Mr. Pierre Daigle
Pierre Daigle was appointed Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces on February 19, 2009. In announcing the appointment, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Peter MacKay, expressed his confidence and support for Mr. Daigle, stating that he brings to the position an outstanding record of professionalism and a proven track record of advocating on behalf of the men and women in the Canadian Forces.
Mr. Daigle has held numerous leadership positions throughout his 36 years of military service in the Canadian Forces. He has commanded forces in various theatres of operations abroad and in Canada. He has consulted and advised various government departments. He held key staff positions and was Special Advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff on Homeland Security.
After retiring from the Canadian Forces in 2004, Mr. Daigle was a consultant for the public and private sectors, both at the national and international level.
Mr. Daigle obtained his B.A. of Administration from the Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean. He later attended Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, and in 1993 graduated from the Fellowship Program in Geo-Strategic Studies from the National Defence College. In 1998, he completed the Queen’s Public Executive Programme.
Mr. Daigle and his wife have two adult sons and a granddaughter. In his spare time he enjoys reading, physical fitness, golf and travel.