The Canadian navy is about to get a brand new commander.
Gen. Jonathan Vance, the outgoing chief of the defence workers, issued a discover at the moment stating that Rear-Admiral Craig Baines, the previous naval commander on the East Coast, might be promoted to the rank of vice-admiral to tackle the job of commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.
He replaces Vice-Admiral Art McDonald, who will take over Vance’s place within the close to future.
Baines, a former frigate commander, held the job of commander Maritime Forces Atlantic for 3 years till final summer time, when he was changed and moved to Ottawa.
He’s been a member of the navy since 1987 and could be acquainted to Canadians as one of many navy’s fundamental spokespeople following the crash of a Halifax-based CH-148 Cyclone helicopter final spring within the Ionian Sea off Greece.
A change of command for the navy will happen later this 12 months.