Ottawa Chapter

Upcoming Events

More events coming soon… Visit the Event Page for a list of all upcoming events.

Past Event Photos

Ottawa Starbucks Event May-2019

Ottawa 2019 Mess Dinner

Ottawa Mark Walden Legacy Fund Alumni Event

Chapter Leadership


Francis Bleeker

Chapter Lead, Ottawa

Francis Bleeker is COO of Robotics Centre. He has over 30 years experience in defence and security in government and industry. He has a wide industry network having served as chairman of the International Committee and member of the Government Relations Committee of CADSI. Before moving to Canada in 1998, Francis worked in European police co-operation and concurrently was a commissioned infantry officer in the Dutch Army (reserve) for 17-years.


Richard Cohen

Chapter Committee Member, Ottawa

Beyond his military experience including command and staff appointments in the Canadian and British armed forces, Richard was a former senior defence advisor to the Canadian Minister of National Defence and is currently the president of RSC Strategic Connections in Ottawa.


Tristan Pelletier

Chapter Committee Member, Ottawa

Tristan served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 2007 to 2016 including multiple operational deployments. Now a Realtor with Re/Max Hallmark in Ottawa, Tristan specializes in military relocations and investment properties.

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Treasurer, National

David has served in the Canadian Army Reserves since 2004. In his civilian employment, he is an associate at Scotia McLeod.


Ryan Hendy

Chapter Committee Member, Ottawa

Ryan currently manages the Terrorist Financing Unit within FINTRAC’s Intelligence Sector. He is also a serving Infantry Officer with the Canadian Army Reserve, and has deployed on several overseas operations.

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