor Charron has held various positions in the federal government, including in the Security and Intelligence Secretariat of the Privy Council Office. She carried out post-doctoral research at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and is now Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba. Doctor Charron has written extensively on the Arctic, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, Canadian defence policy and the Security Council. She is a member of the Department of National Defence (DND) Advisory Board and is regularly invited to give guest lectures at the Canadian Forces College and to testify before Senate and House of Commons committees.

Dr. Ali Dizboni

Ali Dizboni graduated from the Université de Montréal in Political Science and International Relations. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Economics at the Royal Military College of Canada and Chair of the college’s Military and Strategic Studies Programme. His current research areas, including doctoral and Master’s supervisions, are Iranian calculus of deterrence, political Islam, missile proliferation in the Middle East, AI/cyber weaponization in the Middle East and comparative study of secular and religious extremists. His most recent publications are a research report (CARR, UK, forthcoming), journal articles (in Parameters, forthcoming, and Revue Frontières, 2020), book chapters (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020, and Oxford University Press, 2018). Doctor Dizboni is fluent in French, English, Persian and Arabic. He is currently associated with research centres and institutes such as the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Society and Security (Public Safety Canada), the Centre for International and Defence Policy (Queen’s University) and the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (a Quebec organization).

Dr. Brenda Gamble

Brenda Gamble, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University, completed her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 2006. Brenda’s research focuses primarily on health services, with particular interests in the health workforce, interprofessional practice and education, palliative care, student resilience, and the development of simulations for classroom and clinical settings. Brenda is a qualitative researcher who collaborates with local, provincial and national partners in both the public and private sectors, using an integrated knowledge translation approach.

Chief Warrant Officer / Master Gunner T. R. S. J. Garand, MMM, CD

CWO Terry Garand is a member of the Royal 22e Régiment and a former member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment and has been serving in the Canadian Armed Forces since 1984. He has operationally deployed to Cyprus (1987), the Persian Gulf (1990–1991), the former Yugoslavia (1992), Haiti (1997), Bosnia (2001) and Afghanistan (2004, 2009) and has been posted to Quebec, Germany, New Brunswick and Ontario. He is currently the Formation Sergeant Major at the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre in Kingston, Ontario.

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew B. Godefroy, CD, Ph.D.

Lieutenant-Colonel Godefroy is currently Officer in Charge of Professional Military Education at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College as well as Adjunct Associate Professor (History) at the Royal Military College of Canada. The author of several books and edited works on Canadian national defence and military history in the 20th century, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Army Journal from 2005 to 2015.

Dr. Michael A. Hennessy

Michael A. Hennessy is a Professor of History and War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. He served as founding editor of the Canadian Military Journal and has contributed to Canadian national Navy, Air Force and Land Force doctrine. His current research is focused on cybersecurity and hybrid warfare. His military service includes 12 years in the Reserve (infantry and artillery).

Colonel James McKay, CD, M.A., Ph.D.

Colonel James McKay is the current Chair of War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). He is also a reserve Colonel, currently serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff (Support) at 4th Canadian Division Headquarters. He was educated at Bishop’s University, RMC and King’s College London. His teaching and research focuses on strategic studies and American politics. 

Major (Ret’d) Steve Moore, CD, Ph.D.

Steve Moore was a Padre in the Canadian Armed Forces for 22 years, with tours to Bosnia (1992–1993) and Haiti (1997–1998). He completed his doctoral research in Afghanistan (2006) and did post-doctoral work that led to the chaplain operational capability, Religious Leader Engagement (RLE), being integrated into Army training. He has advanced RLE within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Commonwealth, increasingly assimilating a whole-of-government application. His publications include Military Chaplains as Agents of Peace: Religious Leader Engagement in Conflict and Post-conflict Environments (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) and Religious Leader Engagement as an Aspect of Irregular Warfare: The Dénouement of a Chaplain Operational Capability (Canadian Special Operations Forces Command , 2020).

