Chief Financial Management/Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Department of National Defence
November 22, 2018 | 2:30 pm
Werner Liedtke began his military career as a member of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. Upon reaching the rank of Corporal, he was accepted as an Officer Cadet at Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston. Graduating with a Bachelor of Administration from Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in 1988, he then completed his logistics training in Borden, Ont.
Werner’s first posting was to Toronto and he has since served extensively with the Logistics Finance Community. Highlights include being appointed the 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Comptroller, Staff Officer to the Director General Financial Services and various finance positions in Ottawa. He also served at Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands as the J8 Budget Officer responsible for NATO ISAF operations in Afghanistan. He deployed to Kabul in January 2004 as the ISAF HQ Deputy CJ8.
Werner is a Certified Management Accountant and completed master’s degrees in business administration at the University of Ottawa and in Defence Studies from RMC. He graduated from the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in 2006.
Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 2006, he served as the Information Management Group Comptroller and as Director of Budget 3, responsible for budget operations within the Department of National Defence (DND). In 2009 he assumed command of the Canadian Forces Support Unit (Europe) in Geilenkirchen, Germany.
Werner was promoted to Colonel in 2010 and served as the Royal Canadian Air Force Comptroller/Director Air Comptrollership and Business management and in 2012 he served as the Director Budget. He was promoted Brigadier-General in 2015 and was employed as the Director General Financial Management. Werner Liedtke retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in October 2017 and is currently employed as the Chief Financial Management/Deputy Chief Financial Officer with DND.