Mr. Bruno Cantin
Future Forces Forum
Head, Logistics Capabilities Section, Directorate for Defence Policy and Capabilities
NATO International Staff
NATO views on future development of logistics
Mr Bruno Cantin works at NATO HQ as Head Logistics Capability Section in the Defence Policy and Planning Division of the International Staff. He has over thirty-nine years of command and staff work experience in armaments, logistics, standardisation, personnel management, financial management, maintenance, technical support management and information resources management. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Land Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer for twenty-two years, retired in 1998 to take over the Logistics Plans Officer post in the International Staff until October 2002 when he was promoted to his current post.
Mr Cantin graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada as an engineer in Engineering and Management in 1977. He served in Germany as a junior officer in different maintenance related posts within the 4th Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group for three years. He then went to complete a Master degree in Business and Administration specialising in Information Systems in 1983. He worked at National Defence Headquarters in Land Maintenance Information Systems and as Integrated Logistic Support manager in two capital acquisition programmes. His time at national defence Headquarters saw his deployment in 1984 to the Israel-Syrian border with the United Nations as maintenance platoon commander in the Canadian Logistic Battalion and in 1993 to ex-Yugoslavia where he commanded the Canadian Logistic Battalion and the National Support Element for nine months. During that period he also assumed the duties of Canadian Contingent J4. He also served at Canadian Forces Headquarters in different posts and in the Canadian mission in NATO Headquarters Brussels.