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Gary Garnett
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Naval Ensign of Canada.svg Canadian Forces
Years of service 1963-2001
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMCS Iroquois
HMCS Huron
Sea Training Unit Atlantic
Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron
Maritime Forces Atlantic
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Vice-Admiral Gary Leslie Garnett CMM, CD is a retired officer of the Canadian Forces. He was Chief of the Maritime Staff during 1997.


Educated at Carleton University,[1] Garnett joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1963.[2] He became commander of the destroyer HMCS Iroquois in 1982 and of the destroyer HMCS Huron in 1983 before taking charge of the Sea Training Unit Atlantic in 1984 and the Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron in 1986.[2] He went on to be Director of Military Operations Coordination at the National Defence Headquarters in 1989, Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff in 1990 and Director General Maritime Development in 1991.[3] He then became Chief of Personnel Services in 1993, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic in 1994 and Commander of Maritime Command (renamed Chief of the Maritime Staff when the Naval Headquarters returned from Halifax to Ottawa) during 1997.[2] His last appointment was as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff later in 1997 before retiring in September 2001.[2]


  1. Gary Garnett CFN Consultants
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Vice Admiral (Retired) Gary L. Garnett, CMM CD Senate Committee for National Security and Defence
  3. Gary Garnett Profile
Military offices
Preceded by
Lynn Mason
Chief of the Maritime Staff
Succeeded by
Greg Maddison
Preceded by
Larry Murray
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Succeeded by
George MacDonald

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