On this episode, the Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic, Rear-Admiral John Newton, retired.
Rear-Admiral Newton began his career in the Navy in 1983, after trying his hand as a geologist out west.
He completed tours with the destroyer HMCS Iroquois, HMCS Preserver, and HMCS Montreal gaining a speciality in Canadian maritime sovereignty through countless fishery patrols and three Arctic sovereignty missions.
In 2000, he completed a year of Joint military studies at the Command and Staff College Toronto, followed by advanced military studies in 2004.
Rear-Admiral Newton has deployed on NATO missions of the Cold War, and UN peace support operations, including the Gulf War in 1991, Haiti in 1993, and the maritime embargo of the former Yugoslavia in 1995. He also served at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa as Director of International Plans in the Strategic Joint Staff.
I dropped in to visit the Rear Admiral Newton prior to his retirement at his office at the Navy Shipyard on Halifax Harbour…