Honorary Aides-de-Camp

Honorary Aides-de-Camp are military or civil officers in uniform, acting on a volunteer basis, who mark the official status of The Queen's representative and accompany the Lieutenant Governor to all official engagements.

For more information, visit the Protocol page, Honorary Aides-de-Camp section.

HADC Biographies

Superintendent Glen Greenhill, SBStJ, AdeC
Represents: BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), BC Ambulance Service (BCAS)

Glen Greenhill

Superintendent Glen Greenhill has served with the BC Ambulance Service for 33 years. He began his career working as a part-time paramedic in the Comox Valley, then moved into full time working in Vancouver and Victoria both as a paramedic and an emergency medical dispatcher. Superintendent Greenhill then went into a leadership role as Paramedic Unit Chief of the BC Ambulance Service Station in Campbell River for more than 17 years.

Superintendent Greenhill is currently the manager of Patient Care Delivery for the Comox-Strathcona District for BCEHS/BCAS. He is the recipient of the Order of St. John, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, as well as the Emergency Medical Services and Peace Officer’s Exemplary Service Medals.

Major Don Bentley, CD, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army – The British Columbia Regiment

Bob Blacker

Major Don Bentley has served with the Army Reserve for over 35 years and is currently the Officer Commanding Training Squadron at The British Columbia Regiment. He served in Bosnia as a Task Force Liaison Officer to Stabilization Force Headquarters and in Afghanistan as the CJ9 (Civil Military Cooperation) Chief Operations at Regional Command South. Major Bentley has a degree in Computer Systems and is currently a faculty member at Capilano University where, in addition to teaching, he is the Adult Basic Education Coordinator. He spent a number of years working at the Neil Squire Society developing technology that would allow people with physical disabilities to access computers, even if they could not use their hands. There, he co-authored a talking computer system (SARAW) to teach literacy skills to adults with physical disabilities, which received a "Flight For Freedom Award" from Governor General Romeo LeBlanc in 1996.

Deputy Chief Conservation Officer (Ret’d) William (Bill) Bresser, AdeC
Represents: Conservation Officer Service

William (Bill) Bresser

Prior to his retirement in 2010, Deputy Chief Conservation Officer Bresser completed 42 years working in federal and provincial law enforcement. This included 24 ½ years of service in various locations across western Canada with the RCMP, and a follow-up career with the Conservation Officer Service, which saw him take on progressively responsible managerial roles. Deputy Chief Conservation Officer Bresser’s law enforcement career was highlighted by his participation in various VIP duties, involvement in a number of high profile investigations, establishment of specialized plainclothes investigative units in the RCMP and Conservation Officer Service, participation as a rider on the RCMP’s equestrian jumping team during the Force’s 1973 cross-Canada centennial celebrations, and establishment of a ceremonial unit. He is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee and the RCMP Long Service Medals. Deputy Chief Conservation Officer Bresser continues to sit on various volunteer boards, and maintains a physically active lifestyle.

Inspector Robert (Bob) Blacker, AdeC
Represents: New Westminster Police

Bob Blacker

Inspector Blacker began his policing career in New South Wales, Australia. He remained with the NSW Police until he moved to Canada in 1971 and joined the New Westminster Police Department. Inspector Blacker is particularly proud of his secondment to the then Coordinated Law Enforcement Unit where he was assigned to a major drug conspiracy. He retired as an Inspector in 2000. He is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals, and the Police Long Service Medal. Inspector Blacker has been active in Rotary International for many years and has served as a President, Group Study Exchange leader to Queensland Australia and District Governor. He is currently a member of the Steveston Rotary Club and the leader of the Government House/Rotary Literacy Project, for which he received a Vice-Regal Commendation.

Lieutenant-Commander Simon Brown, AdeC
Represents: Royal Canadian Navy

Lieutenant-Commander Simon Brown has served for 24 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Navy. He graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College in 1991 and deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf as well as Operation SHARP GUARD in the Adriatic Sea in 1995. He was fortunate to have two very enjoyable years in command of the Patrol Boat - HMS EXPLOIT. Specializing in Naval Warfare and Navigation he later joined the Royal Canadian Navy after a two year exchange appointment. Outside of his eight sea postings, the other highlights of his career include Head of Navigation training and Executive Officer at Venture, the Naval Officers Training Centre in Victoria.

Lieutenant Commander Brown is currently serving at the Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters in Esquimalt. A keen runner, he has represented the Maritime Forces Pacific Masters at the half-marathon distance.

Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Burbee, CD, AdeC
Represents: Royal Canadian Air Force

Jon Burbee

Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Burbee joined the Canadian Forces in 1988. After graduating from Royal Roads Military College with a Bachelor of Science, he went on to serve as a Construction Engineering Officer providing infrastructure support and emergency preparedness across Canada, in the United States as part of NORAD, and with NATO in Kosovo and Afghanistan. He holds a Masters in Defence Studies (2007). Career highlights include his role as Chief Engineer to the military security operations in support of the Vancouver Olympics and as the Base Engineer at Kandahar Airfield in 2011, as well as representing Canada in volleyball and basketball on national military teams. Lieutenant-Colonel Burbee transferred from the Regular Force to the Reserve Force in September 2011. In his civilian role, Jonathan Burbee is an Executive Director with the Real Property Division within Shared Services BC.

