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Robert George
Born (1940-10-06)October 6, 1940
Place of birth Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Naval Jack of Canada.svg Canadian Forces
Years of service 1961-c.1994
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMCS Margaree
HMCS Iroquois
Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron
Maritime Forces Pacific
Maritime Command
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Vice-Admiral Robert Earl Douglas George CMM, CD (born 6 October 1940) is a retired officer of the Canadian Forces. He was Commander Maritime Command from 1989 to 1991.


Cairns joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1961.[1] He became Commanding Officer of the destroyer HMCS Margaree in 1974, Senior staff Officer (Combat Systems Readiness) in 1976 and Commanding Officer of the destroyer HMCS Iroquois in 1977.[1] He went on to be Commander of the Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron in 1982, Director General of Maritime Doctrine and Operations at the National Defence Headquarters in 1984 and Commander Maritime Forces Pacific in 1987.[1] After that he became Commander Maritime Command in 1989, in which role he despatched the supply ship HMCS Protecteur to the Persian Gulf during the Gulf War,[2] before becoming Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff from 1991 and Canadian Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee in 1992 and then retiring.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 George, Robert Earl D. The Nauticapedia
  2. The Admirals: Canada's Senior Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Century edited by Michel Whitby, Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2006, p. 341
Military offices
Preceded by
Charles Thomas
Commander Maritime Command
Succeeded by
John Anderson

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