2020 News 

RCN Senior Officer Retirements, Promotions and Appointments 2020

Promotions and appointments announced March 16, 2020

  • Rear-Admiral C.A. Baines will be appointed as Deputy Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
  • Commodore G. Bernatchez will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and will remain as Canadian Armed Forces Judge Advocate General
  • Captain M.D. Bowen will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed as the J7 to United States Cyber Command
  • Commodore L. Carosielli will be appointed as Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management
  • Captain D.A. Charlebois will be promoted to the rank of Commodore and will deploy as Commander Combined Task Force 150
  • Commodore C.S. Earl was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and was appointed as Chief of Staff, Assistant Deputy Minister Material
  • Captain R.C. Gray will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (Material) Project Manager Canadian Surface Combatant
  • Commodore J. Hamilton will be appointed Chief of Staff Readiness, Canadian Joint Operations Command
  • Commodore M.T.J. Kurtz will be appointed Commander National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group
  • Captain D.J. Patchell will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed as Director General Naval Strategic Readiness
  • Commodore R.L. Patterson will be appointed to and assume the responsibilities of the Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group
  • Commodore B.A. Peats will deploy as Commander of an undisclosed Standing NATO Maritime Group
  • Rear-Admiral B.W.N. Santarpia will be appointed as Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic
  • Commodore C.T. Skjerpen will be appointed as Chief of Staff Canadian Forces Intelligence Command
  • Captain S.M. Thornton will be promoted to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed Director General Defence Force Planning
  • Rear-Admiral J.B. Zwick will be appointed to a one-year temporary assignment as Chief Strong Secure and Engaged Combat Systems Implementation

After distinguished service to Canada and the CAF, the following General Officers and Flag Officers retired in the latter stage of 2019 or will retire in 2020

  • Rear-Admiral L. Cassivi
  • Vice-Admiral D.C. Hawco
  • Rear-Admiral J.A.S. Page

 

Photo of Luc Cassivi from Linkedin

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