Robert Sutherland Hall, room 409
(613) 533-6000 ext 75390
John graduated from the Royal Military College with an Engineering Degree in 1965. A coveted Rhodes Scholarship took him to Oxford University until 1967. He then spent 28 years in the Canadian Forces retiring in 1995 as the Senior Serving Canadian Military Engineer. He remained in the Department of National Defence as the Assistant Deputy Minister Infrastructure and Environment until 1998. At which time he became the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
In 2005 he was named the Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and assumed responsibility for the Communications Security Establishment where he remained until he was named the Skelton-Clark Fellow at Queen’s University on 1 Feb 2012. He concluded his fellowship in April 2013 but will remain associated with Queen’s as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Policy Studies. He is now the owner of the “John L Adams Group”
Hockey keeps him off the streets during the winter and golf, jogging and cycling fill his spare time the rest of the year.