2021 Navy Command and Senior Appointments

Above Image: Chief of the Defence Staff Adm Art McDonald 

In December, when Adm Art McDonald was Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, he announced the 2021 Navy Command and Senior appointments.

The following officers were previously appointed Commanding Officers:

(1) Cdr Y. Bisson – Naval Reserve Headquarters Quebec – APS 20
(2) Cdr M. Majdoub – Naval Training Development Centre Pacific – APS 20

HMCS WINNIPEG arrives in Busan, South Korea on June 26, 2017 during POSEIDON CUTLASS 17. Photo: Cpl Stuart MacNeil, courtesy of Combat Camera.

The following officers are appointed Commanding Officers:

(1) Cdr L. Creasy – Sea Training Pacific – APS 21
(2) Cdr C. Devita – HMCS Montreal – APS 21
(3) Cdr C. Forsberg – HMCS Harry Dewolf – MT 21
(4) Cdr A. Fortin – HMCS Regina – APS 21
(5) Cdr P. Mcintosh – HMCS Toronto – APS 21
(6) Cdr J. Nicholson – HMCS St John’s – APS 21
(7) Cdr N. Robichaud – HMCS Margaret Brooke – APS 21
(8) Cdr D. St-Croix – HMCS Halifax – Aps 21
(9) Cdr K. Whiteside – HMCS Vancouver – MT 20
(10) Cdr A. Armitage – Officer-in-Charge Patrol Vessels (East) – APS 21
(11) Cdr S. Aral – Formation Logistics Halifax (N4) – APS 21
(12) Cdr J. Audy – Base Logistics Esquimalt – APS 21
(13) Cdr J. Barbagallo – Formation Logistics Esquimalt (N4) – APS 21
(14) Cdr J. Bergen – Maritime Command Pacific Headquarters Esquimalt – APS 21
(15) Cdr P. Cliche – Personnel Control Center Quebec – APS 21
(16) Cdr T. Edmonds – Base Logistics Halifax – APS 21
(17) Cdr J. Lee – Base Information Services Halifax – APS 21
(18) Cdr M. Ouellet-savard – Naval Fleet School Pacific – APS 21
(19) Cdr D. Roberge – Naval Fleet School Atlantic – MT 20
(20) Lcdr P. Frisby – Base Information Services Esquimalt – APS 21(on promotion)
(21) Lcdr D. Saunders – Base Administration Esquimalt – APS 21 (on promotion)
(22) Lcdr C. Cormier – HMCS D’iberville – APS 21 (AWSE)
(23) Lcdr R. Hillier – HMCS Hunter – APS 21 (AWSE)
(24) Lcdr C. Knowlton – HMCS Carleton – APS 21 (AWSE)
(25) Lcdr A. Paschke – HMCS Tecumseh – APS 21 (AWSE)
(26) Lcdr W. Shaddock – HMCS Scotian – APS 21 (AWSE)
(27) Lcdr P. Smith – HMCS York – APS 21 (AWSE)
(28) Lcdr T. Watts – HMCS Brunswicker – APS 21 (AWSE)
(29) Lcdr L. Yewer-Stacey – HMCS Nonsuch – APS 21 (AWSE)
(30) Lcdr T. Bain – HMCS Moncton – MT20
(31) Lcdr J. Brun – HMCS Yellowknife – APS 21
(32) Lcdr S. Kelly – HMCS Brandon – APS 21
(33) Lcdr T. Smith – HMCS Whitehorse – APS 21
(34) Lcdr G. Zuliani – HMCS Kingston – MT 20
(35) Lcdr M. Cuell – HMCS Chippawa – APS 21
(36) Lcdr R. Deforest – Patrol Craft Training Unit – APS 21
(37) Lcdr D. Heroux – Canadian Fleet Pacific Logistics Oprations Officer (N43) – APS 21
(38) Lcdr P. Neault – HMCS Champlain – APS 21
(39) Lcdr J-h. Park – Canadian Fleet Pacific Administration Officer (N42) – APS 21
(40) Lcdr J. Wong – Fleet Diving Unit Pacific – MT 20
(41) Lt(N) N. St. Louis – Canadian Fleet Pacific Logistics Support Officer (N44) – APS 21 (on promotion)

The following officers were previously appointed Executive Officers:

(1) Lt(N) K. Hooper – HMCS Summerside – APS 20
(2) Lt(N) L. Jensen – HMCS Shawinigan – APS 20
(3) Lt(N) T. Ravnsgaard – HMCS Brandon – APS 20
(4) Lt(N) C. Weber – HMCS Whitehorse – APS 20
(5) Lt(N) B. Zazula – HMCS Saskatoon – APS 20
(6) LCdr C. Aza – HMCS Scotian – APS 20
(7) LCdr M. Moody – HMCS Brunswicker – APS 20

On August 1, 2020, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) marked the most significant milestone in its shipbuilding programme with the delivery of the first new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) to Halifax, N.S., Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf. Image courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The following officers are appointed Executive Officers:

