Speaker Bio:
Robert McMullen

Speaks:

English

Speaking Topics:

Military History; Navy; Air Force; Operations; Peacekeeping; Afghanistan

Major Robert McMullen joined the Canadian Armed Forces on 24 June 1988 and was commissioned in the Navy upon graduation from Royal Roads Military College in 1992. He received his Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate in HMAS CANBERRA while on exchange with the Royal Australian Navy. Highlights of his naval career include multiple port visits around the Far East, sailing in a United States Navy aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and ground tours in both Bosnia and Afghanistan. In 2002 Rob earned his private pilot’s licence at the Victoria Flying Club and jumped-ship for the RCAF in 2009, as soon as the opportunity arose. He received his pilot wings in 2013 and was posted to 443 (MH) Squadron in Victoria, BC. As a Sea King pilot he circumnavigated the globe with HMCS WINNIPEG in 2015-2016 and most recently deployed to the Mediterranean Ocean and the Baltic Sea with HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN in 2017-2018. Rob is currently learning how to fly the new Cyclone maritime helicopter and will return to 443 (MH) Squadron as the Operations Officer on completion of the training. Speaking Topics: Military History, Naval Operations, Flying, Peacekeeping, Afghanistan

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