16 Wing Commander

Colonel Pascal Godbout, CD

Colonel Pascal Godbout

Colonel Pascal Godbout is currently the Commander of 16 Wing Borden, responsible for oversight of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, the RCAF Academy, and the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations.

He joined the Canadian Forces as a Communications and Electronics Engineering Officer and obtained his commission in 1995 after graduating from the Collège militaire royal de St-Jean. He was given the opportunity to command inspiring teams of professionals at every stage of his career in Kingston, Afghanistan, Cold Lake, North Bay and now here in Borden. He has worked in staff appointments at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) and with the Reserve, and had the privilege of serving as an instructor at the Canadian Forces College as well as the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics.

Colonel Godbout served in the Joint Signal Regiment and has worked in support of NORAD operations on four separate tours of duty, culminating with his most recent tour in Colorado Springs as the Joint Cyber Centre Deputy Director, where he also served as one of the Deputy NORAD & USNORTHCOM Command Centre Directors.

Colonel Godbout holds a Master of Arts in Defence Management and Policy from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master in Business Administration from Athabasca University. He is also a graduate of the NATO Defence College Senior Course.