Lt. Col (retired) Caravaggio served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 34 years. and was the first Director of the Centre for National Security Studies.He was appointed to the Order of Military Merit (Officer) in 1999 and is an alumnus of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference 2004.
Dr Caravaggio has a Ph. D in Canadian history from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Masters Degree in War Studies, and a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. His article ‘The Attack at Taranto: Tactical Success Operational Failure’ was the 2007 Edward S. Miller Award winner for best historical essay published in the U.S. Naval War College Review.