Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific

The Commander, Canadian Fleet Pacific is the institutional head of the Pacific Naval Fleet in Esquimalt, British Columbia.


Captain (N) J.B. Zwick, CD

="captain navy zwick"

Commander Jeffery Zwick joined the Canadian Forces in 1989 as a Direct Entry Officer, having previously received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of British
Columbia.  After initial naval officer training, he joined HMCS ALGONQUIN as the Above Water Warfare Officer in 1993. In 1996, he attended the Operations Room Officer course and
subsequently returned to HMCS ALGONQUIN as the Combat Officer.

In 1999, he was appointed the Weapons Officer for the Canadian Pacific Fleet where he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. In 2001, he was appointed the Staff Above Water Warfare Officer for the Commander of the Standing Naval Force Atlantic (SNFL). While with SNFL, he participated in OPERATION ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR, in support of NATO Article 5 operations against terrorism in the Mediterranean. He then returned ashore to attend the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto in 2002, where he received his Masters degree in Defence Studies.

In 2003, he was appointed J5 Maritime Plans in the Canadian Forces Joint Operations Group (CFJOG) in Kingston. While with the CFJOG, he led the Consular Planning Assistance
Team during OPERATION HELIX, the Non- Combatant Evacuation of over three hundred people from Haiti. As well, he was a member of the Theatre Activation Team for
OPERATION HALO, the operation to assist the United Nations sanctioned multinational force in bringing stability to Haiti.

In 2004, he was appointed Executive Officer of HMCS TORONTO and joined the ship in the Arabian Gulf during OPERATION ALTAIR while TORONTO was integrated into
the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON Carrier Battle Group. OPERATION ALTAIR is the Canadian Forces maritime contribution to the U.S. led coalition campaign against terrorism known

In 2005, he was promoted to Commander and joined the naval staff in NDHQ as the Senior Staff Officer for Fleet Management, Policy and Commodore J.B. Zwick, CD Incoming Commander Readiness. In this position, his duties included oversight of Canadian Naval policy and readiness issues for Above Water Warfare, Under Water Warfare, Seamanship and Navigation.

Commander Zwick was appointed Commanding Officer of HMCS MONTREAL in June 2007. While in Command, HMCS MONTREAL participated in OPERATION CARIBBE, providing assistance to coalition counter narcotics operations in the Caribbean. During this operation MONTREAL provided direct support in the seizure of the MV AGENMEMON which was carrying 4.3 metric tonnes of cocaine. In 2009, Commander Zwick completed second language training in Shearwater. In 2010-11 he was promoted to Captain (N) served as the Director of Strategic Coordination in Ottawa. In 2011-12 he completed the National Security Programme at CFC Toronto before returning to Ottawa as the Director of Defence Force Planning and Defence Program Advisor to the Vice Chief of Defence Staff.