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Fox-Decent, Waldron Norman

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN(R))
Official Number U-25697; O-24883
 
Birth 22/07/1937 Death (nk)
Place Winnipeg Place (nk)
Area MB Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
Titles
Honours CM. CMM. OM.
Awards
Qualifications BA; MA;
 
Biography
In 1959 he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA (Hons) in History and Political Studies and in 1971 with a MA in the same faculty. Beginning in 1979 he was appointed to the first of many senior posts in the Canadian Forces as the National Vice President of the Maritime Defence Association of Canada. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Conference of Defence Associations 1979-1983. He was professor of political studies at the University of Manitoba for 32 years, specializing in Canadian government and international relations. He was active in labour management relations and as a mediator and arbitrator, was instrumental in settling several major labour disputes. He served as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Workers Compensation Board for several years.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Probationary Cadet RCN(R) (With seniority dated 25/10/1954). He served in HMCS Chippawa for UNTD University of Manitoba 1954. He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (With seniority dated 2/01/1955). He served in HMCS Stadacona for training 1955. He served in HMCS Chippawa for UNTD 1955. He served in HMCS Naden for training 1956. He served in HMCS Oshawa for training 1956. He served in HMCS Chippawa for UNTD 1956. He served in HMCS Naden for training 1957. He served in HMCS Ste. Therese for training 1957. He was appointed as a A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/07/1957). He served in HMCS Stettler as Communications Officer 1957. He served in HMCS Chippawa for training 1957. He served in HMCS Patriot GLTC for training 1958. He served in HMCS Sault Ste Marie for training 1958. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/07/1958). He served in HMCS Chippawa for training 1958. He served in HMCS Naden for training 1959. He served in HMCS Chippawa for training 1959. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/07/1959). He served in HMCS Patriot GLTC as OiC Drafting Office 1960. He served in HMCS Chippawa 1960. He served in HMCS Patriot GLTC 1961. He served in HMCS Patriot additional for COND for duties preparing the Naval Reserve General Training syllabi 1961. He served in HMCS Star additional for COND 1961. He served in HMCS Star for Scatari (In command) 1962. He served in HMCS Chippawa 1962. He served in HMCS Porte St Jean (In command) 1963. HMCS Chippawa 1964. He served in HMCS Porte St Jean (In command) 1964. He served in HMCS Chippawa 1964. He served in HMCS New Waterford for training 1965. He served in HMCS Chippawa 1965. He served in HMCS Porte St Louis (In command) 1965. He served in HMCS Chippawa 1965. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN(R) (With seniority dated 1/01/1966). He served in HMCS Chippawa as Personnel Administration Officer 1967. He served in HMCS Qu'Appelle for watchkeeping duties 1969. He served in HMCS Chippawa 1969. He served in CFB Esquimalt for training 1970. He served in HMCS Chippawa 1970. He was appointed as a Commander (With seniority dated 01/01/1971). He served in HMCS Chippawa as Executive Officer 1971. He served in HMCS Chippawa (In command) 1973. He served in HMCS Porte Quebec (In command) 1975. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (With seniority dated 01/01/1976). He served in Training Group Pacific as Commander Training Group Three 1976. He served in HMS Vernon for UK NCS Standard Course 1979. He served in NCSO Vancouver for Exercise BELL BUOY 1981. He served in NDHQ Chief of Reserves as SSO Naval Reserve and Member National Reserve Committee 1982. He served in MARPACHQ for Exercise EXPANDED SEA 1982. He served in NATO SLRE for Exercise HILEX 10 1982. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 31/1/1983). He served in HMCS Chippawa as Senior Naval Reserve Adviser to the Commander Maritime Command 1983. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 22/06/1987). He served in NDHQ as Chief of Reserves 1987. He served in NDHQ as Chief of Reserves and Cadets 1989. (Transferred to the Supplementary Ready Reserve 01/09/1990.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Blatherwick, John (1992); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldron_Fox-Decent; Bill Clearihue (Nominal List UNTD); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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