Maj Ben Doré, CD

    Major Doré joined the Canadian Forces (CF) for the first time in 1984 as an infantryman in the Reserves and that same year he transferred into the Regular Forces as a Naval Combat Information Operator (NCI OP). After two years, he decided to go back to school to complete his College Degree. After the completion of his College Degree, Major Doré worked for the Canadian National (CN) railroad company where he was employed in the response to derailment accidents/incidents. While working with CN, Major Doré applied to rejoin the CF as an officer. In September 1991, he was offered a contract to join as a Military Engineer.

    Following the completion of his training Major Doré was posted to 5 Combat Engineer Regiment in April 1994, where he was initially employed as a field troop commander. From April to October 1995, he was deployed with his troop in Croatia under a United Nation’s mandate to Operation Harmony Roto 6. During this mission, Major Doré was involved in demining and vertical & horizontal construction tasks. After this mission, Major Doré acted as a squadron commander in 5 RGC. From June 1996 to June 1999, Major Doré was employed as “9 Engineer Squadron” Deputy Commanding Officer.

    From June 1999 to June 2001, Major Doré returned to 5 CER where he occupied the Regimental Adjt’s position for two years. From June 2001 to June 2002, he was employed at Brigade Headquarters in positions as the Brigade acting G1 and the Brigade Commander’s EA. In 2002, he was promoted to his actual rank and went back to 5 Combat Engineer Regiment to serve as the Officer Commanding the Support Squadron. In 2003, Major Doré was selected to attend the Academic Army Programme to complete his university degree.

    When his university degree was completed in May 2004, Major Doré was transferred to the Army Headquarters in Ottawa. His first position was as the Director General of the Land Staff (DGLS) business planner and subsequently as staff officer in the decision support section. In June 2008, he returned to 5 Combat Engineer Regiment as the Deputy Commanding Officer. In June 2009, he became the Deputy Commanding Officer for the Task Force Kandahar Engineer Regiment that was deployed in Afghanistan from November 2009 to September 2010. He is currently employed as Project Manager for infrastructure projects at Chief of Military Personnel.

    Major Doré will retire on 21 September 2011 and will serve with 34th Combat Engineer Regiment located in Montreal as a reservist.