Dr. Yazan Qasrawi

Yazan Qasrawi is a Defence Scientist with the Defence Research and Development Canada Centre for Operational Research and Analysis (DRDC-CORA) embedded at the Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre. Dr. Qasrawi’s area of expertise is military and army logistics, with a particular interest in emerging and disruptive logistics technologies and the application of modelling and simulation to military and army sustainment and logistics.

Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) André Simonyi, CD, Ph.D.

André Simonyi is Professor of International Studies at Royal Military College Saint-Jean. He works on complexity theories and systemic approaches to studying the emergence of political violence and the rise of grey zone conflicts. A globalist and ethnographer, he has recently conducted fieldwork in Ukraine, Hungary, China and the United States. He is currently co-editing a book, Religions and Political Modernities. André is a graduate of the War College in Paris and had an operationally active career in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Dr. Craig Stone, CD

Dr. Craig Stone spent almost 30 years in the Artillery serving in a variety of regimental positions in the First and Third Regiments, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, in Lahr, Germany, and Shilo, Manitoba, and in a variety of positions outside the Artillery at the brigade, area and National Defence Headquarters levels. Since retiring in 2005, he has been a professor at the Canadian Forces College. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. and Ph.D. in War Studies (Defence Economics). Doctor Stone was a member of the DND Defence Industrial Advisory Committee from 2009 until 2014, a member of the Interim Board of Directors for a new Defence Analysis Institute in 2014, and served as the Director of Academics at the Canadian Forces College from December 2008 until June 2015.

Dr. Nancy Teeple

Nancy Teeple is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network and an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Research Associate at the Royal Military College of Canada. Doctor Teeple’s research areas are nuclear strategy and deterrence, missile defence, arms control and Arctic security. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University, an M.A. in War Studies from RMC, an M.L.I.S. from the University of Western Ontario, an M.A. in Ancient Studies from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. (Honours) in Classical Studies from the University of Ottawa. Teeple recently held the 2019–2020 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies at Norwich University in Vermont, where she explored the causal processes in the formulation of U.S. Arctic security and defence policy within the context of the Canada–U.S. continental defence relationship.

Dr. Megan Thompson

Megan M. Thompson obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She joined the Department of National Defence as a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, subsequently becoming a defence scientist at the DRDC Toronto Research Centre. Her research areas are collaboration within diverse teams, with a focus on trust, optimizing moral and ethical decision making in military operations, and stress and resilience in deployments. She has served on several international defence research panels in NATO and the Technical Cooperation Panel (Panel Chair, TTCP AG 26, The Comprehensive Approach to Operations; NATO HFM 227, Collaboration in the Comprehensive Approach to Operations; NATO HFM 179, Moral Dilemmas and Military Mental Health Outcomes; TTCP TP 10, Survival Psychology; TTCP TP 13, Psychological Health and Operational Effectiveness) and was the keynote speaker at the NATO HFM 142 Symposium, “Adaptability in Coalition Teamwork.” She has authored over 100 publications and is a Consulting Editor for the American Psychological Association journal Military Psychology.

Colonel (Ret’d) Randy Wakelam, CD, Ph.D., FRHistS

After graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1975, Colonel Wakelam flew helicopters for the Army, finishing his flying as Commanding Officer of 408 Squadron. In 1993 he became an educator, first in uniform at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto and the Canadian Defence Academy, and beginning in 2009 at RMC, where he taught History and War Studies and twice ran the Writing Centre. His areas of research are air power, leadership and Professional Military Education.

Dr. Benjamin Zyla

Benjamin Zyla is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government at Harvard University and Associate Professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. After receiving the 2017 Young Researcher Award of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences, he spent two years as a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Exzellenzcluster) at the University of Konstanz in Germany (2017–2019). His research and writings are at the intersection of global governance and peace and conflict studies. Doctor Zyla sits on the International Political Science Association’s research committees on Security, Conflict and Democratization and European Unification.