(1) Lcdr J. Little – Sea Training Atlantic – APS 21
(2) Lcdr J. Ahlstrom – HMCS Ottawa – APS 21
(3) Lcdr R. Bell – HMCS Harry DeWolf – APS 21
(4) Lcdr A. Berry – HMCS Calgary – APS 21
(5) Lcdr H-C. Chao – HMCS Winnipeg – APS 21
(6) Lcdr D. Dallin – HMCS Regina – MT 20
(7) Lcdr C. Heckman – HMCS St John’s – APS 21
(8) Lcdr J. Maurice – HMCS Toronto – MT 20
(9) Lcdr B. Peskett – HMCS Montreal – APS 21
(10) Lcdr O. Smith – HMCS Ville de Quebec – MT 20
(11) Lcdr K. Redshaw – HMCS Halifax – APS 21
(12) Lcdr A. Tunstall – HMCS Ville de Quebec – APS 21
(13) Lcdr T. Ravnsgaard – Officer-in-Charge Patrol Vessels (West) – APS 21
(14) Lt(N) M. Delcourt – Officer-in-Charge Patrol Vessels (East) – APS 21 (on promotion)
(15) Lcdr R. Arnold – Base Logistics Halifax – APS 21
(16) Lcdr A. Gardam – HMCS Malahat – APS 21
(17) Lcdr P. Hong – HMCS York – APS 21
(18) Lt(N) N. Black – HMCS Prevost – APS 21 (AWSE)
(19) Lt(N) A. Fillingham – HMCS Chippawa – APS 21 (AWSE)
(20) Lt(N) D. Gilbert – HMCS Champlain – APS 21 (AWSE)

The following Chief Petty Officers (CPO) are appointed to Navy Post Tactical Leadership Teams:

(1) CPO1 J. Haas – Fleet CPO – Atlantic – APS 21
(2) CPO1 A. Lee – Fleet CPO – Pacific – APS 21
(3) CPO1 B. Mondelli – CFB Halifax CPO – APS 21

The following personnel were previously appointed to Navy Tactical Post Unit Leadership Teams:

(1) CPO1 D. Dejong – Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott CPO – MT 20
(2) CPO1 D. Godin – Naval Training Development Centre CPO – Atlantic – MT 20

The following Chief Petty Officers are appointed to Navy Tactical Post Unit Leadership Teams:

(1) CPO1 D. Bisal – Sea Training Pacific Coxswain – APS 21
(2) CPO1 R. Campbell – Non-Commissioned Members Succession Plan CPO1 – APS 21
(3) CPO1 T. Curley – Naval Reserve Regional CPO – West – APS 21
(4) CPO1 R. Deproy – Assistant Judge Advocate General Liaison CPO – Pacific – APS 21
(5) CPO1 E. Dufour – Naval Reserve Regional CPO – East – APS 21
(6) CPO1 A. Hamilton – Director Naval Personnel CPO – APS 21
(7) CPO1 C. Mcguire – Canadian Submarine Force CPO – APS 21
(8) CPO1 M. Quillan – Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management CPO – APS 21
(9) CPO1 G. Rouillard – Assistant Judge Advocate General Liaison CPO – Quebec – APS 21
(10) CPO2 N. Leavitt – Naval Logistics Combat Service Support CPO – APS 21 (on promotion)

HMCS Charlottetown. Image courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The following personnel were previously appointed ship Coxswains:

(1) CPO1 D. Currie – HMCS Charlottetown – MT 20

The following personnel are appointed as ship Coxswains:

(1) CPO1 E. Burns – HMCS Toronto – APS 21
(2) CPO1 S. Clark – HMCS Margaret Brooke – MT 20
(3) CPO1 C. Esquivel – HMCS Halifax – APS 21
(4) CPO1 L. Laurendeau – HMCS Winnipeg – APS 21
(5) CPO1 G. Seguin – HMCS Harry DeWolf – APS 21
(6) CPO1 S. Sheffar – HMCS Ottawa – APS 21
(7) CPO1 S. Turgeon – HMCS Ville de Quebec – APS 21
(8) PO1 R. Jensen – HMCS Moncton – APS 21
(9) PO1 B. Johnston – HMCS Summerside – MT 20
(10) PO1 J. Monette – HMCS Glace Bay – APS 21
(11) PO1 K. Snow – HMCS Goose Bay – APS 21
(12) PO1 A. Urquhart – HMCS Brandon – APS 21

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec sails in the Mediterranean Sea during Operation REASSURANCE in the Mediterranean Sea on August 20, 2018. Photo: MCpl Andre Maillet, MARPAC Imaging Services. Image courtesy of Canadian Armed Forces.

The following personnel were previously appointed as Unit Chiefs and Coxswains:

(1) CPO1 E. Hardy – Mosic Trinity CPO – MT 20
(2) CPO1 P. Tremblay – Base Administration Halifax CPO – MT 20
(3) CPO1 S. Tremblay – Base Information Services Halifax CPO – APS 20
(4) CPO1 F. Torres – Navres HQ – APS 20
(5) CPO2 J. Saurette – HMCS Carleton – APS 20

The following personnel are appointed as Unit Chiefs and Coxswains:

(1) CPO1 A. Aubry – Naval Fleet School Atlantic CPO – APS 21
(2) CPO1 P. Harel – Naval Fleet School Pacific CPO – APS 21
(3) CPO1 T. Jones – Base Administration Esquimalt CPO – APS 21
(4) CPO2 K. Nadeau – HMCS Scotian – APS 21
(5) CPO2 I. Proulx – HMCS Donnacona – APS 21
(6) CPO2 T. Skrban – HMCS Star – APS 21
(7) PO1 J. O’brien – HMCS Montcalm – APS 21 (on promotion
(8) PO1 S. Long – HMCS Jolliet – APS 21
(9) PO1 D. Mendoza – HMCS Chippawa – APS 21
(10) PO1 M. Niec – HMCS Hunter – APS 21
(11) PO1 J. Thibault – HMCS D’iberville – APS 21
(12) PO1 K. Wadsworth – HMCS Queen – APS 21
(13) PO2 E. Anderson – HMCS Brunswicker – APS 21

Adm McDonald congratulated all Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, and Coxswain/Unit Chief designates for both sea. Shore-based RCN units are required to attend the RCN Command Team Course (CTC) preferably in advance of assuming appointments.

 

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