Mark Norman (RCN officer)

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Mark Norman
CMM CD
150421-N-ZI511-401 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert welcomes Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy Vice Adm. Mark Norman.jpg
Norman meeting CNO Greenert
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Years of service 1980-present
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMCS St. John's
Canadian Fleet - Atlantic
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration
US Legion of Merit (Commander)

Vice-Admiral Mark A. G. Norman CMM CD is a Royal Canadian Navy officer. Effective 5 August he assumed the appointment of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of Canada.[1]

Naval career[edit]

Educated in Queen's University, Norman joined the Naval Reserve in 1980 as a diesel mechanic before transferring to the regular force in 1985 as a Sub-lieutenant.[2] He became Commanding Officer of the frigate HMCS St. John's.[2] He went on to be Assistant Chief of Transformation in 2005, Director General Strategy, Chief Force Development in 2007 and Commander Canadian Fleet - Atlantic in 2009.[3] He then became Director General Maritime Force Development in 2010 and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff and Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy in June 2011 before becoming Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy in June 2013.[4] In January 2016, it was announced he was to be appointed as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces. His successor as Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy was Rear-Admiral Ron Lloyd.[5]

Awards and Decorations[edit]

Norman's personal decorations:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vice-Admiral Mark Norman becomes Canada's new Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Government of Canada News Release, 5 August 2016
  2. ^ a b Commander of the RCN Royal Canadian Navy
  3. ^ Down to the sea in ships, m’lads . . . Queen's Alumni Review, 2009
  4. ^ Vice Admiral Mark Norman assumes command of the Royal Canadian Navy Daily Observer, June 2013
  5. ^ Tasker, John Paul (19 January 2016). "Top ranks of Canadian Forces get shake-up with new army, navy commanders". CBC News. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Paul Maddison
Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy
2013-2016
Succeeded by
Ron Lloyd
Preceded by
Guy Thibault
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
2016 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent