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LCol Don Ardelian, CD

 

1945-49 Royal Canadian Army Cadets (Cadet Major) Regina SK
1948-49 Regina Rifle Regiment (Militia) (Sergeant)
Sept 1949 Enrolled Canadian Army (Regular)
1952-53 Korea - Rifle Platoon Sergeant - 1 & 3 PPCLI
1954-56 Instructional and Administrative Cadre Prairie Command (Sergeant)

1956-57: Officer Candidate Programme Royal Canadian School of Infantry (RCS of I) (Officer Cadet)
1957-60: Platoon Commander, Transport Officer, Assistant Adjutant, (Lieutenant) 2 PPCLI
1960-63 Platoon Commander/Instructor, Officer Cadet Division, Training Officer, RCS of I (Lieutenant/Captain)
1963-65: Officer Commanding, Ghanaian Armed Forces, Junior Leader Academy Training Centre.(Captain)
1965-66: Canadian Army Staff College (Captain)
1966-69: Company Commander then Deputy Commanding Officer, 2 PPCLI
1969-71: Section Head, NDHQ Other Ranks Recruiting (Major)
1971-73: Career Manager, NDHQ Combat Arms, Other Ranks, (Major) 
1973-75 Staff Officer, NDHQ, Chief of Personnel Management, (Major)
1975-78: Chief, HQ, Command and Control Branch, AFNORTH (Lieutenant Colonel) Oslo, Norway
1978-80: Section Head, NDHQ Directorate Military Plans and Operations, (Lieutenant Colonel)
1980-81: Executive Assistant to Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of Personnel, NDHQ (Lietenant-Colonel)
February 12, 1982 Discharged


EDUCATION
Civilian -
Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Carleton University Ottawa, (Evening Program)
Certificate in Financial Management, Carleton University Ottawa, (Evening Program)
Master of Business Administration, (Evening Program) (Two subjects and thesis remaining - studies continuing)
Mi1itary -
Canadian Army Staff College
United States National Defence University (National Security Management) (Correspondence Program)

ASSOCIATIONS
Associate Member British Institute of Management (AMBIM)
Guild of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Accountants (ICIA)


DECORATIONS 
Canadian Forces Decoration (Two Clasps)
AWARDS
Top Infantry Subaltern commissioned from all programmes in 1957 - The Infantry Sword
Top Cadet of Infantry Officer Candidate Programme in 1957 - The Commandant's Belt


DATE OF BIRTH: 22 June, 1932
MARITAL STATUS: Married. Son and Daughter