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Robertson, Drew W.

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
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Birth 14/11/1955 Death (nk)
Place Halifax Place (nk)
Area NS Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
Titles
Honours CMM; MSM;
Awards
Qualifications BEng; pcsc; nssc;
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet (With seniority dated 01/08/1973). He served in College Militaire Royal de St. Jean 1973. He served in Royal Military College of Canada 1976. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (With seniority dated 01/05/1978). He served in Venture (Naval Officers Training Centre) for training 1978. He served in Canadian Forces Fleet School Halifax for Naval Operations Course 1979. He served in HMCS Nipigon for training 1979. He served in Canadian Forces Fleet School Halifax for Destroyer Weapons/Electronic Warfare Officer’s Course 1980. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (N) (With seniority dated 01/01/1981). He served in HMCS Nipigon as Underwater Weapons Officer 1981. He served in Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School as Platoon Commander 1983. He served in HMCS Kootenay as Deck Officer 1985. He served in Canadian Forces Fleet School Halifax for Combat Control Officer’s Course 1986. He served in HMCS Skeena as Combat Officer 1987. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (With seniority dated 01/01/1988). He served in MARCOMHQ as Staff Officer Sea Ops 1988. He served in NDHQ Chief of Staff J3 Operations as Maritime Desk Officer National Defence Ops Centre 1990. He served in Canadian Forces Command and Staff College 1992. He was appointed as a Commander (With seniority dated 01/01/1993). He served in HMCS Provider as Executive Officer 1993. He served in HMCS Annapolis (In command) 1995. He served in NDHQ as Staff Officer to the Minister of National Defence 1996. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (With seniority dated 01/01/1998). He served in NDHQ ADM (Policy) as Director NATO Policy 1998. He served in HMCS Athabaskan (In command) 1999. He served in Canadian Forces College for the National Security Studies Course 2001. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 11/06/2001). He was appointed as Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic and Commander Canadian Task Group deployed to Arabian Sea for Operation APOLLO 2001. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 01/07/2003). He served in NDHQ ADM (Policy) as Director-General International Security Policy 2003. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (With seniority dated 03/01/2006). He served in NDHQ as Commander Maritime Command and Chief of the Maritime Staff 2006. (He was retired 12/05/2010.)
 
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References
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); http://www.casr.ca/doc-dnd-appointments-2009.htm; Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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2017-02-05

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