2020 - present
Rear-Admiral C.F. Sutherland
Rear-Admiral (RAdm) Sutherland is the Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy with vast experience successfully executing Command and General/Flag officer staff positions, holding significant positions of responsibility. He is a highly intelligent, thoughtful, and empathetic leader in the Canadian Armed Forces.
“I am humbled, honoured and delighted to have been appointed as your CAF Men’s Soccer patron. I am an ardent supporter of CAF sports because it has been a large part of my life and I credit it as an important part in my success and ability to overcome personal and professional challenges. I believe fervently in the impact sports have in every facet of our personal and professional lives.
Participating as part of a structured soccer team helped me develop the framework to understand the importance of teamwork, practice, goal setting, preparation, perseverance, strength, morals and values, endurance, mental strength, patience, confidence, responsibility, accountability, focus, respect, and humility. These virtues were foundational to my professionally demanding career in the CAF. More importantly, those virtues helped me overcome significant challenges and failures personally and professionally.
I am excited to engage with all of you to exchange ideas and improve our program, the CAF, our culture, and our personal well-being.”
|2014 - 2020
||Vice-Admiral D.C. Hawco
|2009 - 2014
||Brigadier-General M.P. Jorgenson
|1998 - 2008
||Lieutenant-General J. Arp