Canadian Army Journal (CAJ) History

The Canadian Army Journal was first established in 1947 as a professional publication to inform the Army, keep it abreast of new military trends and stimulate interest in military affairs. The first incarnation of the journal was published from 1947 until 1965. With the unification of the Canadian Forces, individual service journals were abolished. In the absence of a dedicated journal for many years after, the Army produced a wide variety of similar publications devoted to concepts, doctrine, training, operational history, lessons learned and specific branches such as the infantry. Then, in 1998, the Chief of the Land Staff authorized the publication of a new Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin, which ran for six volumes before being transformed into the Canadian Army Journal in 2004. Since Volume 7, the Canadian Army Journal has served as the primary professional peer-reviewed journal for the Canadian Army. In 2007, the journal celebrated the 60th anniversary of its first inception.

Our Editors:

  • 1947-1965 Mr. J.G. ‘Jack’ DeProse
  • 1966-1998 Canadian Army Journal not published
  • 1998-2003 Captain John R. Grodzinski, CD
  • 2003-2004 Major Shane B. Schreiber, CD
  • 2004-2005 Major Ted H. Dillenberg, CD
  • 2005-2015 Major Andrew B. Godefroy, CD
  • 2015-2018 Major Christopher J. Young, CD
  • 2018-2019 Lieutenant Colonel Ron Bell, CD
  • 2019-2020 Major John Bosso, CD
  • 2020-present Lieutenant-Colonel Michael A. Rostek, CD, Ph.D., APF