Inside Fighter Jet Procurement

Systemic Intervention-based Inefficiency, Ineffectiveness & Opportunity Costs

Brigadier-General (Retired) Gregory Matte

BGen (Ret’d) Gregory Matte is a former CF-18 fighter pilot and a Fighter Weapons Instructor “Top Gun” graduate with extensive operational experience. He has held multiple command positions during his career, including as the Task Force Commander for all Canadian flying operations in the Balkans, as well as the Commander of 4 Wing in Cold Lake. He was a previous Director Air Requirements looking at the CF-18’s replacement. One of his final assignments was Chief of Staff for the co-ordination of air, land and sea security during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Greg retired from the Canadian Forces in September 2010 after 29 years of service. He was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal upon graduation from Royal Roads Military College with a degree in Physics and Computer Science, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Defence Management and Administration at RMC. He is currently General Manager of the Victoria Flying Club and President & CEO of GCP Solutions. He completed his PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University in 2020.

Inside Fighter Jet Procurement in Canada” (.PDF) was presented at the RUSI-VI luncheon on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

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