Major-General H.C. (Cam) Ross, CMM, CD (Retired)
Colonel of the Regiment 2010-2015
Major-General (retired) Cameron (Cam) Ross is the President of HCR Security International Ltd., a private company which provides strategic security advice to governments and the private sector. Since 2004, he has led strategic security reviews of nine Caribbean countries. The latest has been a multi-phase review of the national security sector of Trinidad and Tobago covering, amongst other areas, the functioning of the National Security Council, national intelligence systems, national security plans, Defence Force, and Special Anti-Crime Unit.
MGen (ret’d) Ross retired in 2003 from active military service, having spent most of his 35-year military career in command and operational appointments. He was a former UN Assistant Secretary General and the senior UN official resident in Syria and was Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel. He has also served with the UN in Cyprus (UNFICYP) during the 1974 war, in Angola (UNAVEM) as a Military Observer as well as the Chief of Staff during the 1993 war; and, at UN HQ in New York. Senior command appointments included Commander of Land Forces Atlantic Area (Halifax), Commander of the Combat Training Centre (Gagetown), Base Commander (Edmonton), and Commanding Officer of his armoured regiment, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians). He has held staff appointments at Brigade, Army, and national joint staff levels including Director of Operations (J3 Ops) for the Canadian Forces. His last military appointment included responsibility for Canada’s International Security Policy where he oversaw Canada’s international multi/bi-lateral security relations.
MGen (ret’d) Ross, the son of a Dieppe and Normandy veteran, Major-General Norman Ross of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, is a graduate of the Royal Military College with a BA in Political Science. He is a Commander within the Order of Military Merit (CMM) and is the recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Polish Order of Merit. He is an Executive Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, a Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, Vice President (West) of the National Security Group, a Director of General Magnetic International Inc, and a Director of the Strathcona Society. He and his wife Patti are the very proud parents of two grown sons Angus and Hamish and reside in Victoria, British Columbia.