I am an officer in the civilian reserve of the French Air Force, affiliated with Strategy and Cyber Defense. I live in the 11th district in Paris and moved in my apartment on Friday 13 Nov. 2015, the night of the Paris attacks. They happened a few blocks from my home. This event and a fateful encounter with General Jean-Paul Paloméros, former NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT) and Chief of the French Air Force, led me to the reserve.
I learn a lot from the military world and people. I visited a couple of French Air Force bases, the NATO Innovation Hub in Norfolk (USA), and recently served as an expert at a strategic workshop on resilience, innovation and AI, with senior officers from 3 Air Forces (France, US, UK). I have met visionary leader General Denis Mercier, current NATO SACT and former Chief of the French Air Force (picture).
Defense matters in today’s world full of uncertainties and increasing risks. I am grateful to all service men and women for their work to keep us safe in France, NATO countries and other free nations of the world. And I am determined to do my part to help!
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke [with my addition]