John Millar served as an officer in the Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Navy for 40 years. John joined the Naval Reserve at HMCS STAR in 1972 and transferred to the Regular Force in 1977. He served as a Logistics officer throughout his Regular Force career, serving in HMC Ships ALGONQUIN, PRESERVER, MARGAREE, ANNAPOLIS AND ATHABASKAN. While serving as Supply Officer in HMCS ATHABASKAN, he was also appointed Staff Supply Officer to COMSTANAVFORLANT in 1999-2000. Ashore naval postings included, employment in Maritime Command Headquarters in the Ships’ Internal Audit Section, in the ILS Section of PMO TRUMP and with the Chief of Maritime Staff in the Directorate of Maritime Personnel. Appointments in National Defence Headquarters included postings in ADM PER(Mil), in the Chief of Military Personnel and in Chief of Force Development. He also served as an Instructor and Standards Officer in the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics.
John served in land-based operations with the UN as Comptroller CANLOG with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights, with NATO on the staff of the Military and Civil Affairs Division (MCAD) in the Headquarters Kosovo Force and in Afghanistan as Desk Chief for Regional Command South in the Information Dominance Centre of the ISAF Joint Command.
John graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He subsequently obtained a Master of Arts degree in War Studies from RMC. He also holds a P. Log designation from the Logistics Institute. John and his wife Alexis reside in Orleans, Ontario. Alexis is former naval officer in her own right having served 30 years as a Nursing Officer during which time she deployed in HMCS PROTECTEUR and the USNS MERCY during Gulf War 1 and with SFOR in Bosnia.