Senior Advisor, Training and Emergency Management
Dave Chupick retired from the Canadian Forces in 2004 after nearly 30 years of service. Throughout his career and since retirement he has been directly involved with training at the unit, formation and higher levels as well as with government and private industry within national, NATO, multi-national and UN contexts. Upon retirement, he worked as a Calian Exercise Controller and then Senior Exercise Controller for the Directorate of Land Synthetic Environments. He is currently Calian’s Senior Advisor, Training and Emergency Management residing in Victoria, BC.
For several decades, Dave has led and managed a diverse range of teams to design, develop and deliver training events from professional development sessions to large complex international exercises for a wide range of clients both military and civilian. Major exercises included training of the two Canadian ISAF Regional Command (South) HQs for Afghanistan, 2010 Vancouver Olympic exercise program for all of Government, 2010 G8/G20 Summits exercise program for all of Government, US-Canada bilateral exercises such as Ardent Sentry/ Staunch Maple and Vigilant Shield/ Determined Dragon.
In addition, Dave spent almost two years working with the African Union developing and then delivering an exercise and training events that validated the African Standby Force doctrine, a strategic level concept. He has extensive experience with facilitation of both large and small groups on a diverse range of topics discussing issues covering tactical through to strategic level issues in military, the private sector and government forums.