Persian Gulf Veterans of Canada
Executive Committee 2020
Vice President: Michael McGlennon
Michael McGlennon was born in Ottawa and grew up everywhere as a military brat. Michael joined the Canadian Armed Forces in Aug 1980 as a Fin Clk. During his 24 years and 8 mths of service, Michael had postings at CFSU(O) (81-86), RSS Pacific Milarea in Vancouver (86-89), CFB Petawawa (89-93), SHAPE Casteau Belgium (93-96), CFB Petawawa (96-03), and lastly CF H Svcs Gp HQ Ottawa (03-05).
Deployments history: Persian Gulf Oct 90 – Apr 91 90 Cdn HQ & Sigs Bahrain, UNDOF Golan Hts – Dec 92-Jun 93, SFOR Bosnia Sept -Dec 94, IFOR Bosnia Dec 95 – Apr 96, IFOR Bosnia Jan -Jul 98.
Michael was medically released in Apr 05 and is still currently employed at DND as a civilian Business Support Manager with Directorate Health Services Delivery at CF H Svcs Gp HQ Ottawa since that date.
Treasurer: Gerald Doutre
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Gerald Doutre enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Naval Electronic Sensor Operator on 12 November 1987. His first Royal Canadian Navy ship was HMCS ATHABASKAN where he served until 1992. A Gulf War Veteran on ATHABASKAN, he participated with other coalition forces in the liberation of the country of Kuwait from Iraqi forces, which to this day remains the highlight of his career. From 1992 to 1996 Chief Petty Officer Doutre served in HMCS IROQUOIS, as command ship for Standing Naval Force Atlantic he served during Operation Sharp Guard in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of the Former Republic of Yugoslavia during the Bosnian War.
As an Above Water Warfare Director, this time in HMCS ATHABASKAN, fulfilled a career goal to become a member of a small but special group of “long range shooters”. After his promotion to Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class in 2009, he spent the next three postings ashore, all within the Above Water Warfare Battlespace, first Maritime Forces Atlantic Headquarters as a Staff Officer for Electronic Warfare, then the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre in Halifax and finally at the Directorate of Naval Requirements in Ottawa as a Project Director for the Royal Canadian Navy where he was promoted to his current rank in August 2015. His time in Ottawa saw him fulfill the duties of the President of the Mess Committee for the National Warrant Officers & Sergeants Mess, following in the footsteps of his father.
In 2016 he was appointed Coxswain of HMCS HALIFAX. Following his tour as Coxswain, Chief Petty Officer Doutre was appointed to his current position, Maritime Equipment and Program Management Chief Petty Officer in Ottawa.