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Lieutenant-Colonel Ian McCulloch, CD
Director of the Centre for National Security Studies

Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Macpherson McCulloch, CD2, is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Educated in Scotland and Switzerland, he holds an honors degree in Journalism (1977) from Carleton University and Masters in War Studies (1996) and Defence Studies (2010), both degrees from the Royal Military College of Canada.  He joined the Canadian Army in 1977 and has served in a variety of regimental and staff appointments in Canada, Germany and the USA.  Promoted to lieutenant-colonel in 1993, he assumed command of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and in 1996 was appointed the first Deputy Director of History & Heritage for the Canadian Forces in Ottawa.  In 2000, he became Special Assistant to the Director General Health Services, Major General Lise Mathieu, and from 2003 to 2007 served on the staff at the HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.  On posting to the Canadian Forces College FC in 2007 he was first made the Army/SOF Planner followed by four years as a member of the Joint Command and Staff Programme Directing Staff. In summer 2012 he was made Deputy Director Future Projects and was instrumental in the redesign of the new JCSP 40 programme.  In January 2013 he was appointed to his current position as Director of the Centre for National Security Studies.

LCol McCulloch is a military historian and author specializing in the Seven Years War in North America and has published numerous books and articles on that subject in various international journals and magazines.  In 1998 he served as a historical consultant for the Seven Year’s War episode on CBC’s Canada: A People’s History, and has also appeared on A&E’s television series Civil War Journal.  An original contributor to Fighting for Canada: Seven Battles (Toronto, 2000) with a monograph on the Battle of Ticonderoga, 1758, Ian also wrote the monograph on the battle of Sillery (Ste Foye) the bloodiest action ever fought on Canadian soil in the companion volume, More Fighting for Canada: Five Battles, 1760-1944. He has authored two books for Osprey Publishing (UK) in their WARRIOR series: British Light Infantryman of the Seven Years War, 1756-1763, North America, (Oxford, 2004) and Highlander in the French & Indian War (Oxford, 2008).  Ian has authored two books for Robin Brass studios (Toronto) and Purple Mountain Press (NY, USA): “Through So Many Dangers”; Memoirs and Adventures of Robert Kirk, Late of the Royal Highland Regiment, the only known memoir of a Highland private soldier who served in North America during the French & Indian War and Sons of the Mountains: A History of the Highland Regiments in North America, 1756-1767 (Fleischmanns, NY & Toronto; 2006).  His most recent book is A Bard of Wolfe’Army (2010) with Robin Brass Studios (Montreal)

Research Interests

Leadership & Command History; War and Society, 1603- 2003; Military Medicine, Highland Soldiers in 18th Century British Army; Colonial and Revolutionary America; and the Canadian Corps in Great War.


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