||30 May – 6 June 2012 – Attend plenary sessions of the 11th IISS Asia Security Summit - The Shangri-La Dialogue, Panel presentation on “New Forms of Warfare: Cyber, UAVs & Emerging Threats”, Attend Bilat mtgs including New Zealand, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Republic of South Korea, India, Lunch events, hosted by the Singapore Defence Minister, with various Defence Ministers in attendance and dinner at the Presidential Palace, Media engagements included Reuters, Kanwa Asian Defence Magazine, Aviation Week, Channel News Asia, Visit Kranji War Memorial to lay a wreath for Canadian Airmen killed in the region in WWII, Visit Singapore military facility, Briefing with NZ Contingent commander on potential Operational Support Hub locations, Working lunch with Singapore Minister of Defence, Dr Eng, Mtg with Mr. Benny Lim, Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination), Singapore
Bilat visit to Thailand – Breakfast with 5-eye diplomatic corps, Visit, Briefing and demonstrations at the Royal Thai Army Special Warfare Command, Bilat mtg and dinner with Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Air Chief Marshall of Bangkok, Thailand.
||9 Jun 12 - Kingston Garrison Ball, Kingston
||Tall Ship Announcement
||15-17 June 2012 - Stoney Creek 1812 Event – Bicentennial of the Declaration of War commemorative event, Presented awards to students for 1812 related contests, Helped finalize time capsule.
Met with St Dominic’s Catholic School students, teachers, local leadership and families of the late Col Parker and Trooper Diab, Participate in plaque dedication ceremonies, Oakville.
DRDC Announcement: Canadian Safety and Security Program, a project valued at $43.5 million annual funding, Regina
||22 Jun 12 - Met Cpl Kate MacEachern – Soldier On Walk, Antigonish
||St Jean Baptiste Event
||26-27 Jun 12 - Bilat mtg with the Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting (Kingston, Jamaica), Tour of Canadian-funded infrastructure at Up Park Camp (Caribbean Counter-Terrorism Training Centre (CCTTC), Signing of Canada–Jamaica MOU on the Operational Support Hub, Office call with the Jamaican CHoD, General Anthony Anderson, Visit for the opening of the Caribbean Maritime Military Training Centre (CMMTC) also funded in part by Canada.
27 Jun 12 – Keynote address at the First Annual Col Parker Memorial Gala dinner in Oakville.
28 Jun 12 - Attend Briefings, Visit the MHLH site with MP Cheryl Gallant, Lunched with the troops, Open Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) Eastern Ontario Regional Element, Announcement – New Infrastructure for CFB Petawawa, a 46 million dollar investment, CFB Petawawa.
||28 Jun – 5 Jul 12 Brussels/Afghanistan (LB/MC)
Attend Pre Ceremony Reception with Minister De Crem, Awards Ceremony, Brussels, Belgium
Mtg with Ambassador Boehm and Col Lovett, Dresden, Germany
Met with Col Adnan and Ali Al Salem Airbase Commander of Kuwait Airbase, Dined with members of the Operational Support detachment Kuwait
Met with H.E. Davidson, the Ambassador of Canada to Afghanistan, MGen Ferron, Col Smith, and CWO Brissette, Telcon with Gen Allen, COMISAF, Ambassador Davidson, and MGen Ferron, Attended Medal Presentation at the Canadian Embassy, Attend briefings, Met and Lunched with Team Canada, Min Wardak, and Gen Kairmi, Chief of Defence, at the Afghanistan Ministry of Defence, Met with Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi
Medal Presentation at Camp ALAMO, Attend BBQ and Team Canada Concert
Attend Canada Day “in house” at the Canadian Embassy, Attend breakfast, Telcon with Ambassador Davidson, MGen Ferron, Col Smith and CDA
Meet and Greet, Medal presentation at Camp EGGERS, Afghanistan
HMCS Charlottetown – Address Ship’s Company
