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Gardner, Melvin Thomas

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Title Rear-Admiral (CF)
Official Number O-26205
 
Birth 07/11/1921 Death 12/10/2001
Place Alexander Place Brussels
Area MB Area
Country Canada Country Belgium
 
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Biography
After his naval service he lived in Belgium and joined Computer Sciences Corporation as Vice-President Marketing Europe 1977-1991.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Cadet in the Canadian Officer Training Corps (UBC) (With seniority dated 01/10/1940). (Transferred to UNTD RCNVR 01/04/1943). He was appointed as a Stoker 2/c (Officer Candidate UNTD) RCNVR 1943. He served in HMCS Discovery for UNTD 1943. He served in HMCS Naden for Training 1943. He served in HMCS Discovery for Training 1944. He was appointed as a A/ERA 4/c (Officer Candidate UNTD) RCNVR 1944. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1944. He served in HMCS St. Hyacinthe 1944. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1944. He served in HMCS Wallaceburg 1944. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1944. He served in HMCS Discovery 1944. (CFR). He was appointed as a Probationary Electrical Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/05/1945). He served in HMCS Discovery for Duty With Degaussing and Deperming Special Unit 1945. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (L) RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/08/1945). He served in HMCS Givenchy in Electrical Anti-Mining Base Maintenance 1946. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/05/1946). (Transferred to RCN 11/07/1946). He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant (L) RCN (With seniority dated 11/07/1946). He served in HMCS Crescent as Electrical Officer 1948. He served in HMCS Sioux as Electrical Officer 1949. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (L) RCN (Appointed 05/01/1949) (With seniority dated 01/06/1945). He served in HMCS Niagara Attached to Naval Member Canadian Staff Washington for USN Post Graduate School Course 1950. He served in MIT for MSc Studies 1952. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/06/1953). He served in HMCS Stadacona For RCN Barracks Halifax on Staff of HMC Electrical School as Head of Power Section 1953. He served in HMCS Ottawa (II) to Stand By 1956. He served in HMCS Ottawa (II) on commissioning as Electrical Officer 1956). He served in NHQ on Staff of Electrical Engineer-in-Chief 1957. He served as Commander (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1958). He served in NHQ as Assistant Electrical Engineer-in-Chief (Weapons) 1958). He served in NHQ as Assistant Electrical Engineer-in-Chief (Instrumentation and Detection) 1958). He served in NHQ as Assistant Director Weapons Systems (Underwater) 1961. He served in HMCS Fraser as Second Canadian Escort Squadron Technical Officer 1961. He served in HMCS Naden as Manager Electrical Engineering Pacific Coast 1962. He served in HMCS Naden for HMC Dockyard as Engineering Officer (Ship Repair) 1962. He served in CFHQ as Director Weapons Systems 1964. He was appointed as a Captain (N) RCN (With seniority dated 27/05/1965). He served in CFHQ on Staff of Chief of Defence Staff as Director of Management Information Systems 1965. He was appointed as a Commodore (CF) (With seniority dated 13/07/1970). He served in CFHQ as Director General Information Systems Policy 1970. He served in NDHQ as Director General Maritime Engineering and Maintenance 1972. He was appointed as an A/Rear-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 01/07/1975). He served in NATO HQ (Brussels Belgium) as A/Director Command and Control Information Systems on Military Staff 1975. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 01/01/1976). (He was retired in 1976.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Bill Clearihue (Nominal List UNTD); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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2015-06-13

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