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Andrew Fulton
Born 23 January 1927(1927-01-23) (age 95)
Place of birth Ottawa, Ontario
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Naval Jack of Canada.svg Canadian Forces
Years of service 1944-1983
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMCS Outremont
HMCS Gatineau
HMCS Provider
Northern Region
Maritime Command
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Vice Admiral James Andrew Fulton CMM, CD (born 23 January 1927) is a retired Canadian Forces officer who served as Commander Maritime Command from 1980 to 1983.


Wood joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1944 and completed his training in 1946.[1] He became Commanding Officer of the frigate HMCS Outremont in 1961, Deputy Program Manager Missile Systems 1962 and Director of Naval Operations at National Defence Headquarters in 1964.[1] He went on to be Commanding Officer of the destroyer HMCS Gatineau in 1965, Deputy Representative of the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic at NATO Headquarters in Paris in 1966 and Commanding Officer of the supply ship HMCS Provider in 1969.[1] After that he became Commander Northern Region in 1973, Director General Current Policy in 1975 and Chief of Personnel (Careers & Senior Appointments) in 1976.[1] His last appointments were as Canadian Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee in 1978 and Commander Maritime Command in 1980, in which role he undertook some astute political manoeuvring to get the Patrol Frigate Project and Tribal Update and Modernization Project approved,[2] before retiring in 1983.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fulton, James Andrew The Nauticapedia
  2. The Admirals: Canada's Senior Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Century edited by Michel Whitby, Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2006, p. 327
Military offices
Preceded by
John Allan
Commander Maritime Command
Succeeded by
James Wood

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