Andrew Godefroy

Andrew-GodefroyAndrew B. Godefroy, CD, Ph.D.


Department of National Defence / Canadian Defence Academy


Andrew Godefroy is a historian and strategic analyst with the Canadian Army, an Adjunct Professor at the Canadian Defence Academy, and a member of several editorial boards of scholarly military history publishers and journals. He was formerly head of academic research, outreach, and publication at the Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre, and also the editor in chief of the Canadian Army Journal from 2005-2015. His main research interests involve leadership and command, innovation, science and technology, and organizational culture. He has authored four books and edited three more, as well as authoring dozens of book chapters and articles. In 2008 he was awarded an army commander’s commendation for his contribution to the army’s intellectual standing, and in 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian military history and publication.

Select Publications

Canada’s Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station. New York: Springer, 2016.

In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaptation in Canada’s Cold War Army. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014.

Defence & Discovery: Canada’s Military Space Program, 1945-74. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011.

(Ed.) Great War Commands: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Army Leadership, 1914-1918. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2010.

(Ed.) Bush Warfare: The Early Writings of General Sir William Heneker KCB, KCMG, DSO. Kingston: Directorate of Land Concepts and Designs, 2009.

(Ed.) Projecting Power: Canada’s Air Force 2035. Trenton: Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre, 2009.

For Freedom and Honour? The Story of Twenty-Five Canadian Volunteers Executed in the Great War. Ottawa: CEF Books, 1998.

Graduate Supervision

Canadian 20th Century political and military history, aerospace history, science, technology, and society, intellectual and cultural history.


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