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Major Général Eric Bonnemaison, LH, NOM, CMV, SFNWC


© NWC - Major Général Eric Bonnemaison, LH, NOM, CMV, SFNWC - French Army (Retired) - Commandant, Ecoles de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan (2009-2012) - Senior Fellow of New Westminster College - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - http://www.newwestminstercollege.ca

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Major Général Eric Bonnemaison, LH, NOM, CMV, SFNWC

Major Général Eric Bonnemaison is a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. He has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and is a retired Major General of the French Army. He has served as Chairman of Global Educative Solutions since he retired from the French Army in 2014. His professional military leadership experience includes:

  • 2012-2014: Deputy Director, Directorate for Strategic Affairs and Policy, French Ministry of Defense, Paris, France
  • 2009-2012: Commandant, Military Academy of Saint-Cyr (Ecoles de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan)
  • 2007-2009: Brigade Commander, 9th Marine Brigade (6,000 Marines), Nantes, France
  • 2005-2007: Advisor to the Minister of Defense for Africa and Middle-East, Ministry of Defense, Paris, France
  • 2002-2004 : Regiment Commander, Regiment d’Infanterie Chars de Marine (1000 Marines)
  • 1999-2002: Africa Center for Strategic Studies, United States Department of Defense, Washington D.C.
  • 1998- 1999: Military Adviser to the Ambassador for Development of African Peacekeeping Capabilities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, France
  • 1993-1995: Director, Central Africa Desk, Crisis Prevention and Special Operations, Ministry of Cooperation, Paris, France
  • 1983-1998: Platoon Leader, Company Commander, and Executive Officer in Marine Regiments, in France and Africa – Served 50 months of operational experience and was combat proven in Mugadiscio, Jibouti, Chad, Gabon and Bosnia.

Major Général Bonnemaison is the author of two books and has language proficiency in French and English. His professional military education includes:

  • 2004-2005: Institute for High Studies of National Defence, Paris, France
  • 1995-1996: Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • 1995-1996: Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
  • 1980-1982: Cadet in Ecoles de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan. Diplôme d’Ingénieur

Major Général Bonnemaison’s honours, awards and decorations include:

  • Distinguished Fellow, New Westminster College
  • Officier, Légion d’honneur
  • Commandeur, Ordre National du Mérite
  • Croix de la Valeur Militaire
  • Croix du Combattant
  • Officer, United States Legion of Merit
  • Croxi de Théâtres d’Opérations Extérieures
  • Médaille de l’Outre-mer
  • Médaille de l’Otan
  • Médaille de l’UNISOM
  • Officier, Mérite Tchadien

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Major Général Eric Bonnemaison is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and ethical leadership, and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

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