Brigadier-General J.P.P. Godbout, CD
Brigadier-General Pascal Godbout joined the Canadian Forces as a Communications and Electronics Engineering Officer and obtained his commission in 1995 after graduating from the Collège militaire royal de St-Jean. He worked in staff appointments at NDHQ and with Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central). He was given the opportunity to command inspiring teams of professionals at every stage of his career at the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment in Kingston, while deployed on Op ATHENA in Afghanistan, at 4 Wing Cold Lake, 22 Wing North Bay, 16 Wing Borden and most recently led Joint Task Force (North) in Yellowknife. He served at NORAD Headquarters, Colorado Springs during two separate tours of duty. As a Major, he worked both in portfolio management and NORAD command, control, communications and computers (C4) operations. As a Colonel, he was employed as the Joint Cyber Centre Deputy Director, while also pro-shifting as one of the Deputy NORAD & USNORTHCOM Command Centre Directors.
Brigadier-General Godbout developed a passion for professional development and education early on in his career. He had the privilege of serving as an instructor at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics in Kingston, and as JCSP Directing Staff and NSP Programme Officer at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. As Commander of 16 Wing Borden, he was responsible for oversight of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, the RCAF Academy, and the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations.
Brigadier-General Godbout holds a Master of Arts in Defence Management and Policy from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master in Business Administration from Athabasca University. He is a graduate of the Joint Command and Staff Programme and the NATO Defence College Senior Course.