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Drent, Jan Jansz

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number U-21554; O-20765
Birth 09/11/1935 Death (nk)
Place Los Angeles Place (nk)
Area CA Area (nk)
Country USA Country (nk)
Qualifications pcsc. psc.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (UNTD) RCN(R) (With seniority dated 15/09/1954). He served in HMCS Discovery for UNTD 1954-1958. (He was released.) (Transferred to RCN 1958). He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 15/05/1958). He served in HMCS Stettler 1958 for sea training. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Sub-Lieutenant's Courses 1958. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1959). He served in HMCS Crusader 1959. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1959). He served in HMCS Athabaskan 1959. He served in HMCS Restigouche 1960. He served in HMCS Chaudiere 1962. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Long Operations Officers Course 1964. He served in HMCS Columbia as Operations Officer 1965. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1966). He served in HMCS Saskatchewan as Executive Officer 1966. He served in Canadian Forces Staff College (Toronto) for Staff Course 1968. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/07/1969). He served in Canadian Forces Foreign Language School (Ottawa) for Russian Language Training 1969. He served as Canadian Naval Attache Moscow Helsinki and Warsaw 1970. He served in HMCS Annapolis (II) (In command) 1972. He served on Exchange With RN for Duty on Directing Staff RN College Greenwich 1975. He served as Canadian Naval Attache Moscow Helsinki and Warsaw 1977. He served in HMCS Qu'Appelle (II) (In command) 1978-1980. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1980). He served in MARPAC HQ as Chief of Staff (Readiness) 1980. He served in HMCS Provider (II) (In command) 1982. He served as NDHQ as Senior Naval Policy Analyst on Planning Guidance Team 1984. He was appointed as a Commodore (CF) (With seniority dated 26/06/1987). He served as Deputy SACLANT and CINCAN Representative at NATO HQ (Brussels) 1987, (He was retired in 1990.)
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Named Features
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Bill Clearihue (Nominal List UNTD);
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