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JAMAICAN PAUL SMITH, CANADA’S FIRST BLACK NAVAL COMMANDER!

Canada First Black Naval Commander Is A Jamaican Paul Smith was born in Lionel Town, Jamaica. He grew up in North York, Ontario. He finished his general military training in the summer of 1987 and was then posted to HMCS Anticosti in 1993.

Smith rose up the ranks over the years, studied sociology at Dalhousie University and eventually attained his current rank in 2010.

Smith patrolled the Canadian Arctic as part of the search for the lost Franklin expedition ships HMS Erebus and Terror.

“That was my first trip as second command,” said Smith, “I was fortunate enough to have the prime minister on board.”

Smith’s wife Mary is from Halifax. The couple has two sons, Colin and Matthew. Smith says he will likely be back in Halifax by mid-April.Amazing when nationals of Jamaica excel in other countries.

Lt.-Cmdr. Paul Smith is currently in Panama where he is in command of HMCS Summerside.

 

 

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