After two years as the Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC), Rear-Admiral Nigel Greenwood will relinquish command to Rear-Admiral William Truelove. The change of command ceremony will be held at Duntze Head in Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Dockyard on Monday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m.
The change of command ceremony will be officiated by the Commander Royal Canadian Navy, Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, and the Commander of Canada Command, Lt.-Gen. Walter Semianiw.
Prior to this appointment, Rear-Admiral Truelove served as the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Strategic Communications Directorate at International Security Assistance Force Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rear-Admiral Greenwood will be retiring after a 37 year career in the Canadian Forces.
The Commander Maritime Forces Pacific is also Commander of Joint Task Force Pacific. As MARPAC Commander, he has control of Canadian maritime forces in all of the Pacific Ocean. In his role as Commander Joint Task Force Pacific, he may deploy forces to respond to any domestic emergency anywhere in British Columbia (B.C) and is responsible for the national Search and Rescue response throughout B.C. and the Yukon, and the Canadian Cadet Organization in B.C.