May 23, 2018
Patrick M. Dennis was born in Windsor, Ontario, and completed his early education at the University of Windsor. He is a retired Canadian Air Force colonel and fighter controller who served abroad for over twenty-two years, including tours as Canada’s deputy military representative to the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium, and as the Canadian defence attaché to Israel. He is a graduate of the United States Armed Forces Staff College, the NATO Defence College, and Canada’s National Security Studies Course, and hold’s a master’s degree in Leadership and Communication from the University of Northern Colorado.
After leaving the military, he lectured on global political-military issues at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and was a part-time instructor with the Canadian Forces College, Toronto, specializing in command and management and the law of armed conflict. He has written articles for Canada’s History, the Canadian Defence Quarterly, the Canadian Military Journal, the Canadian Military History journal, Air Power History, and Esprit de Corps magazine.
His life-long interest in the First World War has led to his first book, Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War (University of British Columbia Press in co-operation with the Canadian War Museum), which was published in September 2017.