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Dr Brooke Smith-Windsor

As a founding member of the NATO Defense College Research Division, Dr Brooke Smith-Windsor covers the Atlantic Alliance's approach to co-operative security, crisis management, maritime security and High North Security. Prior to this position, he was the Director of Strategic Guidance at the Canadian Department of Defense and served as the Royal Canadian Navy's representative on the Federal Government's Arctic Security Inter-Departmental Working Group.

In addition, Dr Smith-Windsor has deployed with Allied forces including to Baghdad as part of the NATO Training Mission in Iraq (NTM-I), representing the NDC's first direct support to an Alliance mission in a combat zone. He has been the political advisor (POLAD), both ashore and afloat, to senior Canadian and Allied Commanders including Admiral Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Admiral Gary Roughead, former Chief of US Naval Operations. He has also been a regular contributor to Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe's (DSACEUR) annual Steadfast Pyramid and Pinnacle training in operational art for newly appointed NATO general and flag officers, including the graduating class of Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, Commander of Operation Unified Protector in Libya.

Dr Smith-Windsor was the lead facilitator for the NATO Military Committee in co-ordinating the 28 national Military Representatives' input into the development of NATO's latest Strategic Concept (2010). He also served as a special advisor to the working group that authored NATO's new Alliance Maritime Strategy (2011). Additionally, his commentaries have been published in leading current affairs and defense publications.