Brad is a third generation Veteran and an Ordinary member of The Royal Canadian Legion. Brad served 23 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and he and his family have chosen Orleans, Ontario as their home.
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many military moves both nationally and overseas, Brad has always been
involved with his sons sports be it either hockey in the winter or
baseball in the summer. Brad coached teams in both and served as an
executive on minor sports associations. Brad joined the Legion in 1998
and is a member of Orleans Branch 632. As well he is a life member of
the 8th Canadian Hussars Regimental Association. He is a Legion Rider and a member of the 1 CAV, Paardeberg Unit.
joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1975 in the Armour Corps.
Regimental duty saw him serve in Canada, Germany and on a United Nations
tour in Cyprus. Brad retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1998 at
the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel when he joined Dominion Command of The
Royal Canadian Legion as an Administrative Officer. Five years later, he
became the Director, Administration. In August 2009 Brad was appointed
to his current position as the Dominion Secretary.
Brad obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University
of Manitoba while still serving. In addition to a multitude of military
courses throughout his career, he completed the Canadian Forces Command
and Staff College (Toronto) in 1993 after returning from a three year tour in Lahr, Germany.
After their nomadic life Brad and his spouse, Thérèse (also a Veteran) are glad to call Ottawa
their home. Their two sons, Jonathan and Erik, are graduates from the
University of Ottawa and are now serving members of The Royal Canadian
Mounted Police stationed in New Brunswick. Jonathan is married to
Amber and they have a daughter Roselise. Erik is married to Janelle.
Favourite pastimes include working around the house, gardening, reading,
golfing and the occasional ride on the Harley as well as travelling our
beautiful country and overseas.