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Buck, Ronald Douglas

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
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Birth 03/06/1950 Death (nk)
Place Montreal Place (nk)
Area PQ Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
Honours CMM.
Qualifications psc.
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/19670). He served in the McGill University ROTP 1967. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/06/1971). He served in HMCS Restigouche for Watchkeeping Training 1971. CFB Esquimalt for Training 1971. He served in HMCS Fraser for Training and as Deck Officer 1972. He served in HMCS Saskatchewan as Assistant Weapons Officer 1973. He served in HMCS Margaree as Assistant Weapons Officer 1973. He served in HMCS Preserver as Action Information Officer 1975. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/05/1974). He served in CFB Halifax for Canadian Forces Fleet School for Combat Control Officer's Course 1976. He served in HMCS Iroquois as Operations Officer 1977. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1978). He served in H.M.S. Dryad on Exhange With RN as Training Officer 1979. He served in the Royal Naval Staff College Greenwich for Staff Course 1981. He served in MARCOM HQ as Staff Officer Combat Control Readiness 1982. He served in HMCS Athabaskan as Executive Officer 1983. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/07/1985). He served in NDHQ in Directorate of Maritime Requirements (Sea) for Patrol Frigate Manning 1985. He served in Canadian Forces Language Training School for French Language Training 1986. He served in HMCS Restigouche (II) (In command) 1987-89. He served in NDHQ in Directorate of Maritime Engineering and Maintenance as Section Head Naval Reserve Mine Countermeasures Project 1989. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/12/1990). He served as Commander Naval Reserve Divisions 1990. He served as Commander Fifth Canadian Escort Squadron 1993. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/27/1994). He served in CFB Trenton as Commander Canadian Forces Training System 1994. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral 1997. He served as Commander Maritime Command Pacific. He was appointed as a Vice Admiral (CF). In 2004 he was appointed as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff at National Defence Headquarters. He served in HMCS Ottawa ON. (He was retired in 2006.)
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Named Features
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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