Horn, Bernd 1959-
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—.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Canadian Historical Review, December, 2001, Desmond Morton, review of Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders, p. 788.