Ken served thirty-five years in the Royal Canadian Navy. His tours of duty included many complex and challenging operational assignments both at home and abroad.

He has commanded at sea and ashore in several key operational appointments and was recognized for his outstanding leadership and resource management skills. Following his retirement in September 2012, Ken now volunteers his time to champion veterans’ issues.

In 2016, Ken participated in the first cohort program with the Dallaire Institute as a Veteran Trained to Eradicate Child Soldiers (VTECS).  Since then, he has supported the Dallaire Institute in facilitating the training of security sector actors in Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. He currently provides expertise on several key projects, including research on The Mental Health Effects of Exposure to Child Soldiers During Military Service.