VAdm (ret) RON BUCK
Marine & Naval Analysis

Ron Buck joined the Navy in 1967, graduated from McGill University in 1971 and served his formative years on various Canadian ships. After being posted to National Defence HQ, he was selected as the Project Manager for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project (1989) which delivered 12 ships to the Navy. He was appointed as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and served as VCDS from 2004 to 2006. He retired in 2006 after almost 40 years of service in the Canadian Forces – but quickly failed retirement.

Articles by this writer

February 2016  |  Magazine, Magazine

Does Canada need to retain this capability, and how many ships do we really need?

February 2016  |  Magazine, Magazine

The best approach to any policy review should be as wide ranging and transparent as possible, and ideally anchored to clear foreign and domestic policies.

March 2014  |  Magazine, Magazine

How Defence Policy realities will affect the Canada First Defence Strategy Update.

March 2013  |  Magazine, Magazine

A non-partisan, blue ribbon panel has the best chance of ­delivering positive outcomes in future defence procurements.