Speaker Bio:
Gerry Doucet


English & French

Speaking Topics:

Navy, Domestic Service, Careers, Operation

Chief Petty Officer First Class /Premier maître de 1e classe Gerard Doucet, M.M.M. CD Chief Petty Officer Gerard (Gerry) Doucet was born in Campbellton New Brunswick as the youngest of twelve children and the fourth of his family to enroll in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). He enrolled in the Reserves in November 1984 and served as an infantryman until August of 1987 when he transferred in the Regular Force as a Steward. His sea tours consisted of HMCS SKEENA ATHABASKAN, CHARLOTTETOWN, ST. JOHN’S, MONTREAL and VILLE DE QUEBEC. His early shore postings included Mess Manager at the Officers Mess in CFB Gagetown and CFB Halifax; Non-Public Funds Support at Maritime Operations Group Five in Halifax; and CANEX Manager at CFS Alert Nunavut. His recent inland posting consisted of employment as the Course Director for the Advance and Senior Leadership Programmes at the Chief Warrant Officer Osside Institute in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec and the Occupational Manager for the Naval Communicators and Steward Occupation in Ottawa. CPO1 Doucet has earned a certificate for the Officers Professional Development Programme (OPME) and has completed one year of credits towards a Bachelor of Arts in Military Science at the Royal Military College. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Order of Meritorious Military Service. He and his wife Suzanne have been married since 1993 and reside in Halifax Nova Scotia. They have two daughters Kara and Erika. His hobbies include spending time with his family, working on his house and learning to play the guitar. He was appointed in July 2016 as the Commissioning Coxswain of HMCS HARRY DeWOLF, the first of Canada’s Artic and Offshore Patrol Vessels.

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