|Intro||Canadian Navy admiral|
|Birth||1967, New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Cape Breton County, Canada|
Vice-Admiral Arthur Gerard McDonald(born 1967) is an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.
In 2010, McDonald served as the Maritime Component Commander of Canadian Joint Task Force Haiti. He received a Meritorious Service Medal in recognition for his coordination of the disaster relief activities of HMCS Halifax and HMCS Athabaskan. He served as commanding officer of HMCS Halifax from 2007 to 2009 before taking command of Fifth Maritime Operations Group in December 2009.
McDonald was appointed Director General Maritime Forces Development in February 2014, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific in January 2016 and Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy in June 2019.
Awards and decorations
McDonald's personal awards and decorations include the following: