Dave Forestell

Dave served in the RCN for 32 years, including sea postings in HMCS IROQUOIS, RESTIGOUCHE, TERRA NOVA, and SASKATCHEWAN; variously as a BWK, Deck Officer, Combat Officer and Training Officer (not to mention the numerous training ships and “rider” time as a CCO/ORO assessor).  He was also the first Anglophone commanding officer of HMCS D’IBERVILLE in Rimouski, Quebec.

Shore postings included the aforementioned D’IBERVILLE and CFFS (H); Naval Reserve HQ in Quebec City; NDHQ Ottawa (NDOC Coordinator, EA to DGIS Pol, DMRS (6)); exchange duties in Bristol, UK as the Requirements Manager for RN Naval Satcom Projects; DPM for Canadian Crypto Modernization Project; and, his final position in the CAF was as PD for Maritime Infrastructure Projects.

He retired in 2010 to assume duties as a consultant/PM for CCG projects, followed by a consultant/PD position with DND/DG Cyber from 2013-2015.

Dave is now the Manager, Maritime Systems with Valcom Consulting Group Inc.

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