Biological Countermeasures Unit, FBI WMD Directorate.
Dirk graduated as a biochemical engineer in 1987. DLD (Defence Laboratories) – CBRN Protec Lab – Respiratory Protection and Decon section since Dec 1996 and Head of Instruction Department in the BEL Defence Technical School for Nutrition from 2002 until 2006.
In 2006 he moved back into his former position at DLD. SIBCRA Scientific since 2009 and coordinator since 2011. He was Involved in the EU “GIFT” Project from 2013 until 2017.
As a direct result from the GIFT project and within an official bilateral cooperation with the Federal Police, he involved in training police forces and armed forces on performing CSI in CBRN environments
Brigadier Orr is delighted to have arrived in Ottawa as the UK Defence Adviser (DA) in the British High Commission. Having spent time previously in Canada at CFB Gagetown, in the Tactics School (1995-1997), and in CFB Suffield, (2001-2003), arriving as the DA is the highlight of his strong association with Canada. He intends to do what he can to reinforce the strong and historic ties between the Defence Forces, across the spectrum of military capability, so that they remain relevant into the future.
Having commissioned into the 14th/20th King’s Hussars from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1985 his early career, primarily at Regimental Duty, including tours in Berlin and the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) where the MBT was still the ‘King of the Battlefield’. At Regimental Duty he has held all command appointments up to and including Commanding Officer (CO). As CO of The King’s Royal Hussars he deployed with his Regiment twice to Iraq and concurrently trained a squadron to deploy to Afghanistan; he also completed a training season that included a full BATUS package.
His operational tours have included Afghanistan (Op HERRICK), Iraq (Op TELIC and Op GRANBY) and Northern Ireland (Op BANNER). Additionally he completed a Military Training Team task in Zimbabwe for 8 months. His immediate previous appointment was as Deputy Commander of British Forces Cyprus where he was responsible for all the forces within the Sovereign Base Areas supporting critical operational outputs (this included Op SHADER and Op TORAL in additional to communications missions).
At staff he has filled various personnel, training and media related appointments. In particular, he held the post of Brigadier Media and Communications (Army) (BMC(A)) working for CGS for 3 years and before that was the DACOS J9 Media in the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) during Op HERRICK and Op ELLAMY. During a stint in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) he helped in the overhaul of the Service Personnel Plan incorporating Sufficient, Capable and Motivated. He attended the first Advanced Command and Staff Course at the newly created UK Joint Command and Staff College in 1998 and where he gained a MA in Defence Technology
AH C-CBRN, British Army Headquarters
Col. Caudrillier began his military career first as enlisted Infantry then maintenance officer, taking on the CBRN speciality in 2002. Col. Caudrillier became Chief operations of the 2nd Dragoons Battalion in 2005 during which he commanded a CBRN & Surveillance task force in Qatar and for Asian Games security.
In 2007 he was deputy of NATO’s Joint Assessment Team during NRF7, and from 2007 to 2012 he was chief of the CBRN & Health programs section at Joint Staff. Col. Caudrillier was involved in development of French future capabilities, as well as being at the beginning of SAFIR CBRN defence system. From 2012 to 2014 he commanded the 2nd Dragoons Battalion, was Chief of the CBRN Bn, NRF14, and deployed in Poland for Steadfast Jazz in dec. 2013, and from 2014 to 2017, he was in charge of R&D studies at Army Staff. Since 2017, Col. Marc Caudrillier has been the director of the CNCMFE NRBCE in Aix-en-Provence.