Director, General Science and Technology Air Force and Navy (DGSTAN)
Department of National Defence, Canada
About Dale Reding
Mr. Reding holds the position of Director General Science and Technology Air Force and Navy (DGSTAN) in the Department of National Defence (CANADA). Reporting directly to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Science & Technology (S&T), he is responsible for the strategic direction of S&T for both the Air Force and Navy. In this role Mr. Reding is the Scientific Advisor to the Commanders of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
Mr. Reding has enjoyed a 27 year career as a Defence Scientist and manager within the Canadian Department of National Defence, carrying out operational research and analysis across a variety of operational environments and commands, as well as conducting research in the areas of machine learning, optimization, logistics analysis and defence planning. His career includes assignments as a senior scientist at the Center for Aerospace Analysis at NORAD/USSPACECOM (North American Defence Command/United States Space Command) in Colorado Springs (USA), and as a principal scientist at the NATO C3 Agency in The Hague (NL).
Mr. Reding was the Chief Scientist at the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis (2008-2009), and Director General Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Canada's defence 'Center of Excellence' for Human Performance research (2010-2013). Mr. Reding was appointed Director General Science and Technology Air Force and Navy in April 2013.