Speaker Bio:
Jeff Docksey

Speaks:

English

Speaking Topics:

Careers in the Military, Peacekeeping, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Remembrance Day, Army, PTSD

Speaking Topics :

Careers in the Military, Peacekeeping, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Remembrance Day, Army, PTSD

My name is Jeffrey Docksey.

I was born and raised in Ottawa in 1962.

I served with the Canadian Armed Forces for a total of 27 years in 3 different trades.

I currently work for DND with the Osiss program, Operational Stress Injury Social Support. I’ve been doing that for 7 years now.

While serving in the Canadian Armed Force, I deployed on 5 operational missions. Under the banner of the United Nations I serve in the Golan Heights and Cyprus. Also as a member of NATO in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2) and Afghanistan in 2006. I've also participated in “aid to civil powers “missions. Twice for flood relief in Manitoba and to support Winter Olympics in Calgary and again in Whistler.

I've experienced many facets of life in the military some enjoyable others not so much, and enjoy sharing my stories.

In 1988 I had the honour of representing Canadian Peacekeepers at the Noble Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo Norway.

I can speak on many subjects including leadership, coping with difficult circumstances, Mental Health in the CF, effects on military families and what life is like while serving in the military and what it means to serve. I will also do a question and answer session.

I prefer a less formal setting but I can speak in formal functions if need be. I enjoy meeting with Canadians of all ages who are curious about the Canadian military and who want to hear first hand stories about what we do.

My Decorations are as follows:

SW Asia Service Medal. (SWASM)

General Campaign Star SW Asia, (GCS-SWA) Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM) UN Forces in Cyprus, (UNFICYP) UN Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF) Golan NATO Medal Former Yugoslavia x 2, (NATO-FY)

QE2 Golden Jubilee Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration1, (CD1)

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