LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER C. M. NUCCI
A Hamilton, Ontario native, Lieutenant-Commander Christopher Nucci joined the Canadian Forces in 1995 as an Armour Officer under the Regular Officer Training Plan.
In 2000, he transferred to the Navy and moved to Victoria, BC where he earned his bridge watch-keeping ticket on board HMCS Vancouver (2001-2004), and sailed as the Above Water Warfare Officer in HMCS Ottawa (2004-2006) before becoming an instructor at the Naval Officer Training Centre Venture (2006-2007).
In 2008 he completed the Operations Room Officer Course and graduated as the Top Student. In 2009 Lieutenant-Commander Nucci was posted to HMCS Winnipegas the Weapons Officer. He was awarded the Commander Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command Commendation for his service during Operation Allied Protector while coordinating the ship’s response to a piracy incident in the Gulf of Aden.
He served as a member of the Canadian Fleet Pacific F3 Operations Staff as a Plans Officer and subsequently Weapons Officer in 2010-11, while occasionally sailing as an Orca Class Officer-in-Command. In 2011, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel (MCDV) HMCS Edmonton leading a blended crew of both reserve and regular force officers and sailors.
A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston (1999), he earned an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Military and Strategic Studies. In 2012, he attended Australian Command and Staff College in Canberra and completed the requirements for a Master of Military Studies.
Lieutenant-Commander Nucci lives in Halifax, N.S, and is currently articulating towards a Master of Arts degree. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Ducati.