Colonel Charles S. Oliviero

Colonel (Retired) Chuck Oliviero, CD, PhD is an internationally recognized expert in simulation supported training and has twice been the Keynote Speaker at international training conferences and fora.  He has over four decades’ experience as an educator and trainer.  For two decades, he was responsible for designing, developing and delivering some of the most complex collective training events ever conducted in synthetic environments for military, government and corporate entities.  Colonel Oliviero served more than 30 years in the Canadian Forces, retiring as a Colonel.  His career included command of Canada’s then only tank regiment, The 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s), establishing Canada’s Arms Control Verification Unit and being both an instructor and the Chief of Staff of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College.  He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, holds a BA (Hon) in History, an MA and a PhD in War Studies.  He is also a graduate of the two-year German War College (Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr) course.  His last military duty was as Special Advisor to the Commander Canadian Army.  In 2011 the Minister of National Defence appointed him as Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Queen’s York Rangers (1st Americans).  For more than a decade, he was an Adjunct Professor of history and strategy at both the Royal Military College and Norwich University in Vermont, USA. He is married and has two sons, both of whom are serving officers in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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