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O'Reilly, James Bernard

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 07/08/1937 Death 20/05/2005
Place Cornwall Place Ottawa
Area ON Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Military Service
(Short Service Appointment). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 11/09/1955). He served in HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment) for Training 1955. He was appointed as a Midshipman (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1957). He was on Course with USN 1957. He was appointed as a A/Sub-Lieutenant (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1958). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Lieutenant's Qualifying Courses 1958. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1959). He served in HMCS Crusader 1959. He served in HMCS Buckingham 1960. (Selected for permanent commission). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 16/08/1961). He served in HMCS Chaleur 1962. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Weapons Officer's Course (V) 1963. He served in HMCS St. Croix as Weapons Officer 1964. He served in NDHQ on Staff of DMSE 1967. He served in NDHQ on Staff of DORM 1968. He served in HMCS Miramichi (In command) 1970. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/02/1970). He served On Staff of Commander Training Squadron Four as Senior Staff Officer (Operations and Training) 1971. He served in HMCS Qu'Appelle as Executive Officer 1972. He served in HMCS Kootenay as Executive Officer 1973. He served as Executive Assistant to Commander Maritime Forces Pacific 1974. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 12/06/1974). He served in HMCS Terra Nova (In command) 1974-76. He served in US Armed Forces Staff College (Norfolk Virginia) 1976. He served in Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington) as Senior Staff Officer (Naval Weapons) 1976. He served in HMCS Athabaskan (III) (In command) 1978-80. He served in MARCOM Staff as Senior Staff Officer (Combat Systems Readiness) 1980. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1981). He served in NDHQ as Director Maritime Operations Plans and Reserves 1981. He served in HMCS Preserver (II) (In command) 1983, Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (London) as Naval Advisor 1985. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 10/10/1987). He served in NDHQ as Director General Intelligence 1987. He served as Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Western Atlantic 1990. (He was retired 04/08/1992.)
 
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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); http://www.hmcsventure.com/Memoriam/OReilleyObit.htm;
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2015-04-06

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