Commodore David W. Craig, CD
Commodore Craig joined the Naval Reserve in 1974 at HMCS DISCOVERY as a naval cadet while attending the University of British Columbia. He has served in numerous staff and training positions at four Naval Reserve Divisions in his career, including HMC Ships DISCOVERY, CARLETON, CHIPPAWA and MALAHAT. He completed his Minor Warship Command qualification in 1984 and subsequently has commanded various classes of vessels on both coasts as well as on the Great Lakes. Promoted Commander in January 1988, he was appointed the Executive Officer of HMCS MALAHAT and subsequently served as the Commanding Officer 1992 to 1995. His post-command appointments have included service as Directing Staff in STAR II at the Canadian Forces College and PSU 4 Commander in MARPAC. He was promoted Capt(N) in 1998 and attended the Advanced Military Studies Course. Following promotion, he became the Western Region Coordinator for British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and continued in that capacity for the next six years. In July 2004 he assumed the responsibilities of the Director of the Joint Command and Staff Course (Reserves) at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto until 2007. His most recent responsibilities included his appointment as Director Naval Reserve Strategic Planning as well as the Regional Advisor for the Pacific Region. In January 2011, he was promoted Commodore and appointed as the Commander Naval Reserve.
Commodore Craig has a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia with a specialty in oceanography. Following graduation he carried out research in underwater acoustics with the Ocean Acoustics Group in the Defence Research Establishment Pacific. As part of his research interests, he has completed a Master of Engineering Degree from Carleton University as well as a doctorate in Computer Engineering in real-time networking and has been registered as a Professional Engineer in both British Columbia and Ontario. His civilian career has included a posting as an Operational Research scientist with Air Command in Winnipeg, as well as Section Head of the Command, Control and Computer Section in Maritime Forces Pacific. He recently retired from the Public Service after 33 years of service, most recently serving as the Quality Management Engineer for the extended docking work period for the west coast submarine HMCS VICTORIA.
Captain(N) C.J. Marrack, CD
Captain(N) Marrack successfully completed the Summer Youth Employment Programme (SYEP) at HMCS GRIFFON in 1983 and immediately enrolled in the Naval Reserve. She completed an honours degree in Geography at Lakehead University and then traveled to Bridgetown, Barbados, to teach school.
Returning to Canada, she moved to the West Coast assuming the duties of a Logistics Officer within the former Training Division Two. Opportunities within her tenure included sailing in the Porte Class Gate Vessels to such exotic locales as Juneau, Alaska, San Francisco and Port Hardy.
Upon completion of her contract, she moved to Vancouver serving in a number of Class A positions in HMCS DISCOVERY, including those of Training Officer and Executive Officer, while completing the Joint Reserve Command and Staff Course (JRCSC).
Another move found Capt(N) Marrack back in Victoria as the Executive Officer of HMCS MALAHAT. She completed her appointment as Executive Officer in 2004 and was then offered and assumed command of HMCS GRIFFON. Completing her command appointment in August 2007, she joined the Naval Reserve Headquarters as a staff officer.
Successfully combining her military knowledge and theoretical understanding of administrative issues while completing a placement with the Singapore Institute of Management, Capt(N) Marrack earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Athabasca University. Her dissertation topic concerned post modernity change in the Royal Canadian Navy.
Recognizing the importance in maintaining balance and continued excellence, Capt(N) Marrack rigorously pursues a variety of sports. In particular, she is a three time winner of the Sibley Ski Tour, a loppet of 50km.
She was promoted to her current rank in January 2013 and is employed as the Deputy Commander Naval Reserve in Québec.
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Erroll (Pete) Caza, CD
CPO 1 Erroll (Pete) Caza was raised near the City of Windsor, Ontario, and enrolled in 1975 as a Supply Technician. After basic training at CFB Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, he served at CFB Shearwater, Nova Scotia, CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia, CFE Lahr and Baden-Sollingen, West Germany, CFB Moncton, New Brunswick, and NDHQ Ottawa, Ontario.
CPO 1 Caza completed four shipboard postings in HMCS GATINEAU (2), HMCS ANNAPOLIS, and finally as onboard HMCS HURON as the Logistics Department Coordinator. He also completed a United Nations peacekeeping tour of duty on OP DANACA in the Golan Heights. Prior to his retirement from the Regular Force on July 5, 2007, CPO 1 Caza was the CFB Esquimalt Logistics Branch Chief.
CPO 1 Caza joined the Naval Reserve on retirement from the Regular Force, becoming a member of the ship's company of HMCS HUNTER, the Naval Reserve Division in Windsor, Ontario.
CPO 1 Caza has served as the Coxswain in HMCS HUNTER from July 2007 to June 2010. During this period he also served the Formation as the inaugural Support Branch Chief. In June 2010 CPO 1 Caza was commissioned to Lt(N) and became the Executive Officer in HMCS Hunter. In May 2011 CPO 1 Caza relinquished his commission and reverted to his present rank.
CPO 1 Caza was appointed the Naval Reserve Formation Chief Petty Officer on December 3, 2011.