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Gruber, John Alfred

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Title Commodore (CF)
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Birth 26/03/1932 Death (nk)
Place Edmonton Place (nk)
Area AB Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Military Service
(Short Service Appointment). He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant (E) (AE) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 17/06/1955). He served in HMCS Shearwater for Training 1955. He served in HMCS Cornwallis for 84th Officers' Divisional Course 1955. He served in HMCS Magnificent for Marine Engineering Familiarization and Air Engineering Course 1956. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) (A/E) (SSA) RCN (Appointed 01/06/1956) (With seniority dated 17/06/1955). He served in HMCS Niobe for Royal Naval Engineering College Keyham for Air Engineering Specialist Course 1956. He served in HMCS Shearwater for Engineering Department Officer-in-Charge Administrative Services Division 1957. (Selected for permanent commission 30/04/1958). He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 30/04/1958). He served in HMCS Shearwater for Duty with HU-21 Squadron as Air Engineering Officer 1958. He served in HMCS Bonaventure for Marine Engineering Training 1960. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (E) (AE) RCN (With seniority dated 30/04/1958). He served in HMCS Lanark as Engineer Officer 1962. He served in NDHQ on Staff of Assistant Director General Aircraft Administration as Staff Officer (Provisioning Spares and Equipment for CHSS-2) 1962. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 17/07/1964). He served in HMCS Hochelaga on Staff of Principal Naval Overseer Quebec as Engineer and as Engineer Officer Designate HMCS Skeena 1964. He served in HMCS Skeena as Engineering Officer 1965. He served in HMCS Skeena as Acting Executive Officer 1965. He served in HMCS Shearwater for Duty with VS-880 Squadron as Senior Staff Technical Officer and Air Engineer Officer 1966. He served in the RN Staff College Greenwich for Staff Course 1967. He served in CFHQ on Staff of Director General Maritime Systems as Quality Assurance Officer and Test and Trials Co-ordinator 1968. He was appointed as a Commander (MARE) (With seniority dated 01/06/1971). He served in NDHQ on Staff of Directorate of Maritime Equipment Engineering as Staff Officer 1971. He served in NDHQ on Staff of Directorate of Maritime Equipment Engineering as Section Head (Deck Machinery, Aviation Facilities and Small Craft Section) 1973. He served in HMCS Nipigon on Staff of Commander Fifth Canadian Destroyer Squadron as Squadron Technical Officer 1973. He served in MARCOM HQ on Staff of Chief of Staff (Materiel) as Senior Staff Officer (Ship Systems Engineering) 1975. He served in CFB Halifax for Naval Engineering Unit (Atlantic) on staff of Naval Engineer Programs Branch as Staff Officer 1977. He was appointed as a Captain (MARE) (With seniority dated 01/01/1978). He served in NDHQ as Deputy Project Manager Canadian Coastal Patrol Frigate Project 1978. He served in NDHQ on Staff of Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) as Director Maritime Engineering and Maintenance 1980. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/07/1984). He served in NDHQ on Staff of Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) as Director General Maritime Engineering and Maintenance 1984. (He was retired on 26/03/1987.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2011-02-28

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