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Alex Grant

Alex Grant served in the Navy for years, serving in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Japan

Pincourt, Quebec

Gulf War

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  1. Biography
  2. Where they served

Alex Grant, raised in Pincourt, Quebec, enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981. He attended Royal Roads Military College, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Oceanography. Following Navy training, he completed a two-year foreign posting at the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System's (IUSS) Naval Facility Whidbey Island, Washington.

Alex went back to school to complete a Master of Science in Oceanography and Acoustics. The next three years were spent supporting Royal Canadian Navy and NATO exercises and operations as a tactical oceanographer. He spent a lot of time at sea in various warfare positions including deployments to the Persian Gulf and peacekeeping operations in the Sea of Japan.

In 2000, he took command of NCSM Donnacona, Montreal's Naval Reserve Division. In July 2004, Alex was selected to attend the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island earning a diploma in National Security, Strategy and Policy, and Joint Military Operations. Alex then returned to Halifax as HMCS Athabaskan's Executive Officer deploying for hurricane Katrina relief operations and a NATO deployment. In 2007, he was appointed as Commanding Officer HMCS Toronto, deploying on the NATO exercise Noble Mariner and two arctic sovereignty patrols (Operation Nanook).

Alex retired from the Regular Force in 2010, but continues to serve on a part-time basis as a Captain(N) in the Naval Reserve.

Where they served

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