Inspector Nathan Davies, AdeC
Represents: BC Sheriff Services

Nathan Davies

Inspector Nathan Davies has served with the Ministry of Justice since 1989. His responsibilities include both Kelowna and Penticton Law Courts. Inspector Davies believes good leadership is the foundation of success for any organization; therefore, he has dedicated his professional and personal development to honing his skills in this area. He is the Critical Incident Stress Management Team Leader for the Sheriff Services province-wide and has applied these skills while volunteering with Air Cadets, minor hockey and various youth and community groups. Inspector Davies is the recipient of the Chester Kascak Memorial Trophy for Dedication to Youth and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Lieutenant-Commander Chantal Desormeaux, CD, AdeC
Represents: Royal Canadian Navy

Chantal Desormeaux

Chantal Desormeaux joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1997. She graduated from Royal Military College with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 2002 and a Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. She has served in many operational Ships such as HMCS Ville De Quebec, Fredericton, Winnipeg and Regina. She was also the Engineering Officer of the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) in Victoria and then worked as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commander Maritime Forces Pacific. She was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander in 2012 and is now the Mechanical System Engineering Officer on HMCS Protecteur.

Deputy Warden Patrick Doherty, AdeC
Represents: BC Corrections

Patrick Doherty

Deputy Warden Patrick Doherty has served with the BC Corrections Branch for 25 years. He began his career working as a Correctional officer and held a variety of posts throughout the gaol. He is currently the Deputy Warden of Operations at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. He was an Army Cadet in the 2618 Rocky Mountain Rangers (Prince George) and the 1726 Canadian Scottish Regiment (Comox). Deputy Warden Doherty holds a Criminal Justice Diploma from Camosun College. He served 10 years in the Canadian Scottish Regiment where he attained the rank of Sergeant. Deputy Warden Doherty is the recipient of the Corrections Exemplary Service Medal, as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals.

Major Tyrone Green, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army - Seaforth Highlanders

Tyrone Green

Major Tyrone Green has been a member of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserves and Regular Force since the late 1980s. Major Green has served overseas on five separate tours, most recently 10 months in Afghanistan in 2008 where he was the Operations and Planning Officer Joint Effects Cell, Secretary Mission Review Board, Regional Command South Headquarters, NATO. Other tours overseas include Cyprus in 1990; Croatia in 1993, where he was decorated for valour and leadership under fire; Bosnia in 1997; and a year-long tour with the United Nations Military Observers in 2004-2005.

Captain Victor Gronmyr, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Coast Guard

Victor Gronmyr

Captain Victor Gronmyr graduated from the Coast Guard College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Technology (Nautical Sciences). He has worked in the Pacific Region as a Deck Officer on a variety of Coast Guard Ships including voyages to the Western Arctic on the CCGS Arctic Ivik and the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier. He has extensive command experience as Commanding Officer aboard small to large Coast Guard Ships. He is currently the alternate Head of Delegation for the Combined Operations Working Group of the Northern Pacific Coast Guard Forum. In 2011, he completed a three-year rotation ashore as the Superintendent of the Regional Operation Center (ROC), Western.

Mr. Herman Ho, KStJ, MB, AdeC
Represents: St. John Ambulance Brigade

Herman Ho

Mr. Herman Ho received his initial first aid training with St. John Ambulance some 40 years ago as a young boy scout. He joined St. John Ambulance Brigade in 1991 as a junior Division Officer and progressed through the ranks to attain the senior leadership position of Provincial Commissioner (2012 to 2015) responsible for the administration and operation of 1,500 uniformed St. John Ambulance Brigade volunteers in British Columbia and Yukon. During his 25 years of Brigade service, Mr. Ho has held senior positions in the St. John youth program, administration, planning and leadership training. Currently as Past Provincial Commissioner, he continues to support the Brigade and St. John Ambulance in an advisory capacity. In 2007, Mr. Ho, as Deputy Provincial Commissioner of the Brigade, was appointed Honorary Aide-de-Camp and continues to represent the St. John Ambulance Brigade as an HADC. Mr. Ho is a Knight of the Order of St. John and a recipient of the Medal of Bravery.

