Andrew Godefroy


Andrew B. Godefroy is a strategic analyst serving with the Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre as well as on the adjunct faculties at the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Calgary.  His research focuses on the relationship between armed forces and the state, with a particular interest in defence policy and strategy, innovation, organizational behaviour and culture, leadership and command, and military history.

Andrew has earned academic degrees from Concordia University (BA) and the Royal Military College of Canada (MA, PhD), as well as a prestigious post-doctoral visiting research fellowship in the Changing Character of War Programme at Oxford University.  With over two decades of military service, he is also a graduate of the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering, the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies, the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College (Kingston), the Joint Operations Staff Course (United Kingdom), as well as the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff Program (Toronto).  He is a regular advisor and lecturer on defence decision-making and technology affairs, with several appearances in social media, television, radio, and in print.  He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Army Journal, and is a member of the editorial boards of The Canadian Military JournalCanadian Military History, and The Journal of First World War Studies.  His ongoing work in developing the military’s intellectual foundations and academic research networks has previously earned him an army commander’s commendation and, in 2012, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The author of over 40 scholarly publications including books, chapters, and articles, his most recent works are (with Peter Gizewski eds.)Towards Land Operations 2021: Studies in Support of the Force Employment Concept for the Army of Tomorrow (2009); (ed.) Bush Warfare: The Early Writings of General Sir William Heneker KCB, KCMG, DSO (2009); (ed.) Projecting Power: Canada’s Air Force 2035(2009); (ed.) Great War Commands: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Army Leadership, 1914-1918 (2010); Defence & Discovery: Canada’s Military Space Program, 1945-75 (2011); and, In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Evolution in Canada’s Early Cold War Army(2014).

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