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Garnett, Gary Leslie

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
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Birth 01/06/1945 Death (nk)
Place Halifax Place (nk)
Area NS Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
Honours CMM.
Qualifications pcsc.
Admiral Garnett is a graduate of Carleton University, the Royal Navy Staff College Greenwich and the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College. He is a member of the Department of National Defence Science Advisory Board and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Currently (2014) he serves the Chairman of the Advisory Board for Thales Canada Inc., is an Associate Consultant with CFN Consultants, Ottawa and a Member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Naval Review. He is a Past President of the Navy League of Canada.
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He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1963). He served in HMCS Carleton for ROTP 1963. He served in HMCS Sussexvale for Sea Training. He served in HMCS Ste. Therese for Sea Training. He served in HMCS Gatineau for Sea Training. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1967). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1967). He served in HMCS Skeena for Training. He served in HMCS Saguenay for Training. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (N) (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1970). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Long Weapons Course 1970. He was the winner of the Captains J.E.W. and R.H. Oland Memorial Award while on the Weapons Course 1971. He served in HMCS Annapolis as Weapons Officer 1971. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1974). He served On Loan to the RN on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief Fleet (Northwood Middlesex) in Operational Evaluation Group 1974. He served on Staff of Commander First Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1977. He served in HMCS Algonquin as Executive Officer 1978. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1980). He served in Canadian Armed Forces Training Team in Ghana on Directing Staff at Ghana Armed Forces Staff College Accra 1980. He served in HMCS Iroquois (II) (In command) 1982. He served in HMCS Huron (II) (In command) 1983. He served as Commander Sea Training Atlantic 1984. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/08/1986). He served as Commander Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1986. He served on French Language Training 1989. He served in NDHQ as Director Military Operations Coordination 1990. He served as Executive Assistant to Chief of Defence Staff 1990. He was appointed as a Commodore 1991. He served in NDHQ as Director General Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1991. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 27/07/1993). He served in NDHQ as Chief Personnel Services 1993. He served in MARLANT HQ as Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic 1994. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (With seniority dated 01/01/1997). He served in MARLANT HQ as Commander of Canadian Maritime Forces 1997. At the time of his retirement Admiral Garnett was completing a four year tour as the Vice Chief of Defence Staff. (Admiral Garnett retired on 7 September 2001, after completing a 38 year career in the Canadian Forces.)
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Garnett has extensive experience in human resources management, strategic planning, corporate restructuring, program management, policy decision making and international affairs. He has proven expertise at the most senior level of leadership in the Canadian Forces and has interacted with all levels of government. He has been a champion of change to the way the Department of National Defence has done its business.
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Persoanl Email (G.L. Garnett - John MacFarlane 25/03/2014); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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