KEYNOTES
 
  Mounir Chennaoui
Assistant to the Scientific Director of IRBA and Head of the division : « health of the soldier in an operational situation »
Mounir Chennaoui was a senior officer in the Army Health Service and he has been working for 25 years at the French Armed Forces Biomedical Reserach Institute (IRBA). Since May 2019, Mounir Chennaoui is the Assistant to the Scientific Director of IRBA and Head of the division : « health of the soldier in an operational situation ». He co-leads the EA 7330 VIFASOM team (University of Paris Descartes) with Professor Damien Léger (Hôtel-Dieu Hospital). He has a PhD in biology and physiology and an accreditation to direct research (HDR). Its research, expertise, training and innovation areas focus on fatigue in the operational environment. The results of his research is used to (1) make recommendations to the armed forces on the physiological and psychological effects of operational situations induced by wake/sleep cycle alterations and (2) to propose preventive strategies (specific training, light therapy, sleep extension, nap, optimized nap, nutritional and pharmacological strategies, etc.). The objective will be to develop or promote the implementation of countermeasures that delay the onset of fatigue and improve recovery and performance restoration.
 
  Lieutenant-General Wayne D. Eyre, CMM, MSC, CD
Commander Canadian Army
LGen Eyre grew up on a farm near Wadena, Saskatchewan, and spent his high school years in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He joined Army Cadets at age 12 and has been in uniform ever since. LGen Eyre attended Royal Roads Military College and Royal Military College. Upon commissioning in 1988 he joined Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and has had the great privilege of spending the majority of his career in command or deputy command positions, including commanding 3rd Battalion PPCLI, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, 3rd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force West, Deputy Commanding General – Operations for XVIII (US) Airborne Corps, Deputy Commander Military Personnel Command, Deputy Commander United Nations Command in Korea, and for a short time Commander of Military Personnel Command. He became Commander Canadian Army on 20 August 2019. Operationally, LGen Eyre has commanded a rifle platoon with the United Nations Force in Cyprus; 2PPCLI’s Reconnaissance Platoon with the UN Protection Force in Croatia (including the Medak Pocket); a rifle company in Bosnia with NATO’s Stabilization Force; the Canadian Operational Mentor and Liaison Team in Kandahar, Afghanistan advising 1-205 Afghan National Army Brigade in combat; as the Commanding General of NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan, where he oversaw the force generation, institutional training, and professional development of the Afghan National Security Forces; and as the first non-U.S. Deputy Commander of United Nations Command Korea in its 69 year history, and as such is the most senior Canadian officer ever permanently stationed in the Asia Pacific region. Among various domestic operations, he was the military liaison to the Government of Manitoba for the 1997 floods, commanded a company fighting the 1998 BC forest fires, commanded the Task Force that secured the 2010 G8 Summit, and commanded the military response to both the 2015 Saskatchewan wildfires and the 2016 Fort McMurray evacuation. As a staff officer, LGen Eyre has served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Land Force Western Area Headquarters, in the Directorate of Defence Analysis at NDHQ, and as the J3 of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course, the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the U.S. Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science and three Masters Degrees (Military Studies, Operational Studies and Strategic Studies). His decorations include the Order of Military Merit in the rank of Commander, the Meritorious Service Cross, the Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation, the Chief of Defence Staff Commendation, and was twice awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit.
 


 
Vice-Admiral H.C. Edmundson, OMM, MSM, CD
Commander Military Personnel Command
As our closing speaker, VAdm Edmundson will have the honor of passing the ICSPP torch to the next ICSPP host country.
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1983. He completed his basic military and initial navy training on the West Coast before joining his first operational unit, HMCS PROVIDER, in Esquimalt, British Columbia.
Vice-Admiral Edmundson has extensive sea time including: multiple tours as a Navigation Officer; experience as Combat Officer in our new Canadian Patrol Frigates; Executive Officer of HMCS CALGARY during Operation APOLLO; and Commanding Officer of HMCS ATHABASKAN (during her modernization refit) and HMCS REGINA for which he is a “plank owner.” His operational experience includes multiple deployments in the Pacific Rim region and deployments to the Arabian Gulf including a recent tour in Command of Combined Task Force 150, the maritime counter terrorism task force under US Combined Maritime Forces. Vice-Admiral Edmundson has significant experience with the United States Navy including a three-year tour as operations officer in the 3rd Fleet Command ship, the USS CORONADO. A highlight in his operational career was when Vice-Admiral Edmundson hung-up his dress blues, donned desert tan camouflage combats and deployed for one year to Afghanistan in support of Operation ATTENTION. Vice-Admiral Edmundson has enjoyed several staff and headquarters positions including Canada Command and Naval Headquarters positions in Ottawa and Esquimalt. He has broad experience within Military Personnel Command (MPC) as Director Senior appointments, Director General Military Careers, Director General Military Personnel Support Services / Chief of Staff to the Commander of MPC, Deputy Commander of MPC and, since being promoted to Vice-Admiral in July 2019, as Commander-Designate of MPC. Vice-Admiral Edmundson is a recipient of several Canadian Honours and he also received United States recognition including the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal. He has a Masters from the Royal Military College in Kingston, a Baccalaureate from Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and National Security Programmes of the Canadian Forces College. He is the proud father of Ashley, his confident, professional, daughter who resides in Toronto. He resides in Ottawa with his wife Mollie and his dog Lady Cora..
 
