Rear Admiral (Retired) Richard W. Greenwood
Richard W. Greenwood is a retired Naval Engineering Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy, having served 37 years in uniform. His engineering education and training included a BEng(Mech) from the Royal Military College of Canada, a MSc (Naval Architecture) from University College London, and fleet training as a marine systems engineer.
His naval engineering career postings included service at increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in both Naval Dockyards, at Naval Headquarters, in acquisition projects, in foreign exchange positions (including 3 years at the David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center), in training (3 years as Commandant of the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School), and finally 5 years as Chief Engineer of the RCN. His last posting was the Canadian Defence Attaché in Washington DC. He retired from the RCN in 2012 at the rank of Rear-Admiral.
Richard is currently a PhD Candidate and lecturer at The University of British Columbia, with a special interest in ship motions & sea keeping theory. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia and a Chartered Engineer in the UK, and is a Fellow of both The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.