Pierre St-Amand is the Deputy Commander, North American Aerospace Defense
Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
St-Amand joined the Canadian Armed Forces in June 1981. He graduated from the Royal Military College
of Canada, Kingston, Ontario in 1986 and subsequently proceeded through pilot
training. He completed the advanced fighter pilot course on the CF-18 in the
fall of 1988. Throughout his career, he
has accumulated over 2,600 flying hours in fighter aircraft.
has served in operational squadrons in Bagotville, Quebec and Cold Lake,
Alberta. He also had the honour of
commanding 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron in Cold Lake from 2003 to 2005 and 4
Wing Cold Lake from 2007 to 2009.
staff assignments have included duties at the tactical, operational and
strategic levels in support of the Canadian Armed Forces, NORAD and NATO air
operations. Most recently, he held the
responsibilities of Senior Advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff from 2009
until 2010; was assigned to NATO Headquarters in Belgium, as Director Strategic
Plans from 2010 to 2011; and returned to Canada in July 2011 to fulfill the
duties of Deputy Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division. In September 2012, he assumed command of 1
Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In July 2014, he was appointed Director of
Operations at NORAD HQ, Colorado Springs.