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Greenwood, R.W.

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Title Rear-Admiral (CF)
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Birth 28/02/1957 Death (nk)
Place Greenford Place (nk)
Area Middlesex Area (nk)
Country UK Country (nk)
 
Titles
Honours OMM. MSM.
Awards
Qualifications BEng. (Mech); MSc (Naval architecture); nssc
 
Biography
His family emigrated from Dusseldorf Germany to Powell River BC in 1962. He is the twin brother of Rear-Admiral Nigel Greenwood RCN.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet (ROTP) (CF) 1975. He served in Royal Roads Military College 1975. He served in the Royal Military College of Canada 1977. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (MARE) (With seniority dated 01/05/1979). He served in Marine Engineering Training 1979-1981. He attended University College London for Post Graduate Training. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (N) (MARE). He served in MARPAC for Naval Engineering Unit Pacific as Naval Architect 1983. He served on Exchange With the USN at the David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARE) (With seniority dated 01/1986). He served in the Directorate of Maritime Engineering and Maintenance for Concept Formulation Section as Project Officer Long Term Procurement 1988. He served in the Directorate of Maritime Engineering and Maintenance for Concept Formulation Section as Acting Section Head Naval Architecture Services. He was appointed as a Commander (MARE) (With seniority dated 07/1991). He served as Deputy Project Manager (Ship) for Maritime Coastal Patrol Vessel (MCDV) Project. He served in Naval Engineering Unit Atlantic as Naval Architect Officer 1993. He served in MARCOM HQ as Deputy chief of Staff Engineering and Maintenance 1995. He served in MARCM HQ as Deputy chief of Staff Engineering and Maintenance 1996. He served as Commandant of the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School Halifax 1996. He served as Project Manager of Submarine Capability Life Extension Project and Director of Maritime Class Management Submarines 1999. He was appointed as a Captain (MARE) (With seniority dated 01/07/2000). He served as Commanding Officer Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton 2001. He served on the National Security Studies Course. He was appointed as a Commodore (CF) (With seniority dated 06/2005). He served as Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management 2005. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 16/07/2010). He was posted as Canadian Defence Attache and Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington). (He was retired 10 Aug 2012).
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2010-12-18

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