Royal Canadian Navy to Welcome New Commander, New Command Chief Petty Officer 

Media advisory

June 10, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, June 12th at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard, Halifax. General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, will preside over the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Change of Command ceremony. During the event Vice-Admiral (VAdm) Ron Lloyd will turn over command of the RCN to Vice-Admiral Art McDonald.

During the ceremony, Vice-Admiral Lloyd will also preside over the change of appointment in which Chief Petty Officer First Class David Steeves will assume the role of Command Chief of the Royal Canadian Navy from Chief Petty Officer First Class Michel Vigneault.

Who: VAdm Ron Lloyd, Outgoing Commander, Royal Canadian Navy; and VAdm Art McDonald, Incoming Commander, Royal Canadian Navy.

When: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  

What: The change of command of the Royal Canadian Navy from VAdm Ron Lloyd to VAdm Art McDonald.

Where: NB Jetty, HMC Dockyard Halifax.


Notes to editor / news director: 

Entry point for event will be through Rainbow Gate. Parking will be available close to NB jetty.

To RSVP media are asked to contact Martime Forces Atlantic Public Affairs by noon, Tuesday, 11 June 19.  Tel 902-427-3766, Email:


Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353

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