Canadian Forces Naval Reserve
|Canadian Forces Naval Reserve|
|Branch||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Role||Naval Reserve Components|
|Size||5,100 Reserve Personnel|
|Garrison/HQ||Quebec City, Quebec|
|Commander Naval Reserve||Commodore M. B. Mulkins, OMM, CD|
|Naval Reserve Chief Petty Officer||Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Giguere, MMM, CD|
The Canadian Forces Naval Reserve or NAVRES is the Primary Reserve component of the Royal Canadian Navy, as part of the unified Canadian Forces. The headquarters of the Naval Reserve is in Quebec City and oversees the operation of 24 Naval Reserve Divisions (NRD) located across Canada.
The Royal Canadian Naval Reserve dates back to the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve (created 1914), and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (created in 1923). The Naval Reserve was formed in 1945 replacing the volunteer unit and was renamed with the current title in 1968 following the unification of the Canadian Forces.
The mission of the Naval Reserve is to generate trained individuals and teams for Canadian Forces operations, including domestic safety operations as well as security and defense missions, while at the same time supporting the Royal Canadian Navy's efforts in connecting with Canadians through the maintenance of a broad national presence.
- Respond to domestic safety operations with trained sailors and small boat expertise.
- Provide specific unique skill sets for security missions for the Royal Canadian Navy.
- Augment the fleet on any platform or shore capacity for defence missions, both at home and abroad.
- Provide the linkage for the Royal Canadian Navy to local communities.
The Naval Reserve fills a number of roles within the Total Force Plan. In addition to augmenting the Regular Force, Naval Reservists form diving units, naval cooperation and guidance of shipping organizations, and public relations units such as the National Band of the Naval Reserve. Most particularly, the Naval Reserve is tasked with providing the crew members for the KINGSTON-Class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels.
Naval Reservists are individuals engaged in their civilian lives while pursuing a military career. They train and work for the Navy in the evenings, on weekends and during the summer period, in an occupation of their choice. They can be students, teachers, lawyers, delivery persons, secretaries, or other members of society. Most serve on a part-time basis, with no obligation to participate in any mission overseas. However, many full-time employment opportunities and deployments are available to those Reservists who volunteer for them.
In an effort to streamline the recruiting processes for naval reservists, in February 2017 the Naval Reserve initiated the Expedited Reserve Enrolment to allow applicants who meet security, medical, and basic fitness standards to enroll in as few as 21 days or between two and three visits after initial contact with Naval Reserve Division (NRD) recruiters.
- Commander Naval Reserve
- Naval Reserve Chief Petty Officer / Formation Chief Naval Reserve
- Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Giguere (2017–Present)
- Chief Petty Officer 1st Class David Arsenault (2014–2017)
- Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Peter Caza (2012–2014)
- Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Leroy Hearns (2010–2012)
- Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Glynn Munroe (2007–2010)
- Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Glenn Woolfrey (2004–2007)
- Chief Petty Officer 1st Class John Redican (2001–2004)
|HMCS Brunswicker||Saint John||New Brunswick|
|HMCS Cabot||St John's||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|HMCS Discovery||Vancouver||British Columbia|
|HMCS Griffon||Thunder Bay||Ontario|
|HMCS Malahat||Victoria||British Columbia|
|HMCS Montcalm||Quebec City||Quebec|
|HMCS Queen Charlotte||Charlottetown||Prince Edward Island|
|HMCS Scotian||Halifax||Nova Scotia|
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