Deputy Chief Constable Steven Ing, MOM, AdeC, LLB

Steven Ing

Deputy Chief Constable Steven Ing has served with the Victoria Police Department for over 25 years. He is currently responsible for command oversight of the administration of the Department, including litigation management, executive services functions and human resources. Deputy Chief Ing holds a law degree from the University of British Columbia, and has a very broad base of policing experience including operations, administration, investigations, patrol supervision, the legal aspects of policing, and high-level police labour relations. In addition to being a Critical Incident (Tactical) Commander, Deputy Chief Ing has trained and qualified in the UK as a Public Order Commander, a position that involves front-line command of the Crowd Management Unit. He received the Lieutenant Governor's Meritorious Service Medal in 2003 in recognition of his role in rescuing a suicidal female from a fifth-story ledge of a building. He is also a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal (2008). In 2015, Deputy Chief Constable Ing was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

Inspector Terry W. Kopan, OMM, MOM, CD, AdeC
Represents: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Terry Kopan

Inspector Terry Kopan joined the RCMP in 1981 and has served in a variety of policing roles in several British Columbia communities. Most recently, he has worked in the provincial headquarters positions and is currently the Officer in Charge of National Performance Programs (Pacific). Inspector Kopan is also a serving member of the Canadian Forces Reserves in the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC). In this youth development avocation, he has worked with numerous cadet corps, been an Area CIC Officer, commanded Vernon Cadet Training Centre and served a term as National Branch Advisor for the CIC.

Captain Evelyne Lacey, CD, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army – Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific)

Captain Evelyne Lacey joined the Canadian Forces as a Cadet Instructor Cadre officer in 1995. She has worked with the Air and Army cadet programs, both at the local and cadet summer training centres. In 2009, Captain Lacey was approached to help, working in partnership with the Cowichan Tribes, to set up and establish an Aboriginal Army Corps in Duncan. In September 2010 she was appointed Commanding Officer of 2924 (Khowutzun) Army Cadet Corps which is unique to BC as it incorporates tribal customs and practices blended into the National Army Cadet program.

Captain Lacey, after many years of nursing in various locations around BC, is currently employed at the Regional Cadet Instructor School (Pacific), located in Victoria, where she is an instructor responsible for delivering training to CIC officers. In addition to her Registered Nurse diploma, she has earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Adult Education.

Sergeant Josh Lockwood
Represents: Conservation Officer Service

Josh Lockwood

Sergeant Josh Lockwood is currently the Zone Supervisor for North Okanagan Field Operations (Kelowna –Vernon). He began his career with the Conservation Service in 1985 and has worked in the Major Investigations Unit and General Duty Operations Field Unit. Sergeant Lockwood currently co-leads the Provincial Ceremonial Unit and instructs at the Western Canadian Law Enforcement Academy in Hinton, Alberta. Sergeant Lockwood is the recipient of the Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Major Rick M. Lewis, OMM, OStJ, CD, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army - Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific)

Rick Lewis

Major Rick Lewis joined the Royal Canadian Army cadets in 1972. He completed his career as a Master Cadet at the rank of Captain senior cadet of the 2618 RCACC Corps in Prince George. He then changed into a Canadian Forces uniform as an Officer in 1977. He has held numerous positions within the Canadian Forces and the Canadian Cadet Organization and is currently the Tri – service Area CIC Officer for North Central B.C. In his civilian career, he is the Human Resources Manager for Canfor's Prince George / Intercontinental Pulp Mills and Specialty Paper. He has extensive training and experience in the field of Labour Negotiations, Conflict Resolution and Critical Incident Stress Management.

Superintendent (Ret'd) Jeff Lott, MOM, AdeC
Represents: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Jeff Lott

Superintendent Lott joined the RCMP in 1972. He was posted in detachments across Canada, including northern and remote locations. He retired as the Officer in Charge of Nanaimo Detachment in 2011. He is currently the Chairperson of the BC Summer Games, taking place in Nanaimo in 2014. He was installed as a Member of The Order of Merit for Police Forces in 2005 in recognition of his volunteer work and excellent service to the RCMP. He is also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals.

Major Wendy McKenzie, MMM, CD, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army - Canadian Forces Health Services

Wendy McKenzie

Major Wendy McKenzie has been a member of the Canadian Forces Reserves since 1977. She began her career as a private infantry soldier in the Student Summer Employment Program with the Rocky Mountain Rangers. She has held the senior positions of Deputy Commanding Officer in both The Rocky Mountain Rangers and in 12 Field Ambulance (Vancouver) Medical Unit in addition to completing over 35 military courses. Major McKenzie is an educator in the Nursing Program at Thompson Rivers University. She holds a national certification in neuroscience nursing, contributes to the preparation of National Neurological Science examinations and endeavors to promote neurological nursing competencies through her teachings. Major McKenzie completed her RN diploma, a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and is currently working on her Doctorate of Education through the University of Calgary.

Captain Joanne McNish, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Coast Guard

Joanne McNish

After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, Captain McNish attended the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Upon graduation, she was deployed to the West Coast where she sailed on a wide range of Coast Guard Vessels. Captain McNish's career has included working in many different programs such as Ocean Sciences, Search and Rescue, Conservation and Protection, Aids to Navigation and Arctic operations. Commanding Officer for the past 14 years, she is currently assigned to CCGS John P Tully. Over the span of a 30-year career, Captain McNish has engaged in various shore assignments, including Superintendent Regional Operation Centre, Senior Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board and more recently Acting Regional Director Fleet. Captain McNish's extensive career has included assignments as shipboard officer in the Arctic, