DANIELLE PITTMAN - Commanding Officer
117 Preston/Westphal RRAC

Danielle Pittman BA(Hons.), MA received her Masters in History from Brock University in 2014 and her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in History from Mount Saint Vincent University in 2012. Her honors thesis “Moving Mountains: The No. 2 Construction Battalion and African Canadian Experience During the First World War” traced the wartime experience of Canada’s Black Battalion from the formation of the battalion through to their overseas service and post-war disbandment. Her Masters research turned her sights towards the study of Black identity in WWI. Danielle is currently researching the effects of wartime service on the occupational mobility of Black Canadians who served in the No. 2 CB. Her research interests include women and minorities’ wartime experience and civil rights movements. Outside of academia, Danielle works full-time with the Victorian Order of Nurses, is the Commanding Officer of 117 Preston/Westphal Royal Canadian Army Cadets and is an avid runner.