  MAJ Tony Gustafsson
Chief
Swedish Armed Forces Subarctic Warfare Center Training Wing
FÖRSVARSMAKTEN
Maj. Tony Gustafsson CO Swedish Armed Forces Subarctic warfare Center Training Wing. Educated within the Swedish Armed Forces with specialties as survival and thermal medicine. Studied snow mechanics and different types of ice at the Technological University of  Luleå, Course director and Instructor at Centre For Defense Medicine and most important, nearly 40 years of experience of “Human Body in Cold Environment”.
 
  Bohdan Kaluzny
Section Head - Operations Research  
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Allied Command Transformation
Capability Development Directorate
DR. BOHDAN KALUZNY joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Headquarters in 2019 as a Section Head, Operations Research.  He leads and contributes research and analysis in support of capability development within ACT across doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel, facilities and interoperability.  Prior to that he was a manager and senior defence scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). He led research and analysis in support of DND and the Canadian Armed Forces via various positions and postings, including within the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command Headquarters. His research interests include operations research, data analytics, cost analysis, computational complexity, high-dimensional computational geometry and algorithm design. Dr. Kaluzny obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the McGill University, Canada.
 
  Dr. David T. Martin
Chief Scientist and High Performance Director for APEIRON
Dr. David T. Martin is currently Chief Scientist and High Performance Director for APEIRON (Center of Excellence for High Performance and Health Span) and is also a Professor in Exercise Science at The Australian Catholic University. From 2015-2019 Dr. Martin was the Director of Performance Research and Development for the Philadelphia 76ers. Prior to working in the NBA, Dr. Martin was a Senior Sport Scientist at the Australian Institute of Sport, a position he accepted in1994. Dr. Martin’s PhD research was completed at the University of Wyoming and he also worked as a research assistant at the United States Olympic Training Center. Dr. Martin has more than 30 years of experience working with elite coaches and athletes. Dr. Martin has more than 100 peer reviewed scientific publications, 10 book chapters and articles in popular cycling magazines. As the National Sports Science Coordinator for Cycling Australia, Dr. Martin was in a leadership role in providing support for Australian Cycling teams preparing for the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Dr. Martin has collaborated with Australian and US Special Forces Soldiers focusing on talent identification, selection methodology, combat sport and training unique individuals to performance in demanding environments.
 
  Major General William F. Mullen
United States Marine Corps
Major General Mullen was commissioned in 1986 from the NROTC program at Marquette University. After the basic school, he was designated as an Infantry Officer and completed the Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, Va. His operational experience includes commanding from the platoon level up to battalion in which he served as the Commanding Officer for 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. He has deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield, Operation Sea Signal, on the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. MajGen Mullen’s staff positions include Inspector-Instructor for Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, Marine aide to the President, and Joint Operations Division of the Joint Staff. He was selected for command of the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group as a Colonel. As a General Officer, he has served as Commanding General, Education Command and President, Marine Corps University, Director, Capabilities Development Directorate, Commanding General of Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Center, and currently serves as the Commanding General of Training and Education Command. MajGen Mullen holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Marquette University, as well as an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the School of Advanced Warfighting, Airborne and Ranger school.
 
  COL Deydre S. Teyhen  DPT, PhD, OCS
Commander
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
COL Deydre Teyhen is currently the Commander of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the U.S. Department of Defense's largest biomedical research laboratory.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1993, her Master's in Physical Therapy from the Army-Baylor University in 1995, her Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Texas in 2004, and her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Baylor University in 2008. COL Teyhen graduated with distinction from the Army War College with a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies in 2014. Prior to assuming command of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, COL Teyhen Commanded the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks. Prior to that she served as the Assistant Chief of Staff-Public Health at the Army's Office of the Surgeon General; where she led the Army's Performance Triad initiative and oversaw the Army Medicine's response to public health diseases, such as the Zika and Ebola viruses. COL Teyhen's research portfolio focuses on Soldier health and medical readiness (public health, musculoskeletal medicine, behavioral health, resiliency, imaging, and technology). Her research accomplishments include over 5 million dollars in grants, 80 peer-reviewed publications, 110 presentations at conferences, and 130 invited lectures.

  Dr. Peter Tikuisis
Emeritus Defence Scientist at Defence Research & Development Canada
Dr. Peter Tikuisis obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics at the University of Waterloo, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. His scientific career in human-related research began with gas bubble development leading to decompression sickness, followed by the uptake and elimination of carbon monoxide, shivering response to cold exposure, soldier performance under various physiological stressors, and ending with the categorization and trajectory of fragile countries. To augment his understanding of the impact of cold on well-being and performance, Peter completed arctic, land, and sea survival courses through the Canadian Air Force training program. During the course of his research, he developed the Cold Exposure Survival Model used by Search and Rescue organizations for predicting the likely survival time of people accidentally exposed to cold air or water. Among his awards is the DRDC Award of Public Distinction for his role in the revision of the Wind Chill Index. Peter has held adjunct appointments at the Universities of Waterloo (Physics), Toronto (Physiology), and Carleton (Political Science). He currently holds an Emeritus Defence Scientist position at Defence Research & Development Canada.
 

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