Colonel (ret) Christian Rousseau
CEO, The ALRM Group
Colonel (ret’d) Christian Rousseau is the co-founder and CEO of The ALRM Group Inc. He enjoyed a long and most successful career in the Canadian Forces serving more than 35 years in the field of Military Intelligence. As a joint all-source intelligence officer, Christian has developed expertise in all the Intelligence disciplines and has worked at every level of command within the Canadian Forces, as well as with the UN and NATO…Christian has extensive operational experience having held key combined joint intelligence functions with the UN in Cyprus, and with NATO in the Balkans and in Afghanistan. He commanded the National Defence Command Centre providing strategic level command and control capabilities as well as situational understanding to senior defence and government leadership.
As Director of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Branch, Christian provided the strategic direction to the Branch ensuring its relevancy and operational readiness to meet the unprecedented challenges that ensue from a decade of intense military operation in SE Asia. It is during that period, that Christian led the creation of the Canadian Forces HUMINT capability.
In 2008, Christian held the function of Defence Attaché to France where he was instrumental in rebuilding the bilateral defence relationship in a period of great turmoil in SE Asia and Africa. His efforts were recognized by the French government who awarded him the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit. Christian concluded his military career on a high operational note as the senior advisor to the Afghan Assistant Minister of Defence for Intelligence where he had the privilege of leading a group of 10 military and 30 civilian contractors whose mission was to build the Intelligence capacity of the Afghan Army and of the Ministry of Defence.