» Appointed to a part-time term of four years on March 12, 2018.
Mr. Vermette is an experienced military and civilian pilot. His military operational flying experience includes flying the C-130 Hercules in both transport and search and rescue roles. He also holds a civilian Airline Transport Pilot Licence and has a diverse range of flying experience in general aviation. Mr. Vermette is also a lawyer and member of the Bar of Ontario. He has extensive experience practicing law as a Legal Officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General of Canada, where he has attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He has provided legal advice to the Canadian Armed Forces as a Senior Legal Advisor and Director of a legal service during assignments in Canada and abroad. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Canadian Forces Military Law Centre and deployed to a theatre of conflict as legal adviser to air operations. Mr. Vermette holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Political Science and Sociology) and a Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa and a Master's Degree in Air and Space Law from Leiden University (LL.M.) in the Netherlands.