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Major General David Fraser, BA, MA, CD, MSM, MSC, CMM


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Major General David Fraser is a retired Major General of the Canadian Army and Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in 1980 and a Master’s degree in Defence Management and Policy from the Royal Military College and Queen’s University in 2001. In 1990, he attended the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto and completed French language training in Ottawa. Major General Fraser attended the Executive Program at the Ivey Business School, Advanced Military Studies at the Canadian Forces College, and completed the Capstone Course at National Defense University in the United States.

Major General Fraser has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and retired in 2011 from the Canadian Forces after 31 years of honourable service. His leadership experience includes:

  • August 2011 – present: Chief Operating Officer, Blue Goose Capital Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • July 2009 – August 2011: Commander, 1st Canadian Division and Commander, Land Force Doctrine and Training System
  • July 2009 – June 2010: Commander, Joint Headquarters Renewal Project 
  • July 2007 – July 2009: Commandant, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • February 2006 – June 2006: Commander, Regional Command, Southern Afghanistan
  • June 2003 – June 2005: Director, Canadian-United States Bi-National Planning Group, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  • June 2001 – June 2003: Director, Canadian Army Reserve Restructure, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • May 1980 – June 1999: Command and Staff appointments, including: 
  • Commander, Infantry Battalion in Canada and Bosnia
  • Officer Responsible, Army Domestic, International Planning and Tasks
  • Chief of Staff, Alberta District

Major General Fraser’s honours and awards include:

  • 2013: Senior Fellow, New Westminster College
  • 2007: Atlantic Council of Canada Award
  • 2006: Vimy Award

Major General Fraser’s military decorations include:

  • Commander of the Order of Military Merit (Canada)
  • Meritorious Service Cross (Canada)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (Canada)
  • Legion of Merit (USA)
  • Bronze Star Medal (USA)
  • Medal of Merit in Gold (The Netherlands)

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Major General David Fraser is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.


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