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military officer , Electronics executive

Paul David Manson was Canadian military officer, electronics executive. Recipient Order of Military Merit Government of Canada, 1981, Commander Legion of Merit United States, 1989, Communicative Disorders Howe award for achievements in aeronautics and space, 1992. Member Aerospace Industries Association Canada (past chairman).


Manson, Paul David was born on August 20, 1934 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. Son of Robert Edwin and Mary Leonora (McLeod) Manson.


Diploma, Royal Roads Military College, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1954. Diploma, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1956. Bachelor of Science, Queen's University, 1957.

Doctor Military Science honoris causa, Royal Roads, 1990.


Joined Royal Canadian Air Force, 1957. Advanced through grades to general Canada Armed Forces, 1989, various squadron duties France and Federal Republic of Germany, 1957-1962, 67-72, operations research, Headquarters Ottawa, 1963-1966. Executive assistant to chief of defense staff National Defense Headquarters, Canada Armed Forces, 1972-1973, chief of air doctrine and operations, 1982-1983, assistant deputy minister personnel, 1985-1986, chief of defense staff, 1986-1989.

Student National Defense College, Kingston, 1973-1974. Base Commander Canada Forces Base, Chatham, 1974-1976. Program manager New Fighter Aircraft Program, Ottawa, 1977-1980.

Commander 1 Canada Air Group, Federal Republic of Germany, 1980-1981, Air Command, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1983-1985. Chairman Lockheed Martin Canada, Inc., Montreal, since 1985.


Member Aerospace Industries Association Canada (past chairman).


  • Other Interests

    Astronomy, music, golf, home computing.


Married Margaret Nickel, May 11, 1957. Children: Robert, Catherine, Peter, Karen.

Robert Edwin Manson

Mary Leonora (McLeod) Manson

Margaret Nickel

Robert Manson

Catherine Manson

Peter Manson

Karen Manson