Mtg with MP Dr. L. Fox, Mtg with Army Advisor Col Makulowich, Lunched with Mr. Campbell, High Commissioner, BiLat with Sec of State for Defence, London, Attend Dinner Reception, London, England
5 Jul 12 Attend Halifax International Tattoo with RAdm Gardam, Attend Chairman Reception hosted by Tattoo Chair Hon Alan Abraham, Met with CF members, CF and local leadership and Tattoo organizers, Toured the set/facilities, Spoke to CF and Foreign militaries who took part and supported the Tattoo, Halifax
||7-9 Jul 12 - Visit CF displays and tour Calgary Stampede grounds, Calgary
Tour CF displays and Guest of Honour at Cenovus Energy Classic (Equestrian Show Jumping), Spruce Meadows
DRDC visit, CFB Suffield Infrastructure Announcement, including New Fire Hall and Range Control Facility, 17 million investment, Suffield
10 Jul 12 – New Glasgow Armoury Announcement, New Glasgow
||15 Jul 12 - NRS Aldergrove Infrastructure Announcement, $1 million investment
16-18 Jul 12 - RIMPAC – Visit Arizona Memorial, Met senior leadership of US Pacific Command, Visit and viewed training aboard HMCS ALG and REG, Viewed HMCS VIC fired torpedo and sink target, Visit 2 PPLCI to conduct land based training, Visit USS ESSEX to better understand the capabilities of an amphibious vessel
19 Jul 12 – Lunch with HEGG and troops of CFB Esquimalt, Announcement - New Infrastructure for CFB Esquimalt, $12 million investment.
20 Jul 12 – CFB Wainwright Infrastructure Announcements, $55 million investment
||24-25 Jul 12 - CFB Gagetown – Met with Base Commander, Min Ashfield, Min Valcourt, MLA MacDonald, Gagetown leadership and members, Infrastructure Announcement – Joint Meteorological Centre, $28 million investment, Toured the Joint Meteorological Centre, Met with staff, Toured PMQs with CFHA in order to better understand reality of issues with housing, Visit MFRC and met with staff, Presented Queen Jubilee medal to Ex Director, Beth Corey, along with Min Ashfield, Gagetown
||13-14 Aug 12 – Announcement with Minister Penashue at 5 Wing Goose Bay, $6 million investment for two infrastructure projects and 10 contract awards for remediation activities as part of the Goose Bay Remediation Project (GBRP), Participate in Atlantic Caucus
||15-17 Aug 12 - Battle Honour Announcement - Battle of Detroit, War of 1812, Toronto
Announcement – New Infrastructure for Land Force Central Area Training Centre Meaford, $1 million investment, Attend CFRC HQ facility sod turning event in CFB Borden
||19 Aug 12 – Navy 10K Run, CFB Stadacona, Halifax – Provided pre-race opening remarks, Ran 10K, Present military awards
Yellowknife, NWT (20 Aug):
Mtg with Comd JTFN, Attend Brief of JTFN participation in Op Nanook, Tour of JTFN facilities including the new Operation Centre, Attend Dinner with Whole of Government Northern Partners, Yellowknife, NWT
21-24 Aug 12 OP NANOOK
Attend Brief Op Nanook Tactical Operations brief (focus on Western Scenario), Visit and Tour of Op Nanook Re-locatable Temporary Camp, Attend Lunch and Dinner with CF personnel, Inuvik, NWT
Visit, Tour and Interact with CF and Whole of Government personnel involved in Tsiigehtchic Operations including 8 ACCS, White cell, IRU/ARCG, CAT/UAV sites Tsiigethchic, NWT
Attend Op Nanook Operations Brief (focus on Eastern Scenario), Ranger led tour of Churchill sites and points of interest, Participate in SOFCOM tactical event, Tour and interact with Parks Canada Officials & local Churchill museum curator, Participate in Ranger led Patrol of local area, Participate in PM visits program, Accompanied the PM during the SOFCOM tactical demonstration, Participate in PM’s Churchill Media event
Participate in PM’s tour of York Factory, Churchill, MB
||27 Aug 12 – Announcement of the incoming Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant–General Lawson