List of Canadian Senior Liaison Officers
About 10-15 years ago I reconstructed a list of the Canadian liaison officers and when they served (see list on original website here). But as it turns out there was at least one major error in that list. I mistakenly thought that Art Browness held the CANSLO slot at NSA in the 1956 to 1959 period. In fact, it was Robert W. McLaren (no relation to the Robert S. McLaren who was the first liaison officer to AFSA/NSA). The corrected list is reproduced below. It's still about ten years out of date, however; I haven't had a chance to see whether the names of recent CANSLOs are available.
|Robert S. McLaren||1950||1951?|
|T. Jaffray Wilkins||1951?||1953?|
|Howie M. Harris||1953?||1956|
|Robert W. McLaren||1956||1959|
|Stu K. Hepburn||1959||1963|
|L. Vince Chambers||1963||1964|
|John F. Lewis||1964||1967|
|Peter R. Hunt||1967||1972|
|A. Stewart Woolner||1972||1977?|
|William L. Gray||1980||1983|
|Ron J.A. Ireland||1983||1986?|
|Wilson D. Purser||1986?||1990|
|Robert E. Brûlé||1990||1994|
|Mary R. Oliver||1949||1950|
|John M.H. Jury||1950||1951?|
|John F. Lewis||1951?||1953?|
|Joe A. Gibson||1953?||1956|
|W.N. Tony Chipman||1956||1959|
|Tom G.S. Colls||1959||1963|
|Ron J.A. Ireland||1963||1967|
|William R. Henderson||1967||1971|
|Ed J. MacDonald||1971||1973|
|E. Carl Freeland||1973||1976|
|Tom A. Chadsey||1976||1979|
|Marcel L. Patteeuw||1979||1982?|
|John J. O'Brien||1985||1988|
Update 23 May 2012: McLaren's liaison role (previously listed as 1949?) apparently began in 1950.
Update 14 March 2013: Brûlé became CANSLO in August 1990.
Update 20 December 2013: Added Toni Moffa and Michael Doucet to CANSLO/W list.
Update 6 September 2015: Corrected dates of Moffa's CANSLO stint. See her bio here.
Update 26 November 2015: New post on CANSLO/W with updated list of incumbents here. Also changed the terminology used in this post from Canadian Special Liaison Officer to Canadian Senior Liaison Officer.