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Lieutenant-General (Retired) Marc Caron, CMM, MSM, CD

Lieutenant-General (Retired) Marc Caron, CMM, MSM, CD

Lieutenant-General Caron has served 35 years in the Canadian Forces, culminating in the top position of Commander of the Army. It was in that position, at the strategic level of the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defense, that he contributed to the achievements of these organizations during one of the most important periods in recent times of operational commitment and transformation. He has many operational experiences in Peacekeeping missions, including Cyprus, the Balkans, the Middle East and Afghanistan, among others. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 2007.

Since his retirement he has served as an international civil servant with the UN. He was the Special Advisor on Security Sector Reform to the Special Representative of the Security General of the MONUC in DRC in 2008. In January 2012 he was appointed by the Secretary General of the UN as strategic advisor to president Alpha Condé of Guinea.

In between his work with the UN he has worked with the International Security Sector Advisory Team of the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces DCAF. In that capacity he has worked in many countries including Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, South Africa, and Mali.