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About Coach House Consulting

Dr. Eustace is a former senior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces with extensive national and international experience. Following his retirement from the military in 2016, he established Dr. D.D. Eustace and Associates Inc. in order to continue utilizing his skills as an analyst, instructor, author, editor, and event organizer.

Coach House Consulting (CHC) is the public brand of

Dr. D.D. Eustace and Associates Inc. through which he provides professional and academic services to the Canadian Armed Forces, The Royal Canadian Military Institute and the RCAF Aerospace Warfare Centre, amongst others.

The reference to Coach House derives from the house owned and occupied by Dr. Eustace and his wife, Kathleen. It was built in 1857, and functioned as a stage coach inn for many years.

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Past and Current Projects

As Analyst

As a member of the Space Operational Planning Team for the RCAF Aerospace Warfare Centre, Dr. Eustace studied the Canadian space enterprise in order to identify potential gaps, seams and redundancies in governance, and to make recommendations to improve governance structures and processes.

As an operational analyst assigned to NATO’s communications and information agency in The Hague, Dr. Eustace supported Multinational Experiment 4 by developing and implementing an interface between the decision-support application (of which he was the designer) and NATO’s evolving TOPFAS tool, and provided operational analysis support to the effects-based planning team during the experiment in Istanbul, Turkey.

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As Instructor

Dr. Eustace provides professional and academic instruction at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, and as a sessional for the Royal Military College of Canada. He teaches in a wide variety of disciplines, but primarily in the areas of design, strategy, operations, international defence and security, contemporary conflict, and institutional policy. He is also a guest lecturer to the Business Ethics course at the  Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.

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As Author

Dr. Eustace has written numerous articles and papers for academic, professional and specialist publications. Examples include:

State Building as Strategy: An Interrogation of NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan between 2006 and 2011. This was Dr. Eustace’s doctoral thesis.

The Failure of British Intelligence at the Dardanelles. This paper won best submission to the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies.

Challenges to Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic. This is the summary of the 2019 RCMI conference proceedings written for SITREP, the journal of the RCMI.

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As Event Planner and Organizer

Dr. Eustace has planned, organized and executed multiple speaker events, conferences and symposia. Examples include:

For the RCMI:

Two Weeks After: Thoughts on the Outcome of the US Election for Canada, with Tom Nichols and Darrell Bricker;


International Security in 2018: Canadian Responses to Contemporary Challenges, with Women in International Security.


Conference on operational analysis support to operations, held in Kabul, Afghanistan;


Conference on campaign assessment practices, held in Solbiate Olona, Italy.

Image: Dr. Eustace discussing Canadian defence policy with the Hon. William Graham, Courtesy of the RCMI

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As Volunteer and Community Supporter

Dan continues to be an active and dedicated volunteer for many organizations including St. Paul’s Anglican Church, South Frontenac Community Services Corporation and the Royal Canadian Legion. He has served previously on Boards and Committees of St. John Ambulance, the Corps of Commissionaires, the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and Ecuhome.

As a result of his volunteer work, he has received numerous awards including the Order of St. John, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, and the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs Commendation. Dan was Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario for fifteen years.

He believes that strong communities are forged through personal involvement, and that strong communities are the foundation of a prosperous and caring country.

Image: Dr. Eustace receiving the Minister of Veteran's Affairs Commendation

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Dr. Daniel Derek Eustace, CD, PhD

Following a 30-year career as a senior infantry officer in the Canadian Armed Forces with extensive national and international experience in both reserve and regular forces, I continue to support the Canadian defence and security sectors as President of Dr. D.D. Eustace and Associates Inc. through which I hold the appointment of Director of the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) Defence and Security Studies Program. In addition, I provide residential and on-line instruction for professional military education, and undergraduate and graduate-level academic courses for The Royal Military College of Canada and the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College. Through my consulting practice, Coach House Consulting, I provide support to complex operational and strategic-level projects, and as an editor specializing in defence and security-related publications, for example, the RCMI in-house journal SITREP.

I am a graduate of the Canadian Armed Forces Land Command and Staff College, the Canadian Forces College, the National Defence College, the US Joint Forces Staff College, and the Senior Executives in National and International Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian History and Politics from York University, a Master of Arts in War Studies from The Royal Military College of Canada, and a Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from the National University of Ireland.

My academic and professional articles have been published by, or presented to, a wide variety of academic, government and private sector organizations.

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