Ross Fetterly

Senior Fellow

Col. Ross Fetterly has 32 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and is currently the Royal Canadian Air Force Comptroller and Business Planner.


A scholar practitioner, he has a Ph.D (War Studies) from the Royal Military College of Canada focused on defence economics, policy and cost analysis. He has a MAdmin from the University of Regina, a MA from the Royal Military College, and a BCom from McGill University. Ross has served in the NATO International Security Assistance Force as the Chief CJ8 (finance, procurement and contracting) for the Commander Kandahar Airfield organisation and as the Deputy Commanding Officer for the Canadian Contingent United Nations Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights.

An Adjunct Professor at both the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Business and the Royal Military College of Canada Department of Management and Economics, he has taught at the Royal Military College, Carleton University and Ukraine National Defense University.

His primary research and publication focus has been on defence resource management, with a current research focus on capacity building and reform of defence institutions.

Ross developed a Defence Economics and Management Course to increase the Department of National Defence Military Training and Cooperation Directorate training courses for nations Canada provides capacity building in defence.  This course was delivered at the Ukraine National Defence University in February 2015 and will also be delivered to a number of other countries over the coming year.  Ross is currently developing a defence sector anti-corruption course that he will teach internationally for DMTC.