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Murray, Lawrence Edward

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
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Birth 06/06/1947 Death (nk)
Place Stratford Place (nk)
Area BC Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Honours CM; CMM;
Awards
Qualifications pcsc;
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet (ROTP) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1964). He served in HMCS Carleton for ROTP 1964. He was appointed as a A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1968). He served in CFB Halifax for Canadian Forces Fleet School for Pre-Fleet Course 1968. He served in HMCS Fraser for Sea Training 1968. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (N) (With seniority dated 01/05/1971). He served in HMCS Cowichan as Executive Officer 1971. He served in Training Group Pacific as Course Training Officer 1972. He served in CFB Halifax for Canadian Forces Fleet School for Combat Control Officer's Course 1972. He served in the Advanced Navigation Course 1973. He served in CFB Halifax for Canadian Forces Fleet School as Navigation Instructor 1974. He served in HMCS Provider as Operations Officer and Navigating Officer 1974. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1975). He served in HMCS Chaleur (In command) 1976. He served in HMCS Miramichi (In command) 1976. He served in HMCS Algonquin as Combat Officer 1978. He served in Canadian Forces Staff College Course 1979. He served in HMCS Athabaskan as Executive Officer 1980. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1981), He served in MARCOM HQ as Senior Staff Officer Plans 1981. He served in HMCS Iroquois (II) (In command) 1983. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1985). He served in MARCOM HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff (Administration Personnel and Training) 1985. He served as Commander First Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1987. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 12/08/1988). He served in French Language Training 1988. He served in NDHQ as Director General Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1989. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 22/03/1991). He served in NDHQ as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy and Communications) 1991. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral 1993. He served in NDHQ as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff 1993. He served in MARCOM HQ as Commander Maritime Command 1994. He served in NDHQ as Vice-Chief of Defence Staff 1995. In 1997 he was appointed as the Acting Chief of the Defence Staff and became a national figure due to the proceedings of the inquiry into the Somalia Affair. (He was released.)
 
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References
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-04

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