Captain(N) D.E. MAZUR, CD

Base Commander

CFB Halifax

A native of Kitchener Ontario, Capt(N) Mazur enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces on completion of High School, completing his Basic Officer Training in Chilliwack, BC in December 1988.

Following training ashore and at sea, Capt(N) Mazur went on to specialize in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), in HMC Ships Skeena and Gatineau.

After instructing ashore, and fulfilling various sea going positions, Capt(N) Mazur was posted to the West Coast to join HMCS Regina as the Operations Officer for a deployment to the Middle East. Successfully challenging his Command Board during this period, Capt(N) Mazur was employed in the Pacific Coast Fleet Staff, before returning to sea in 2006 as the  Executive Officer in HMCS Vancouver.

In 2007, he was promoted to Commander, and after a short period in MARPAC HQ, he was posted to Canberra Australia to attend the Australian Command and Staff College. Upon completion of this course, he and his family were posted to Ottawa where he served as the Senior Staff Officer Maritime in the Canadian Special Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) Headquarters.

Capt(N) Mazur returned to the Navy fold in January 2012 and assumed Command of HMCS Vancouver. After a short but intense 18 months of sailing, he relinquished Command of the ship and assumed Command of Sea Training Pacific. Promoted to his current rank in May 2015, Capt(N) Mazur assumed the duties of N3/J3 in MARPAC/JTF(P). In September 2016, Capt(N) Mazur was posted to Ottawa as the Dir Strat Plans within the SJS staff.

Supported by his Wife Marise, and his 2 sons Kevin and Eric, Capt(N) Mazur is currently appointed as the CFB Halifax Base Commander.