Peter Hammerschmidt - Biography

Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Department of National Defence

Peter Hammerschmidt was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) in December 2017.

Prior to assuming his current duties, he was Director General Policy Coordination at National Defence, Director General National Cyber Security at Public Safety and Executive Assistant to the Clerk of the Privy Council.

Previously, he held the following positions within the Government of Canada: Senior Director Planning and Information Management at the Treasury Board Secretariat, Director Cabinet Liaison at National Defence and First Secretary for Financial and Military Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York. He began his career in the Public Service with the Policy Officer Recruitment Program and held various positions at National Defence from 1998 to 2001.

Mr. Hammerschmidt holds a Master’s degree from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a Bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University.

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