Breakout Educational Network and the University of Alberta’s Civil Military Leadership Pilot Initiative Launched For Canadian Forces
Minister of Defence Peter MacKay today announced the launch of the Breakout Educational Network’s Civil Military Leadership Pilot Initiative (CMLPI) with a partnership between the University of Alberta and the Canadian Armed Forces. Beginning this September the 4 year pilot program is intended to test the concept for a national program focusing on leadership, citizenship and nation-building. Click here for Press Release
RECOVERING OUR HONOUR: Building the Bond Between
Citizens and Soldiers
4-PART SERIES This four-part documentary series looks at why the bonds of the civil military relationship are important, why they have been weakened and how they can be re-connected. Hosted by Senator Pamela Wallin, this series was filmed in Canada, the United Kingdom and the USA. Click here for details
Bridging The Gap, the fourth program in the documentary series Recovering Our Honour, explores the clash of cultures that lies behind today’s civil-military crisis & examines the role played by the university-based Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program in advancing civil-military relations in the United States.
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Recent Endorsements for Bridging the Gap “This outstanding film outlines the history of US civilian-military relations and defines our need to bridge the civilian-military divide.” – Chris Marvin, GotYour6.org
"Bridging the Gap delivers precisely on this message: How to defend a thriving democracy in an age both of hope and potential disaster? By being ready for the worst while hoping and planning for the best” – Peter C. Newman, Best-selling Canadian author
"Bridging the Gap provides additional compelling evidence supporting the wisdom of reintroducing Canadian Armed Forces officer training at our Canadian universities." – Lewis MacKenzie,CM,OOnt,MSC and Bar,CD Major-General (Ret'd)
New 7 Year Project Video
This 7 Year Project video was presented at
CDA/CDI 2012 Ottawa Conference on Defence
and Security February 2012