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Olsen, John

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Title Commodore (LOG)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 18/02/1954 Death (nk)
Place Ottawa Place (nk)
Area ON Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
Titles
Honours OMM;
Awards
Qualifications pcsc; rcds;
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet (With seniority dated 15/08/1972). He served in Royal Military College of Canada 1972. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (With seniority dated 01/05/1976). He served in CFB Montreal as Pay Accounting Officer 1976. He served in CFB Valcartier 5er Service Battalion as Paymaster 3er Battalion R22erR for Canadian Contingent UNCYP Nicosia Cyprus 1979. (Reclassified to Sea Logistics 1979). He served in CFB Esquimalt for training 1979. He served in Venture (Naval Officers Training Centre) for training 1980. He served in CFB Borden Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics for Sea Logistics training 1980. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (N) (With seniority dated 01/01/1980). He served in HMCS Qu’Appelle as Assistant Supply Officer 1980. He served in HMCS Saskatchewan as Supply Officer 1981. He served in MARPAC HQ as Staff Officer Logistics Operations 1983. He served in NDHQ ADM (Personnel) as Career Manager Logistics Captains 1985. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (With seniority dated 01/01/1987). He served in HMCS Preserver as Supply Officer 1988. He served in Canadian Forces Command and Staff College 1990. He was appointed as a Commander (With seniority dated 01/01/1991). He served in MARCOMHQ as SSO Finance 1991. He served in MARLANT HQ as Comptroller 1992. He served in CFB Halifax as Base Supply Officer 1994. He served in NDHQ as Special Assistant to MND 1995. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (With seniority dated 01/01/1996). He served in NDHQ as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of National Defence 1996. He served in MARCOMHQ as Assistant Chief of Staff Materiel 1997. He served in NDHQ Maritime Staff as Director Maritime Materiel Program Management 1997. He served in NDHQ Director-General Logistics as Director of Supply 1998. He served in NDHQ Director-General Finance as Director of Budget 1999. He served in Royal College of Defence Studies UK 2000. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/01/2001). He served in NDHQ ADM (HR-Mil) as Director-General Military Human Resources Policy and Planning 2002. (He was retired 24/10/2003.)
 
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Anecdotes
 
 
References
Personal Email Communication (James Brooks - John MacFarlane 23/08/2013); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-04

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