Event Details

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

DEFENSE: CANADA: Breakfast Briefing with Major General Simon Hetherington, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Canada

Event Information

Date & time

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
09:00 am - 10:30 am


Washington, DC


Spencer Cresswell at +1-646-250-7012 or scresswell@bciu.org

This event is a breakfast briefing featuring Major General Simon Hetherington, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Canada.

Hosting opportunities are available. 

For more information, please contact Spencer Cresswell at scresswell@bciu.org or +1-646-250-7012.


Biographical Information

Major-General Simon Hetherington has served as the Defense Attaché of Canada to the United States in Washington, DC, since July 2018.

Prior to this assignment, Major-General Hetherington was Commander of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, overseeing all Army training on behalf of the Commander, Canadian Army.

Major-General Hetherington commanded at every level from platoon to division. Staff assignments include service as the Executive Assistant to Commander of the Canadian Army and the Army Director of the Canadian Forces Transformation Team. He served on exchanged with the U.S. Army as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations of XVIII Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg, NC, and was privileged to join them on their deployment to Afghanistan in 2014.

Major-General Hetherington's operational experience includes United Nations peacekeeping in Cyprus, multiple tours of duty in Bosnia, and three deployments to Afghanistan in various command and staff appointments. He has also participated in several domestic response operations.

Major-General Hetherington is a member of the Order of Military Merit in the rank of Officer and his decorations include the Canadian Meritorious Service Cross with Bar, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal and the U.S. Bronze Star.

Major-General Hetherington holds a Master's degree in strategic studies, a Bachelor's degree in political science and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.