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Ronald Buck
Vice Admiral Buck (left)
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Naval Jack of Canada.svg Canadian Forces
Years of service 1967-2006
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMCS Restigouche
Fifth Canadian Destroyer Squadron
Canadian Fleet Pacific
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Vice-Admiral Ronald Douglas Buck CMM, CD is a retired officer of the Canadian Forces. He was Chief of the Maritime Staff from 2001 to 2004.


Buck joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1967.[1] He became Commanding Officer of the destroyer HMCS Restigouche in 1987, Project Manager for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project in 1989 and Commander Fifth Canadian Destroyer Squadron in 1992.[1] He went on to be Commander Canadian Forces Training System in 1994, Chief of Staff of the Management Command and Control Reengineering Team at the National Defence Headquarters in 1995 and Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific in 1997 (renamed Maritime Forces Pacific in 1998).[1] After that he was appointed Chief of the Maritime Staff in 2001 (during which he took part in Operation Apollo - the anti-terrorism initiative - in 2001) and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in 2004 before retiring in 2006.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ron Buck, CMM, CD Navy League
  2. Plain Talk: Should the Support Ship Sink? Canadian Naval Review, Fall 2008
Military offices
Preceded by
Greg Maddison
Chief of the Maritime Staff
Succeeded by
Bruce MacLean
Preceded by
George MacDonald
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Succeeded by
Walter Natynczyk

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