Marc Desormeaux

CBRNE Operations/Project Management

Professional Summary

Mr. Marc Desormeaux has a Master’s degree in nuclear engineering and has developed considerable expertise in CBRN defence equipment procurement and training over the past 12 years, both as an engineer in the Royal Canadian Navy, where he retired in 2008 after 22 years of service, and as a CBRN specialist. He is also a sessional Assistant Professor at the Royal Military College of Canada, where he has developed and taught numerous university-level courses on radiological and nuclear science, as well as CBRN defence.

Since 2003, Mr. Desormeaux has held leadership positions in several CBRN defence equipment projects for the Canadian military, including radiological and chemical detection, respiratory protection and protective garments. He is currently the Deputy Project Director for the CBRN Decontamination System Project, which aims to deliver a large-scale, thorough decontamination capability for the Canadian Armed Forces. Mr. Desormeaux has been extensively involved in all aspects of these projects, including requirements development, equipment procurement, pre-delivery auditing, training, procedure development and equipment support.

Mr. Desormeaux has gained significant experience in emergency response and CBRN defence training and exercises, which range from damage control and engineering emergencies onboard Canadian warships to CBRN equipment and mission-specific training for the Canadian military. Finally, Mr. Desormeaux has participated in the development, control and evaluation of large-scale nuclear emergency response exercises, including Exercise Unified Response, a Fukushima-type nuclear reactor accident involving over two thousand participants.