Lewis MacKenzie is a retired Canadian general, best known for having established and commanded Sector Sarajevo, part of the UN Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia. He appears regularly as a military analyst for various media outlets.
Born in Truro, Nova Scotia, MacKenzie’s military career included 9 years in West Germany with NATO forces and 9 tours of duty with the United Nations, in the Gaza strip, Cyprus, Vietnam, Egypt, Central America and the former Yugoslavia. Upon his return from Sarajevo, he was made Commander of the Army in Ontario. He became an outspoken critic of the Kosovo fight for independence.
MacKenzie is the author of two books, Peacekeeper: Road to Sarajevo and Soldiers Made me Look Good: A Life in the Shadow of War. He retired from military duty in 1993.