Colonel (retired) Denis Brazeau was appointed as a part-time Member of the Board on June 27, 2006, and subsequently as part-time Vice-Chairperson on February 9, 2007.
Mr. Brazeau was enrolled in the Regular Officer Training Plan in 1975, graduating from the Royal Military College in 1980 with a Bachelors degree in history.
During the next 20 years, Mr. Brazeau served with the Royal 22e Régiment (Lahr, Germany and Québec City), the 5e Groupe-Brigade mécanisé du Canada (CFB Valcartier) and in the Land Force Command Headquarters (St-Hubert, Quebec). In 1996, he took command of the Royal 22e Régiment Battle School until his nomination as Chief of Staff and then Deputy Commander of the 5e Groupe de soutien du Secteur du Québec de la Force Terrestre in 1998.
In 2002, Mr. Brazeau served as Chief of Staff of the Secteur du Québec de la Force terrestre. He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General in 2004.
Mr. Brazeau's overseas experience also includes service in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2000 and in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2001 and 2002.
Mr. Brazeau attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas), graduating in 1992. He also completed a Master's degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College in 1999.
In 2005, he completed the Advanced Military Science Course and the National Security Studies Course at the CF College in Toronto. That same year, Mr. Brazeau retired from the CF after thirty years of service.