2012 Annual Report: Board Members and Staff


Picture of Chairperson Bruno Hamel Bruno Hamel

Mr. Hamel was appointed Chairperson of the Board on March 2, 2009. In December 2012, he was reappointed for a second four-year term. Mr. Hamel is a retired Canadian Forces officer with a lengthy and varied experience in military complaint resolution after many years spent as a senior grievance analyst and, later, as Director Special Grievances Enquiries & Investigations within the Director General Canadian Forces Grievance Authority. He has also served as Director General of Operations in the Office of the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces.

Full-time Vice-Chairperson

Picture of Full-Time Vice-Chairperson James Price James Price

Mr. Price brings to his position extensive experience as a Canadian Forces officer in all areas of military law, including the military justice system, administrative law, international law and operational law. After serving as Assistant Judge Advocate General for Europe, he was appointed military judge, presiding over cases involving both service offences and offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Part-time Vice-Chairperson

Picture of Part-Time Vice-Chairperson Denis Brazeau Denis Brazeau

Mr. Brazeau retired from the Canadian Forces after 30 years of service, which included many deployments abroad and a position as Chief of Staff of the Secteur du Québec de la Force terrestre. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General in 2004.

Part-time Member

Picture of Part-Time Member Michael Auger Michael Auger

A retired artillery officer, Mr. Auger headed the Military Occupation Structure Review and served as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources - Military. He currently mentors junior officers at the Canadian Forces Land Staff College. Mr. Auger's term at the Board ended on 14 September 2012.

Part-time Member

Picture of Part-Time Member Carina Anne De Pellegrin Carina Anne De Pellegrin

Ms. De Pellegrin is a legal professional, former Canadian Forces aeronautical engineering officer and a graduate of the Royal Military College. She has advised on human rights complaints before the Canadian and Ontario Human Rights Commissions. Ms. De Pellegrin's term at the Board ended on 19 November 2012.

Part-time Member

Picture of Part-Time Member Frederick Blair Frederick Blair

A retired senior military lawyer, Mr. Blair was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1970. He later served in various positions within the office of the Judge Advocate General and deployed in Europe as Senior Legal Adviser. Mr. Blair's term at the Board ended on 14 September 2012.

With diverse backgrounds and a broad range of professional experience, the Board's employees work together to fulfill its mandate and achieve its vision.

A Group Picture of Board Members and Staff

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