John R. Grodzinski, Royal Military College of Canada

Assistant Professor History Major Kingston, Ontario grodzinski-j@rmc.ca Office: (613) 541-6000 ext. 6698

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Major John R. Grodzinski graduated from McMaster University in 1983 with a degree in political science. Since joining the Canadian Forces in 1983, he has held several appointments with his regiment, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), and various staff positions in Winnipeg, Halifax and Ki...

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Major John R. Grodzinski graduated from McMaster University in 1983 with a degree in political science. Since joining the Canadian Forces in 1983, he has held several appointments with his regiment, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), and various staff positions in Winnipeg, Halifax and Kingston, working mainly in coordinating military assistance to other government departments and doctrinal development. Major Grodzinski was also the Managing Editor of The Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin (now the Canadian Army Journal) for six years. In 2002, Major Grodzinski completed a Masters of Arts in War Studies at RMC and his thesis on the War of 1812 on the Upper St Lawrence River was nominated for the Governor General's Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Since June 2004, Major Grodzinski has taught history at The Royal Military College of Canada, focussing on HIE 202, Canadian Military History; HIE 203, Canadian Military History; HIE 207 Canadian History and HIE 271 Introduction to Military History and Strategic Thought. Major Grodzinski regularly conducts battlefield tours for RMC, field force units, the Canadian Forces College and other CF units, focussing mainly on the War of 1812. He is also a doctoral candidate in the RMC War Studies programme.



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