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About Dinger

A sea cadet at RCSCC LION from 1963 to 1968, I joined the Naval Reserve at HMCS STAR in 1968 as a Bos'n. I was an Officer Cadet in the ROUTP, commissioned in 1971, and awarded my watchkeeping ticket in 1973. I served at sea, at one time or another, in all five Gate Vessels and HMCS FORT STEELE & CHAUDIERE as well as the Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St. Laurent and served as OIC of the patrol vessels RALLY and RAPID. At STAR from 1968 to 2007, I served as XO twice and then as CO from 2002 to 2005. I rounded out my career by serving as SSO Training at NAVRESHQ in Quebec City in 2008, retiring in 2009 as CO of HMCS HUNTER in Windsor. I was Executive Director for the Friends of HMCS HAIDA till 2011 and have been an active volunteer onboard HAIDA since she arrived in Hamilton in 2003.

New STAR CO & XO

CANFORGEN 002/20 RCN 01/20 071308Z JAN 20

2020 NAVY COMMAND AND SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

UNCLASSIFIED

  1. VADM ART MCDONALD IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NAVY COMMAND AND SENIOR APPOINTMENTS:
    1. THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS ARE APPOINTED COMMANDING OFFICERS:
    2. (16) LCDR M-S SOWA – HMCS STAR – APS 20

  2. THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS ARE APPOINTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:

    (14) LT(N) M. DI BERARDO – HMCS STAR – APS 20 (AWSE)

  3. VADM MCDONALD COMD RCN CONGRATULATES ALL OF YOU

LCdr Sowa will become STAR’s 36th Commanding Officer when she assumes command, likely on 1 July 2020, with a formal Change of Command ceremony to take place subsequently.