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Efficient and Effective Training Solutions

With reductions in operational deployments, commanders are more reliant on training to build readiness rather than in-the-field experience. Today's military commanders need solutions to meet the increasing demand for training and training support that cannot be found within traditional sources.

Calian enables customers to concentrate on their daily duties while the scenario is being devised. Our involvement also ensures that each exercise is set up with an agreed timescale, structure and method to evaluate outcomes.

Scenario Development

Our scenario development also takes into consideration the diverse issues in contemporary operations, including:

  • Multiple conflict drivers
  • Multiple actors
  • Multiple perspectives within any alliance
  • New threats—hybrid, cyber, social, media
  • Near simultaneous access to information
  • Citizen journalists.
  • Varied tolerance to risk amongst Alliance members
  • Fighting non-state actors, including militias
  • Protection of civilians in armed conflict

Our Experts

Our team has decades of experience in training strategy and planning, complex scenario and scripting, exercise design, development and delivery, operational planning solutions and customized training and mentoring.

Kent Davis

Kent Davis is a bilingual retired Canadian Army senior officer with a demonstrated record of achievement in providing corporate, personnel, and institutional leadership across joint and tri-service operational training.

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John Cullen

John Cullen is Managing Director of Calian Europe, servicing NATO, the European Union and European nations. For more than 12 years, John has played a key role in designing, developing and delivering exercises and training events for senior leaders across NATO in support of the Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway. With a view to business development and European expansion, he continues to participate in exercise design and training delivery to understand client needs and remain current on crisis management doctrine and processes.

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Howard Chaganis

Howard Chaganis is Director of Operations, Calian UK. After gaining a BSc in Geography at Oxford Brookes University he moved to The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, gaining his commission with The Royal Green Jackets as an Infantry Officer and serving on operations worldwide. On leaving the British Army after 10 years of service, Howard Chaganis has concentrated the majority of his consultancy within NATO, with a particular focus on Scenario development and the command and control elements of large-scale, complex exercises.

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Chesney Clark

Chesney Clark is the Managing Director, Calian, UK. He completed his BA/ MA at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, prior to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, gaining a commission as an Officer in the Army Air Corps as a helicopter pilot. Since leaving active service in 2013, Chesney Clark has worked as a Defence consultant, focused on NATO training, exercises and scenario development. Extensive experience in Security Sector Reform training, NATO exercise planning/ execution, and constructing winning teams to support public/ private sector clients.

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David Chupick

Emergency Management Solutions

Dave Chupick brings to the team decades of combined training experience with the military and as a civilian working for Calian Group Ltd. He’s led and managed many diverse teams, working with clients to design, develop and deliver large complex exercises for the Canadian military, Canadian federal and provincial governments, the African Union and in support of NATO through exercises in the Canadian Army’s High Readiness Program. He’s also part of the project team continuing the evolution of the exercise development software – Calian MaestroEDE.

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Eric Norton

Training as a Service

Eric's primary role is to find technology solutions to training problems. He has more than 15 years of experience designing and building software capabilities for Calian’s biggest training contract with the Canadian Army Simulation Centre. His work has predominantly centred on making improvements to the learning environment. So, whether it was building software tools that helped simulations communicate or building tools to help productivity in terms of how we create our learning scenarios, Eric has a deep understanding of military training and exercise environments.

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Rex Barnes

Training as a Service

Rex Barnes had a 30+ year career in the UK Royal Marines, with command roles at every rank up to Commanding Officer. On completion of service in 2012, Rex moved to Australia with BAE Systems where he was delivery manager for two LHD amphibious platforms for the Royal Australian Navy. On returning to UK Rex founded and became managing director of GGR Training Limited then moved to Calian in Europe as the Director of Operations in May 2021.

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