Another former Canadian Navy officer has joined a giant international arms company, and will specialise in strategy and government relations. Across the world, international arms companies scoop up retired officers to give them advantages in dealing with armed forces and ministries of defence.
David Pugliese, in the Ottawa Citizen, reports that former Commodore Kelly Williams is joining General Dynamics Canada. Williams is a well connected former officer who has served in roles that involved him in both the American and UK armed forces in his job with the Canadian Navy.
William is well equipped to help General Dynamics sell their weapons and technology to the Canadian military. (See the Pugliese article for a list of his past jobs).
A record of General Dynamics extensive lobbying efforts can be obtained from the Office of the Commisioner of Lobbying of Canada. Many of the former professional lobbyists used by General Dynamics are former members of the federal public service.