Tag Archives: General

Episode 036 – MGen Lewis MacKenzie

Lewis MacKenzie was born in Truro, Nova Scotia a long time ago. He is a graduate of Xavier Junior College of Sydney Nova Scotia and the University of Manitoba. During his thirty six year military career he served nine years in Germany with NATO forces and managed to avoid service in Ottawa by fitting in nine peacekeeping tours of duty in the Gaza Strip, Cyprus, Cairo, Vietnam, Central America and Sarajevo. In 1990 Lewis was appointed commander of the United […]

Episode 026 BGen Richard ‘Des’ DesLauriers Part II

Brigadier-General DesLauriers is the Canadian Military Engineer Branch Colonel Commandant and is celebrating the 111th Anniversary of the Corps on 1 May 2014. Please visit The Canadian Military Engineers Association web site for more information about this proud Corps. Follow me on Twitter @MikeLacroix32 and keep track of my results on #Mike100Workouts You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your purchase goes to supporting the show.   Des […]

Episode 018 BGen Gary Stafford

Today’s podcast guest is Brigadier General Gary Stafford, OMM, CD. In 1970, Brigadier-General Stafford joined The Royal Regiment of Canada as a Private and progressed to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer in 1983. He held the position of Regimental Sergeant Major from 1983 to 1987. In 1988, Brigadier-General Stafford commissioned from the ranks, promoted to Captain and posted to Toronto Militia District Headquarters (now 32 Canadian Brigade Group) as the Recruiting Officer for one year. He returned to The […]

Episode 013 BGen Fred Lewis

Welcome Back and Happy New Year.  This episode follows a short break which gave me an opportunity to get caught up and also rest a bit. I am very pleased to have been able to interview Brigadier General Fred Lewis, who has recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after a career that spanned over thirty years.  General Lewis is an inspiring leader who always knew and spoke of the value of military families.  As a military Engineer and Combat […]

Episode 004 LGen Andrew Leslie

In this episode, Lieutenant-General (ret) Andrew Leslie describes his service in the Canadian Army and specifically the Chief Warrant Officers who influenced him and helped guide his decisions as a senior commander. His service was both thrilling, as the Commander of 1CMBG, and heart breaking as the Commander of the Canadian Army during the fierce fighting days in Afghanistan. You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your purchase […]

Episode 001 LCol Mike Vernon

For the first official episode, I am pleased to interview my former command team partner on Op Sculpture: LCol Mike Vernon of the PPCLI and the Calgary Highlanders. In this episode, LCol Vernon describes his deployment to Afghanistan and the production of his documentary Desert Lions.  Listen as he discuses how he became an officer in the CF and the mentors and influences in his life. This is a podcast worth listening to. You can support this site by shopping […]