Horn, Bernd 1959-

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HORN, Bernd 1959-


Born October 9, 1959, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; son of Guenter and Erna Horn; married, September 7, 1979; wife's name, Kimberley Arlene (a registered nurse); children: Calli Noelle, Katie Arlene. Ethnicity: "White Anglo-Saxon." Education: University of Waterloo, B.A. (with honors), 1983; Royal Military College of Canada, M.A., 1997, Ph.D., 1999. Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Wilderness trekking, competitive sports.


Home—146 Dalgleish Ave., Kingston, Ontario K7K 7E5, Canada. E-mail—[email protected].


Canadian Army, career officer, 1983—, platoon commander in Cyprus, 1983-85, member of biathlon team and small arms team, 1985-86, member of reconnaissance platoon, 1986-87, instructor at Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School, 1989-91, member of administration company, 1991-92, served with Bravo Company in Bosnia, 1992-93, commando in Canadian Airborne Regiment, 1993-95, commanding officer of 3 Commando Group, 1995-96, staff officer to the director general of strategic planning, 1996-97, chief of staff to the special advisor to the chief of defense staff, 1999-2000, assistant professor of history at Royal Military College of Canada, 2000-01, commanding officer of 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, 2001—; present rank, lieutenant colonel. Royal Military College of Canada, adjunct associate professor, 2001—; speaker at other institutions, including Wilfrid Laurier University. Leader of adventure training expeditions along the West Coast of Canada, in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Territories, and High Arctic; competitor in military biathlon, military "ironman," mini-triathlon, and distance-running competitions; also coach of military biathlon, military "ironman," and small-arms team competitions. Canadian Airborne Forces Museum, honorary military historian, 2001—; Canadian Airborne Regiment, member of regimental executive committee, 1993-95. CFB Petawawa Non-Public Fund, member of board of governors, 2001—.


Airborne Regiment Association of Canada (honorary military historian, 2001—), 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Association (honorary military historian, 2002—).


Awards from Governor-General of Canada include Gold Medal for Academic Achievement, 1998, and Officer of Order of Military Merit, 2002; Barry D. Hunt Memorial Award, Royal Military College of Canada, 2000.


(Editor and contributor) Contemporary Issues in Officership: A Canadian Perspective, Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

(With Michel Wycyznski) In Search of Pegasus: The Canadian Airborne Experience, 1942-1999, Vanwell Publishing (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

(Editor, with Stephen J. Harris, and contributor) Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders, Dundurn Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Bastard Sons: A Critical Examination of the Canadian Airborne Experience, Vanwell Publishers (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

(With Stephen J. Harris) Generalship and the Art of the Admiral: Perspectives on Senior Military Leadership, Vanwell Publishing (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

(Editor and contributor) Forging a Nation: Perspectives on the Canadian Military Experience, Vanwell Publishers (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

(With Michel Wycyznski) Tip of the Spear: An Intimate Portrait of the First Canadian Parachute Battalion, 1942-1945, Dundurn Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Defence 2000 News, Canadian Military Journal, Airborne, Maroon Beret, Army Doctrine andTraining Bulletin, Parameters: U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Mountaineer, Infantry Journal, Canadian Military History, and Petawawa Post. Member of editorial board, Canadian Forces Journal, 2000—.



Canadian Historical Review, December, 2001, Desmond Morton, review of Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders, p. 788.