Royal Canadian Navy Welcomes New Commander

June 12, 2019 – Vice-Admiral Art McDonald assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd this afternoon in a formal change of command ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff. During the ceremony there was also a change of appointment which saw Chief Petty Officer First Class David Steeves assume the role of Command Chief of the Royal Canadian Navy from Chief Petty Officer First Class Michel Vigneault. The ceremony was held at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard, Halifax,…

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U.S., Canadian officials meet on emerging threat from drug traffickers

U.S. forces and international partners continue to see new smuggling tactics by transnational organized crime networks in the eastern Pacific Ocean including vessels specifically constructed for purposes of smuggling narcotics and other illicit contraband.  Senior officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Southern Command and the Canadian Armed Forces are meeting in San Diego this week to discuss  tactics of transnational crime networks and international efforts to combat the threat posed by these criminal organizations. These senior officials include: • U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander, Pacific Area •…

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