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Dr. ROSS FETTERLY Military Advisor, Resource Management

Ross Fetterly is a Canadian Global Affairs Institute Fellow and academic. He retired in 2017, after a 34-year military career, as the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Director of Air Comptrollership and Business Planning. He served in Afghanistan with NATO and with the United Nations in the Golan Heights. An adjunct professor at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) department of management, Dr Fetterly has taught both defence resource mgmnt and business planning at international military staff colleges.

Cdr (ret) RALPH FISHER Naval Affairs

Commander (ret) Ralph Fisher passed away in 2014. He was a sub-specialist in naval aircraft electrical & electronic systems. His most memorable appointments were in the 19th and 30th Carrier Air Groups and Experimental Sqn 10 at Shearwater, the US Naval Air R&D Command, and the hydrofoil warship development program. He later served as Deputy Director Scientific & Technical Intelligence at CFHQ. He contributed to volunteer works on the history & heritage of the Navy, its interests and the rebuilding of defence forces.


Scott Flukinger is a lawyer-lobbyist and former member of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service specializing in Canada-U.S. business, regulatory and policy matters. Formerly with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Washington, D.C., he is now pursuing private practice.


Gordon Forbes spent 27 years in the Royal Canadian Navy both on the operational and engineering sides.  He wrote operational requirements for the Canadian Patrol Frigate project and then tried to fulfill those requirements as an engineer.  After leaving the navy, he worked in the defence industry for an additional 25 years managing several projects.  He lives in Ottawa and is a member of the Naval Association of Canada.


James Fryer is a defence analyst based in Toronto, Ontario. Fryer represents the nom de plume for a writer whose frank and informative articles continue to hold the government's feet to the fire.