Mr. Jay H. Janzen is a strategic communications professional with over two decades of multinational and military experience.
Prior to his current role at SHAPE as the Director of the Communications Division, Mr. Janzen was a Brigadier-General in the Canadian Armed Forces, where he led efforts to enhance strategic communication and military public affairs capabilities.
Earlier in his career he deployed to Bosnia and twice to Afghanistan, where he was involved in communications efforts. Previous notable positions include the director of Public Affairs for the Canadian Army, the Chief of Media Operations at SHAPE, and the Director General StratCom for the Canadian Armed Forces.
He is a graduate of Royal Roads Military College, NATO Defence College, and the Canadian National Security Program.
He was awarded the NATO Meritorious Service Medal and was appointed as an Officer in the Canadian Order of Military Merit.