The perfect team — composed of seasoned professionals with strong leadership.


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Raymond G. Duquette, President of AOCE

Raymond G. Duquette is the President and General Manager of CAE USA Defense & Security and President of AOCE.  Mr. Duquette is responsible for the strategic direction, general management and operation of both business units. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the global defense industry. He served as Vice President, Global Business Development and Sales for the CAE Military business segment from June 2010 to July 2013, responsible for the development and implementation of the global military strategy and new business capture execution. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development for the United States, Central and South America at CAE USA for over six years.

He served as an active duty Marine Corps officer and fighter pilot for over ten years and remained active in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for an additional nineteen years, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Colonel. Mr. Duquette has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M – Kingsville University. In addition, he has completed several senior level management and executive leadership development programs with the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Boeing, and CAE.


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John Atkinson, Vice President of Finance for AOCE

John Atkinson is the Vice President of Finance for CAE USA and the Chief Financial Officer for AOCE.  With more than twenty-two years of experience in Corporate Finance and Accounting, Mr. Atkinson began his career with Honeywell where he spent five years working in program accounting, new business proposal pricing and budgeting. Mr. Atkinson then spent approximately eight years with BF Goodrich. His initial assignment was in the Internal Audit Department responsible for DOD compliance. Just prior to joining CAE, Mr. Atkinson spent three years with Ferro Corporation as Treasurer, Director of IR, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Director of Budgeting. Mr. Atkinson earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ohio State University, and an MBA from Georgia State University. He also holds a Master’s Certificate of Government Contracting from George Washington University.


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Shelley Mitchell, Director of Training & Operational Support Services for CAE USA and the Director of CAE USA Mission Solutions

Shelley Mitchell is the Director of Training & Operational Support Services for CAE USA and the Director of CAE USA Mission Solutions. She is responsible for operational excellence and oversees program support for defense customers around the world.  Her team consists of 1000+ educators, aircrew, instructional system designers, engineers, technicians, cybersecurity experts and other support staff across multiple defense programs spanning the land, air, and sea domains.   

Shelley is a United States Navy Veteran.She supported operations, maintenance, and training programs during her career in the Department of Defense. Shelley also previously worked as a Program Manager responsible for overseeing a high performing team of engineers, instructors, and support staff in the sale and delivery of 35 major modifications across thirteen training locations. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Park University, and is working towards a MEd in Educational Technology from the University of Arkansas.