Dr Robert Walker

Guest Contributor
September 2, 2005

Dr Robert Walker has been appointed ADM S&T at National Defence and CEO of Defence R&D Canada (DRDC), replacing Dr John Leggat who retired earlier this year (R$, July 22/05). Walker is a 28-year veteran of DRDC, holding a number of senior of positions. His most recent position was DG R&D programs, which he has held since 1998. He takes the helm at DRDC at a time when S&T is expected to play an increasingly important role in support of the Canadian forces. Internationally, Walker will be Canada’s principal representative to the NATO research and technology board and its Technology Cooperation Program. On the national front, he will provide departmental input through interdepartmental committees established by assistant DMs. Walker holds a BSc in physics from Acadia Univ and an MSc in engineering physics and PhD in electrical engineering from McMaster Univ....

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