Art McDonald (admiral)
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Art McDonald Admiral
Art McDonald
Arthur G. McDonald in 2020.jpg
Birth nameArthur Gerard McDonald
Born1967 (age 52–53)
New Waterford, Nova Scotia
AllegianceCanada
Service/branchRoyal Canadian Navy
RankVice-Admiral
Commands held
AwardsOrder of Military Merit

Meritorious Service Medal[1]

Canadian Forces Decoration

Vice-Admiral Arthur Gerard McDonald (born 1967)[2] is an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.

Naval career

In 2010, McDonald served as the Maritime Component Commander of Canadian Joint Task Force Haiti. He received a Meritorious Service Medal in recognition for his coordination of the disaster relief activities of HMCS Halifax and HMCS Athabaskan.[3] He served as commanding officer of HMCS Halifax from 2007 to 2009 before taking command of Fifth Maritime Operations Group in December 2009.[4]

McDonald was appointed Director General Maritime Forces Development in February 2014,[5] Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific in January 2016[6] and Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy in June 2019.[7]

Awards and decorations

McDonald's personal awards and decorations include the following:












Order of Military Merit (Canada) ribbon (CMM).jpg
MSM Ribbon-military.pngSouth-West Asia Service Medal with Afganistan bar ribbon.pngOSM HUM.jpg
Special Service Medal Ribbon.pngCPSM Ribbon.png
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.pngCD-ribbon and 2 bars.pngSCM ribbon.png

Ribbon Description Notes
Order of Military Merit (CMM)
  • Appointed Commander (CMM) on 4 October 2018[8]
MSM Ribbon-military.png Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
  • Decoration awarded on 30 June 2010[9]
  • Military division
South-West Asia Service Medal with Afganistan bar ribbon.png South-West Asia Service Medal
  • with AFGHANISTAN Clasp
OSM HUM.jpg Operational Service Medal
  • May 2010 - For Op Hestia
Special Service Medal
  • with NATO-OTAN Clasp
Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal
NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia
  • with FORMER YUGOSLAVIA clasp
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Decoration awarded in 2012[10]
  • Canadian version
Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
  • with two Clasp for 32 years of services
SCM ribbon.png Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan
  • 27 May 2005

References

  1. ^ "Governor General Announces the Awarding of Military Decorations". The Governor General of Canada. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Commander of the RCN". Royal Canadian Navy. Government of Canada. June 13, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Honours & Recognitions for the Men and Women of the Canadian Forces 2010" (PDF). Directorate of Honours and Recognition. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Beaton, Virginia (July 2010). "Fleet welcomes new commander" (PDF). Trident News. 44 (15): 5.
  5. ^ "The Chief of the Defence Staff announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian Armed Forces". Canadian Forces. February 7, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Connolly, Amanda (January 19, 2016). "Government announces rash of military leadership changes". iPolitics. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Senior navy appointments released" (PDF). Lookout. 11 February 2019. p. 9.
  8. ^ "Order of Military Merit List". The Governor General of Canada.
  9. ^ "Meritorious Service Decorations List". The Governor General of Canada.
  10. ^ "The Diamond Jubilee Medal List". The Governor General of Canada.

External links

Military offices
Preceded by
Ron Lloyd
Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy
2019-
Incumbent

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