Mounir Chennaoui
Assistant to the Scientific Director of IRBA and Head of the division : « health of the soldier in an operational situation »
Mounir Chennaoui was a senior officer in the Army Health Service and he has been working for 25 years at the French Armed Forces Biomedical Reserach Institute (IRBA). Since May 2019, Mounir Chennaoui is the Assistant to the Scientific Director of IRBA and Head of the division : « health of the soldier in an operational situation ». He co-leads the EA 7330 VIFASOM team (University of Paris Descartes) with Professor Damien Léger (Hôtel-Dieu Hospital). He has a PhD in biology and physiology and an accreditation to direct research (HDR). Its research, expertise, training and innovation areas focus on fatigue in the operational environment. The results of his research is used to (1) make recommendations to the armed forces on the physiological and psychological effects of operational situations induced by wake/sleep cycle alterations and (2) to propose preventive strategies (specific training, light therapy, sleep extension, nap, optimized nap, nutritional and pharmacological strategies, etc.). The objective will be to develop or promote the implementation of countermeasures that delay the onset of fatigue and improve recovery and performance restoration.
  Lieutenant-General Wayne D. Eyre, CMM, MSC, CD
Commander Canadian Army
LGen Eyre grew up on a farm near Wadena, Saskatchewan, and spent his high school years in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He joined Army Cadets at age 12 and has been in uniform ever since. LGen Eyre attended Royal Roads Military College and Royal Military College. Upon commissioning in 1988 he joined Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and has had the great privilege of spending the majority of his career in command or deputy command positions, including commanding 3rd Battalion PPCLI, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, 3rd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force West, Deputy Commanding General – Operations for XVIII (US) Airborne Corps, Deputy Commander Military Personnel Command, Deputy Commander United Nations Command in Korea, and for a short time Commander of Military Personnel Command. He became Commander Canadian Army on 20 August 2019. Operationally, LGen Eyre has commanded a rifle platoon with the United Nations Force in Cyprus; 2PPCLI’s Reconnaissance Platoon with the UN Protection Force in Croatia (including the Medak Pocket); a rifle company in Bosnia with NATO’s Stabilization Force; the Canadian Operational Mentor and Liaison Team in Kandahar, Afghanistan advising 1-205 Afghan National Army Brigade in combat; as the Commanding General of NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan, where he oversaw the force generation, institutional training, and professional development of the Afghan National Security Forces; and as the first non-U.S. Deputy Commander of United Nations Command Korea in its 69 year history, and as such is the most senior Canadian officer ever permanently stationed in the Asia Pacific region. Among various domestic operations, he was the military liaison to the Government of Manitoba for the 1997 floods, commanded a company fighting the 1998 BC forest fires, commanded the Task Force that secured the 2010 G8 Summit, and commanded the military response to both the 2015 Saskatchewan wildfires and the 2016 Fort McMurray evacuation. As a staff officer, LGen Eyre has served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Land Force Western Area Headquarters, in the Directorate of Defence Analysis at NDHQ, and as the J3 of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course, the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the U.S. Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science and three Masters Degrees (Military Studies, Operational Studies and Strategic Studies). His decorations include the Order of Military Merit in the rank of Commander, the Meritorious Service Cross, the Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation, the Chief of Defence Staff Commendation, and was twice awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit.
  MAJ Tony Gustafsson
Swedish Armed Forces Subarctic Warfare Center Training Wing
Maj. Tony Gustafsson CO Swedish Armed Forces Subarctic warfare Center Training Wing. Educated within the Swedish Armed Forces with specialties as survival and thermal medicine. Studied snow mechanics and different types of ice at the Technological University of  Luleå, Course director and Instructor at Centre For Defense Medicine and most important, nearly 40 years of experience of “Human Body in Cold Environment”.
  Bohdan Kaluzny
Senior Operations Research Scientist  
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Allied Command Transformation
DR. BOHDAN KALUZNY joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Headquarters in 2019.  He leads and contributes research and analysis in support of capability development within ACT across doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel, facilities and interoperability.  Previously, he was a manager and Senior Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). In these capacities he led research and analysis in support of DND and the Canadian Armed Forces via various positions and postings, including within the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command Headquarters. His research interests include operations research, data science, cost analysis, computational complexity, high-dimensional computational geometry and algorithm design. Dr. Kaluzny obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the McGill University, Canada.
  Dr. David T. Martin
Chief Scientist and High Performance Director for APEIRON
Dr. David T. Martin is currently Chief Scientist and High Performance Director for APEIRON (Center of Excellence for High Performance and Health Span) and is also a Professor in Exercise Science at The Australian Catholic University. From 2015-2019 Dr. Martin was the Director of Performance Research and Development for the Philadelphia 76ers. Prior to working in the NBA, Dr. Martin was a Senior Sport Scientist at the Australian Institute of Sport, a position he accepted in1994. Dr. Martin’s PhD research was completed at the University of Wyoming and he also worked as a research assistant at the United States Olympic Training Center. Dr. Martin has more than 30 years of experience working with elite coaches and athletes. Dr. Martin has more than 100 peer reviewed scientific publications, 10 book chapters and articles in popular cycling magazines. As the National Sports Science Coordinator for Cycling Australia, Dr. Martin was in a leadership role in providing support for Australian Cycling teams preparing for the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Dr. Martin has collaborated with Australian and US Special Forces Soldiers focusing on talent identification, selection methodology, combat sport and training unique individuals to performance in demanding environments.
  Major General William F. Mullen
United States Marine Corps
Major General Mullen was commissioned in 1986 from the NROTC program at Marquette University. After the basic school, he was designated as an Infantry Officer and completed the Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, Va. His operational experience includes commanding from the platoon level up to battalion in which he served as the Commanding Officer for 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. He has deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield, Operation Sea Signal, on the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. MajGen Mullen’s staff positions include Inspector-Instructor for Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, Marine aide to the President, and Joint Operations Division of the Joint Staff. He was selected for command of the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group as a Colonel. As a General Officer, he has served as Commanding General, Education Command and President, Marine Corps University, Director, Capabilities Development Directorate, Commanding General of Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Center, and currently serves as the Commanding General of Training and Education Command. MajGen Mullen holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Marquette University, as well as an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the School of Advanced Warfighting, Airborne and Ranger school.
  COL Deydre S. Teyhen DPT, PhD, OCS
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
COL Deydre Teyhen is currently the Commander of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the U.S. Department of Defense's largest biomedical research laboratory.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1993, her Master's in Physical Therapy from the Army-Baylor University in 1995, her Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Texas in 2004, and her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Baylor University in 2008. COL Teyhen graduated with distinction from the Army War College with a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies in 2014. Prior to assuming command of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, COL Teyhen Commanded the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks. Prior to that she served as the Assistant Chief of Staff-Public Health at the Army's Office of the Surgeon General; where she led the Army's Performance Triad initiative and oversaw the Army Medicine's response to public health diseases, such as the Zika and Ebola viruses. COL Teyhen's research portfolio focuses on Soldier health and medical readiness (public health, musculoskeletal medicine, behavioral health, resiliency, imaging, and technology). Her research accomplishments include over 5 million dollars in grants, 80 peer-reviewed publications, 110 presentations at conferences, and 130 invited lectures.

