Patrick-DennisColonel Patrick M. Dennis (Ret’d), OMM, CD



Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), Wilfrid Laurier University


A former Fighter Controller in the Canadian Air Force, he served abroad for over 22 years. Apart from senior staff tours, he flew with both NORAD and NATO AWACS, was Canada’s Deputy Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee and the Canadian Defence Attaché to Israel from 2001- 2004. Subsequently he lectured on “global political-military issues” at Wilfrid Laurier University (2008 – 2011) and from 2009-2013 was an instructor in Command and Management with the Canadian Forces College, Toronto.

A graduate of the United States Armed Forces Staff College (Norfolk, Virginia) and the NATO Defence College (Rome, Italy), he has an M.A. in Communication and Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.


“Comments on ‘Reflections on the Balkans Air Wars,’” Air Power History 57, 3 (Fall 2010), 46-48.

“A Canadian Conscript Goes to War – August 1918: Old Myths Re-examined,” Canadian Military History 18, 1 (Winter, 2009), 21-36.

“NATO AWACS: Alliance Keystone for Out of Area Operations,” Canadian Military Journal 8, 4 (Winter, 2007-2008), 22-31.

A manuscript on the combat role of Canadian conscripts in the First World War is currently under review.


Invested by Governor-General Jeanne Sauvé as an Officer in the Order of Military Merit in 1986.


Contact Information

Matt Baker, Senior Research Associate and Centre Coordinator
[email protected]
(519) 884-0710 ext. 2080

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Saturday to Sunday: Closed

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Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 3C5

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