Lieutenant-General C.A. Lamarre Commander, Military Personnel Command

Lieutenant-General Lamarre joined the Canadian Forces from Calgary, AB, in June 1981. During his career, he has commanded at the Platoon, Company, Battalion and Formation level. He has also served as a G4, the officer within a Headquarters responsible for logistics, at the District, Brigade, Division levels and at the Canadian Army. His most recent operational tour was as Commander, Mission Transition Task Force, as part of the Joint Task Force Afghanistan. The Task Force was responsible for enabling the transition to Canada's Training Mission in Kabul, and the closure of OPERATION ATHENA, Canada's extensive commitment in Southern Afghanistan. Other operational tours include Croatia and Bosnia, and Afghanistan.

After serving as Director General Operations at the Strategic Joint Staff at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, he was promoted to the rank of Major-General in May 2014, and appointed Deputy Commander (Expeditionary Operations) at the Canadian Joint Operations Command.  In June 2015, he was appointed Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff.  In March 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and designated as the Commander, Military Personnel Command.

Lieutenant-General Lamarre is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) in Kingston, the Command and Staff College Toronto, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defence University (NDU), Washington, D.C. He earned a Masters of Defence Studies (RMC) and a Masters of Science in National Resource Management (NDU).

Conférenciers d’honneur et invités spéciaux

L'honorable Seamus O'Regan

Ministre des Anciens Combattants et ministre associé de la Défense nationale

Lieutenant-General C.A. Lamarre

Commander, Military Personnel Command

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo Dallaire

Founder, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Air Commodore Rich Withnall

Directeur médical, Service médical de la Défence UK

Warrant Officer (WO) Mark Jones

Joint Counter Explosive Threat Task Force

Dr. Marc Fortin

Sous–ministre adjoint (Science et technologie) du ministère de la Défense nationale

Christian Kastrup

Professeur adjoint, Université de la Colombie-Britannique et lauréat 2016 du prix Banting

John W. Boerstler

Directeur executif, NextOp et un Marshall Fellow