DALLAIRE, Lgen the Hon. Roméo A., O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q., M.S.C, C.D. (Retired)
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Date of Birth ( 1946.06.25
Place of Birth: Denekamp, Netherlands
Profession | Occupation: Military
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 3373 Days (9 years, 2 months, 26 days)
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Gulf, Quebec Resigned Maiden speech. Liberal 2005.03.24 - 2014.06.17 Martin, Paul Edgar Philippe
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Liberal 2005.03.24 - 2014.06.17

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National Defence 2012.01 - 2014.01.28
Veterans Affairs 2012.01 - 2014.01.28

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Military Service

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National Defence Headquarters Chief of Staff to the Assistant Deputy Minister (Personnel) Group, 1996. Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources-Military), 1998. Special Advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff and Officer Professional Development, 1999. Retired from the Canadian Forces on April 18, 2000. 1996 - 2000
Canadian Forces (Army) For Quebec Area, Montreal. Presented with the Vimy Award by the Conference of Defence Associations, June 1995. Awarded the United States Legion of Merit, January 1996. Commander 1995 - 1996
1st Canadian Division Commander 1994.09 - 1995.10
Land Force Command In St-Hubert, Quebec. Deputy Commander 1994.09 - 1995.10
United Nations UN Observer Mission - Uganda and Rwanda (UNOMUR) and the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR), Africa. Awarded the Meritorious Service Cross; UNOMUR Medal; UNAMIR medal. Commander 1993 - 1994
5th Canadian Mechanic Brigade Group Commander 1991 - 1993
Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean Student (U.K.) (HCSC) (1991) Commandant 1989 - 1991
National Defence Headquarters Director of Land Force Requirements and Director of Artillery, 1988-1989. 1985 - 1989
5th Regiment, Canadian Artillery Valcartier, Québec. Commander 1983 - 1985
Regional Support Staff Commanding Officer 1983 - 1985
Canadian Forces (Army) Eastern Area. Deputy Chief of Staff 1982 - 1983
Canadian Forces (Army) To the Deputy Commander, Land. Executive Assistant 1981 - 1982
Canadian Forces (Army) Attended the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College (USMCCSC) in Virginia, 1980-1981. Battery Commander 1978 - 1980
Ops & Standards (Artillery School) 1976 - 1978
Canadian Forces (Army) Served in Germany. Awarded Special Service Medal. Battery Officer 1973 - 1976
RSS Officer 1971 - 1973
Canadian Forces (Army) Para course, 1971. Troop Officer 1969 - 1971
Canadian Army Enroled in the Canadian Army, September 3, 1964. Attendedthe Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean, Quebec, and graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences from the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. Also attended the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College in Kingston, Ontario. Student / Officer Cadet 1964.09.03 - 1969
Reserve Militia Cadet 1960 - 1964
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Chapters in Books

  • The end of innocence: Rwanda 1994.
    In: Moore, Jonathan (ed.) Hard choices: moral dilemmas in humanitarian intervention. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield; 1998. p. 71-86.

  • La fin de l'innocence : Rwanda 1994.
    In : Des choix difficiles : les dilemmes moraux de l'humanitaire : sous la direction de Jonathan Moore; traduit de l'anglais par Dominique Leveillé. Paris : Gallimard; 1999. p. [125]-46.

  • Foreword.
    In: Contemporary issues in officership: a Canadian perspective / editor, Bernd Horn. Toronto : Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies; 2000 . x, 267 p.

  • Foreword.
    In: Fell, Scott R. Preventing genocide: how the early use of force might have succeeded in Rwanda. New York : Carnegie Corp. of New York; 1998. vii, 62 p.


  • La dernière salve du général Dallaire .
    L'Actualité. 28:61-5 nov. 1, 2003.

  • To hell and back: a decade after the genocide, Roméo Dallaire writes about his uneasy return.
    Maclean's. 117 (39):38ff Sept. 27, 2004.

  • Would the world have cared more about Rwanda's gorillas? .
    Catholic New Times. 19 (5):5 Mar. 5, 1995.

^ Multiple Authors Books

  • Ils se battent comme des soldats, ils meurent comme des enfants : pour en finir avec le recours aux enfants soldats; traduit de l'anglais par Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné. Dallaire, Roméo et Jessica Dee Humphreys.
    Montréal : Libre expression; c2010. 402 p.

  • J'ai serré la main du diable : la faillite de l'humanité au Rwanda. Dallaire, Roméo A. avec Brent Beardsley; traduit de l'anglais par Jean-Louis Morgan.
    Outremont, Qc : Libre expression; 2003. 684 p.

  • J'ai serré la main du diable : la faillite de l'humanité au Rwanda . Dallaire, Roméo A. avec la participation du major Brent Beardsley; traduit de l'anglais par Jean-Louis Morgan.
    Éd. rev. et corr. Montréal : Libre expression; 2007. 684 p.

  • Shake hands with the devil: the failure of humanity in Rwanda. Dallaire, Roméo A. with Brent Beardsley.
    Toronto : Random House Canada; c2003. xviii, 562 p.

  • They fight like soldiers, they die like children : the global quest to eradicate the use of child soldiers. Dallaire, Roméo and Jessica Dee Humphreys.
    Toronto : Random House Canada; c2010. xi, 307 p.

Chapters in Books

  • Securing the army's future: enhancing the conflict resolution capability of the Canadian army for the 21st century. Dallaire, Roméo A. and Robert Near
    In: Contemporary issues in officership: a Canadian perspective / editor, Bernd Horn. Toronto : Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies; 2000. p. 239.


  • Rwanda experience shows need for UN reform: failure of international community results in one million deaths. Dallaire, Roméo and Bruce Poulin
    Vanguard. 1:8-10 Spring 1995.

  • Rwanda: from peace agreement to genocide. Dallaire, Roméo and Bruce Poulin
    Canadian Defence Quarterly / Revue canadienne de défense. 24 (3):7 Mar. 1995.

  • UNAMIR: mission to Rwanda. Dallaire, Roméo and Bruce Poulin
    Joint Force Quarterly. 7:66-71 Spring 1995.

  • War-affected children. Dallaire, Roméo and Phil Lancaster
    ETFO Voice. 4 (2):15 Winter 2002.


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