NAVRES Command Team

Commander Naval Reserve

Commodore M. B. Mulkins, OMM, CD

Commodore M. B. Mulkins, OMM, CD

Commodore Mulkins is a professional landscape architect and officer in the Naval Reserve. She began her naval career in 1985 in Montreal and has since served as a Maritime Surface officer in Reserve units across the country and as a ship's officer in several classes of ships. Taking time while in university and through occasional leaves of absence from her civilian career, she served in sea-going positions of increasing responsibility which culminated in July 2003 with her assumption of command of HMCS KINGSTON. After two years in command at sea, she worked in Strategic Communications at National Defence Headquarters and in 2006 deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan for a six-month tour with Operation ARGUS, the Canadian Forces' Strategic Advisory Team – Afghanistan. Once back in her civilian career she served in other part-time appointments with the Naval Reserve including as the Operations Branch and Maritime Surface Occupation Advisor, and the Commanding Officer of HMCS CARLETON. In late 2014 she was appointed Regional Captain for Central Region (Ontario), and was subsequently appointed as Commander, Naval Reserve, in June 2015.

Commodore Mulkins holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto, a Master's Degree in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College, and, after a year attending the United States Navy War College, obtained a Master's Degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University. She is now on a leave of absence from her civilian career at Public Works, Government Services Canada, where she recently completed a project management assignment in the Parliamentary Precinct Branch. Commodore Mulkins is a member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. She is married to Commodore Jeffery Zwick, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific.

Formation Chief Naval Reserve

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michel Giguère, CD Naval Reserve Chief Petty Officer

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michel Giguère, CD

Chief Petty Officer first class Giguère was born and raised in Québec city.  He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1985 as a Marine Engineer Technician, part of the METTP program in Rimouski Qc.  He obtained a college diploma from the Marine Institute of Quebec in Rimouski and joined the fleet on completion of the diploma.

In 1988, he joined HMCS Annapolis from which the crew was transferred to HMCS Terra Nova in 1990 and participated in the Gulf War of 1991.  Subsequently, CPO1 Giguère served in HMCS Ville Québec twice and HMCS Charlottetown as CERA.  In his shore postings, he served at CFB Shearwater – Base workshop, HMCS York, Fleet Personnel Unit as MARENG coordinator and Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott as trial coordinator. 

CPO1 Giguère retired from the Regular Force in August 2005 and decided to join HMCS Donnacona in the fall and was appointed COXN in July 2006.  Following is COXN appointment, CPO Giguère was appointed to the Eastern Region CPO in 2009 for the following 3 ½ years.  Promoted to his current rank in 2012, he was appointed to the key position of Personnel Management CPO in 2013 and return to the position of Regional CPO for the eastern region in 2014.  CPO1 Giguère assumed the senior appointment position of NAVRES CPO in May 2017.

On a more personal note, Michel and his wife reside in St-Philippe Qc on a hobby farm where they are preparing a final retirement.  Michel is currently employed at the St-Lawrence Seaway Corporation as a maintenance supervisor.