Luc Cassivi

Luc Cassivi

Commander
Canadian Defence Academy

Luc Cassvi is Rear-Admiral and Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy since May 2017. Luc's experience in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets led him to join the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983.

Luc underwent naval training and performed various duties ashore and at sea in both the surface and submarine fleets. He also served on exchange with the Royal Australian Navy in Her Majesty's Australian Submarine (HMAS) Onslow and as an instructor at the Submarine Warfare and Systems Centre in Sydney Australia.

After his tour as Executive Officer of HMCS Corner Brook (ex-Her Majesty's Submarine Ursula), Rear- Admiral Cassivi challenged the Royal Netherlands Navy's Submarine Command Course in 2004. He was the first Canadian to graduate from this course. Rear-Admiral Cassivi enjoyed command appointments in HMCS Victoria, HMCS Corner Brook and HMCS Windsor before assuming the duties of Commander Submarine Division and Officer in Charge of the Submarine Sea Training Group. He also had the pleasure of commanding HMCS Ville de Québec.

On return to Canada, he served as Deputy Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, Director Canadian Submarine Force, Chief of Staff Plans and Operations for Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific, Commanding Officer Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, and Director General Naval Strategic Readiness at National Defence Headquarters.