Speaker Bio:
Denis Hotte


English & French

Speaking Topics:

Army, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Peacekeeping, Remembrance, Careers, Operation

Major (ret) Denis Hotte enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983 as an Armoured Officer. His career started at the “12e Régiment blindé du Canada” in Valcartier, Québec were he was employed as a Troop Leader and Liaison Officer. In the following years, he was employed in the roles of Tactic Instructor, battle Captain, Operation Officer, 2nd in command of armoured squadron and staff officer. In 1998, he was appointed Squadron Commander at his regiment, followed by the command of Tactic Squadron at the armoured school. Throughout his career, Major Hotte completed a Bachelor degree in political science and deployed in multiple operations that include Cambodia in 1992, Bosnia Herzegovina in 1993/94, Rwanda in 1996, Macedonia in 1997-98, Afghanistan in 2010 as well as participated in Operation “Unified protector” (Libya), 2011 . During the period covering 2008 to 2012, Maj Hotte was a Staff Officer among the Land Headquarter in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2012, Maj Hotte was posted to Ottawa and appointed as an analyst within the Capability based Planning Cell for Chief Force Development; in 2014, he was transferred to Director Military Career and was employed as the Army Career Coordinator. On February 6th 2017, Maj Hotte retired from Canadian armed Forces and is currently employed as a Service Officer for the Royal Canadian Legion. He is married and has three children and three grand-children

The Memory Project includes a community of over 1,500 veterans and Canadian Forces members who are committed to sharing their stories of service.

Book a Speaker Become a Speaker
Follow us