Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

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Chief Petty Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy
Canadian RCN OR-9c.svg
Rank Insignia
Incumbent
Michel Vigneault

since August 2016
 Royal Canadian Navy
TypeNon Commissioned Member
Reports toCommander of the Royal Canadian Navy

The Chief Petty Officer of the Navy is the senior non-commissioned member in the Royal Canadian Navy.

The primary role of the Chief Petty Officer of the Navy is to provide the Commander of the Navy with the non-commissioned sailor's perspective, acting on behalf of all sailors in the Navy.[1]

They are also the senior advisor to the Commander of the Navy on dress, discipline, professional development, administration, morale, training, welfare, conditions of service and the Quality of Life of all military personnel within the Navy. [1]

List of Chief Petty Officers of the Navy[edit]

Name Tenure
Robert Cléroux 2007 - August 2010[2]
Claude Laurendeau August 2010[2] - July 2012
Tom Riefesel August 2012 - August 2016
Michel Vigneault August 2016 - present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RCN Leadership". Royal Canadian Navy. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Blakeley, Darlene (August 9, 2010). "Departing MCPO always made welfare of sailors a top priority" (PDF). Trident. Retrieved November 4, 2015.