General Rick Hillier Luncheon
Former Chief of Defence Staff General Rick Hillier will be speaking at a special luncheon organized by the Quinte Regional Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with TD Bank Group.
His remarks as guest speaker at the Chamber luncheon will focus on leadership from his perspective and how it can be applied in the professional business world.
General Hillier is highly respected as a consummate leader and is the author of the #1 National Best Seller A Soldier First as well as Leadership, 50 Points of Wisdom for Today’s Leaders, an inspirational collection of leadership principles.
A 40 year veteran of the Canadian Forces, the highly decorated Hillier has had an illustrious and colourful career. He has held a number of postings in Petawawa, Montreal, Ottawa, Lahr, Germany and Fort Hood, Texas. In January 1998, he led Operation Recuperation, the Canadian Forces' intervention in the paralyzing ice storm and went on to command the Multinational Division in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
General Rick Hillier was also selected as Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance force in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2003, he was named Chief of the Land Staff, commanding the Canadian Army and in 2005, was named Chief of the Defence Staff, Canada’s most senior military officer.
During his tenure in the Defence portfolio, he gained considerable notoriety for his straight talk and total commitment to the men and women under his command.