  Dr. Peter Tikuisis
Emeritus Defence Scientist at Defence Research & Development Canada
Dr. Peter Tikuisis obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics at the University of Waterloo, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. His scientific career in human-related research began with gas bubble development leading to decompression sickness, followed by the uptake and elimination of carbon monoxide, shivering response to cold exposure, soldier performance under various physiological stressors, and ending with the categorization and trajectory of fragile countries. To augment his understanding of the impact of cold on well-being and performance, Peter completed arctic, land, and sea survival courses through the Canadian Air Force training program. During the course of his research, he developed the Cold Exposure Survival Model used by Search and Rescue organizations for predicting the likely survival time of people accidentally exposed to cold air or water. Among his awards is the DRDC Award of Public Distinction for his role in the revision of the Wind Chill Index. Peter has held adjunct appointments at the Universities of Waterloo (Physics), Toronto (Physiology), and Carleton (Political Science). He currently holds an Emeritus Defence Scientist position at Defence Research & Development Canada.

Major-General S.J.R. Whelan, OMM, MSC, MSM, CD
Deputy Commander Military Personnel Command
As our closing speaker, MGen Whelan will have the honor of passing the ICSPP torch to the next ICSPP host country.
Major-General Steve Whelan began his military career when he joined the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment (Ontario) as a part time soldier in the infantry. There he enjoyed an extraordinary and rewarding experience as a non-commissioned officer, and then as a commissioned officer in the Reserves for six years. Following this, he transitioned to full-time service in the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry officer and continued his career with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR), in Gagetown, New Brunswick. Major-General Whelan has had a number of Command appointments which include Commander of November Company 3 RCR in Petawawa, Ontario, commander of the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy, and Commander of Military Personnel Generation, these last two in Kingston, Ontario. Major-General Whelan has also served in a number of Staff assignments throughout his career. He was pressed into service at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, where he served as the following: Infantry Career Manager of Military Personnel Command, Section Head of expeditionary operations/Strategic Joint Staff, Chief of Staff to Chief of Force Development, Chief of Staff to Commander Military Personnel Command, and Chief of Staff – Strategy for Military Personnel Command. Operationally, Major-General Whelan has served in Cyprus as Platoon Commander, in Bosnia as a Platoon Commander and Operations Officer, in Afghanistan supporting stabilization, in Jerusalem supporting security force cooperation, and most recently in Iraq fighting ISIS alongside 73 other Coalition nations in a US Army Joint and Combined Headquarters. Major-General Whelan is a graduate of the Land Forces Command and Staff College in Kingston, both the junior and senior course, and of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto. He has a three-year diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, in Civil Engineering, a Bachelor from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Kingston, a Master in Conflict Resolution from Royal Roads Military University, British Columbia, a Master in Defence studies from Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), and a Master in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Major-General Whelan was appointed to the position Deputy Commander Military Personnel Command in July 2019.








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