Dean McFadden

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P. Dean McFadden
100630-N-GI380-365 Vice Adm. Dean McFadden, left, Canada's Chief of Maritime Staff, presents a book.JPG
Vice Adm. Dean McFadden, left
Born July 1957 (age 60)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Naval Ensign of Canada.svg Canadian Forces
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held Canada Command
Maritime Forces Atlantic
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Vice-Admiral P. Dean McFadden, CMM, CD (born July 1957) is a retired officer of the Canadian Forces. He was Chief of the Maritime Staff from 2009 to 2011 and last to hold the post.


Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, McFadden was educated at Belfast Royal Academy before his family immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1973.[1] He joined the Canadian Forces in 1974 as a Cadet at Royal Roads Military College.[2] He served as Commander of Canada Command and as the Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic, as well as Commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic.[3] He became Chief of the Maritime Staff in 2009 and on his retirement in 2011 was appointed a Commander of the Order of Military Merit.[4]

McFadden is married to Eva McFadden (née Edmonds) from Bedford, Nova Scotia and has two children.

Cutting the cake for Canada's Navy Centennial


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Military offices
Preceded by
Drew Robertson
Chief of the Maritime Staff
Succeeded by
Paul Maddison