An RMC grad, Peter Avis served on a number of frigates and destroyers, was the XO of HMCS Ville de Quebec and the elite Sea Training Unit, and was CO of HMCS Fredericton. He served as the Ops Officer for the CMS during Op APOLLO, served as sr policy advisor for Transportation Security and Emergency Mgmt in the PCO. He was called back as DG Requirements on the new Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ. To end his military career, he served as Commander of the Fourth Ops Group in Victoria and concurrently acted as Chief of Staff for the Board of Inquiry on Detainees in Afghanistan. Retired in the summer of 2008, he joined Lansdowne Technologies as a Senior Consultant for Defence and Security.