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Gaining the Trust of the Bosnian People

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Gaining the Trust of the Bosnian People

I was kept in Bosnia for another tour as a disarmament negotiator. Because of my time as the operations officer during my first tour I had personal knowledge of many of the individuals who are now the heads of the military in both the, in all three of the different, ethnic communities. And as a result I had a fair bit of trust that was placed in me so I managed myself and a team - a Dutch brigadier, a Finnish colonel, a German colonel and an American major, a couple of French majors. We managed to talk the folks in Bosnia out of forty percent of their weapons. That was a pretty fun time.

Remaining in Bosnia for another tour, Major Mac Culloch tells of his roles and responsibilities in disarming the folks of their weapons.

Wayne Mac Culloch

Wayne Mac Culloch was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1953 and grew up in Quebec. He began his studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 18 and would serve as a military engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 40 years. During his long and varied career, Mr. Mac Culloch served across Canada and took part in three overseas deployments to the Balkans and one to Haiti before being medically discharged with the rank of major. Still having a passion to serve, he went on to work as a civilian employee with the Department of National Defence. Since 2004, Mr. Mac Culloch has volunteered his time and talents to help deliver the “Peace Module” during the Historica Encounters with Canada program in Ottawa. Week after week, he has engaged with youth from coast to coast and educated them about the sacrifices and achievements of Canadians who have served in uniform over the years.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
November 9, 2016
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Wayne Mac Culloch
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Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces

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