Daniel Mainguy

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Daniel Mainguy
Born 2 December 1930
Victoria, British Columbia
Died 17 August 2010
Ottawa, Ontario
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Naval Ensign of Canada.svg Canadian Forces
Years of service 1949-1985
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMCS Annapolis
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Vice Admiral Daniel Nicholas Mainguy CMM, CD (2 December 1930 - 17 August 2010) was a Canadian Forces officer who served as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.


Mainguy joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1949, initially in the Reserve and then, from 1950, in the Regular service.[1] He became Commanding Officer of HMCS Annapolis in 1966, Staff Officer and Operations Officer with Standing Naval Force Atlantic in 1967 and Director of Operational Readiness Maritime in 1970.[1] He went on to be Director of Strategic Planning in 1973, Chief of Maritime Doctrine and Operations in 1976 and Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Western Atlantic in 1979.[1] After that he became Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff in 1982 and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in 1983 before retiring in 1985.[1] He died in August 2010.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Gérard Thériault
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Succeeded by
Jack Vance