John Rogers Anderson

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John Rogers Anderson
Born (1941-09-09) September 9, 1941 (age 73)
Trail, British Columbia
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Years of service 1963-1993
Rank Admiral
Commands held Naval Officers' Training Centre at CFB Esquimalt
Chief of the Defence Staff
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration
Other work Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Admiral John Rogers Anderson, CMM CD (born 9 September 1941) is a retired Canadian Forces officer and civil servant.

Military career[edit]

Anderson was born in British Columbia and attended University of British Columbia; he graduated with a BSc and attended a Long Operations Officers course. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1963 and worked his way up the ranks. He became Commanding Officer of HMCS Restigouche in 1978, Commanding Officer of the Naval Officers' Training Centre at CFB Esquimalt in 1980 and Commander of the First Canadian Destroyer Squadron in 1982.[1] He went on to be Director Maritime Requirements (Sea) at the National Defence Headquarters in 1983, Director General of Maritime Doctrine and Operations in 1986 and Chief of the Canadian Nuclear Submarine Acquisition Project in 1987.[1] After that he became Chief of Maritime Doctrine and Operations in 1989, Commander Maritime Command in 1991, in which role he was proud to take possession of HMCS Halifax - the first of a completely new class of frigates,[2] and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in 1992.[1] His last appointments were as Chief of Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces in 1993 and Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, Belgium in 1994.[3]

He was made a Commander of the Order of Military Merit in 1989.

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
R.E.D. George
Commander Maritime Command
1991–1992
Succeeded by
P.W. Cairns
Preceded by
F.R. Sutherland
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
1992-1993
Succeeded by
P.J. O'Donnell
Preceded by
A.J.G.D. de Chastelain
Chief of the Defence Staff
1993
Succeeded by
A.J.G.D. de Chastelain
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
James K. Bartleman
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council
1994-1997
Succeeded by
David Wright