Arctic eTalks - July 2021


Arctic eTalks

Arctic eTalks is hosted by “The Watch” Command Magazine, United States Northern Command, United States European Command, United States Indo-Pacific Command and the Center for Arctic Security and Resilience.

Arctic eTalks is a monthly forum for open discussion (non-attribution) on key issues affecting the Circumpolar Arctic for academics, defense and security professionals, and military leaders from Canada, Finland, Iceland, Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland and Faroe Islands), Norway, Sweden, and the United States

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Partners Include:

  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - United Kingdom
  • George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
  • Joint Task Force (North) - Canadian Armed Forces
  • Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom (UK MOD)
  • NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom)
  • North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN)
  • Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS)
  • Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • Royal Danish Defence College (
  • United States Coast Guard (Arctic)
  • William J. Perry Center, National Defense University (NDU)

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Arctic eTalks  - July 2021 - featuring Brigadier-general Pascal godbout



Brigadier-General Pascal Godbout joined the Canadian Forces as a Communications and Electronics Engineering Officer and obtained his commission in 1995 after graduating from the Collège militaire royal de St-Jean. He was given the opportunity to command inspiring teams of professionals at every stage of his career in Kingston, Afghanistan, Cold Lake, North Bay, Borden and now Yellowknife. He has worked in staff appointments at NDHQ and with Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central). He had the privilege of serving as an instructor at the Canadian Forces College as well as the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics.

Brigadier-General Godbout served in the Joint Signal Regiment and has worked in support of NORAD operations on four separate tours of duty, culminating with his last tour in Colorado Springs as the Joint Cyber Centre Deputy Director, where he also served as one of the Deputy NORAD & USNORTHCOM Command Centre Directors. His most recent assignment was as Commander of 16 Wing Borden, where he was responsible for oversight of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, the RCAF Academy, and the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations.

Brigadier-General Godbout holds a Master of Arts in Defence Management and Policy from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master in Business Administration from Athabasca University. He is a graduate of the Joint Command and Staff Programme and the NATO Defence College Senior Course.

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