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McClean, Douglas James

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 00/10/1944 Death (nk)
Place Calgary Place (nk)
Area AB Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
Titles
Honours OMM. MSM. Maritime Commander's Commendation.
Awards
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
In 2002 to the present (2012) he continues to contribute to the RCN as a civilian mentoring naval officers at the Naval Officers Training Centre, Esquimalt, BC.
 
Military Service
(Short Service Appointment). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1963). He served in HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment) 1963. In 1964 he served in HMCS Ste. Therese for training. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1964). In 1964 he served in HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1965). He served in HMCS New Glasgow for training 1966. He served in HMCS Beacon Hill as Navigating and Operations Officer 1966. He served in Canadian Forces Fleet School Halifax for Operations Sub-Specialty Course 1968. (He was selected for permanent commission). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (N) (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/09/1968). In 1973 he servedin Dalhousie University for University Training Plan (Officers). He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/07/1974). He served in HMCS Saskatchewan as Executive Officer 1978. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS). In June 1983 he attended the US Naval War College, Newport Rhode Island for post graduate studies. He served in HMCS Qu'Appelle (II) (In command) 1984. He served in MARRPAC Staff. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/06/1987). He served in SACLANT as Director Electronic Warfare 1987. In 1989 he served as Asst Chief of Staff Exercises, SACLANT Headquarters, Norfolk, Virginia. He served in HMCS Protecteur (In command) 1990-1991. In June 1990 - Dec 1992 he served as Commanding Officer HMCS Protecteur for Gulf War service 1990-1991. In September 1992 he served as the Canadian Contingent Commander, Hurricane Relief Operations in Florida and the Bahamas (Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal). He served in CFB Halifax for Maritime Warfare Centre as Commandant 1992. He was appointed as a Commodore (CF) (With seniority dated 01/06/1994). He served as Deputy SACLANT Representative in Europe at NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium where he was involved in NATO operations in the former Yugoslavia, the Partnership for Peace initiative to integrate former Soviet bloc countries into NATO. (He was retired in 15/09/1996.)
 
Vessels Owned
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Anecdotes
 
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Personal Communication (Doug McClean to John MacFarlane 18/04/2012); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-03

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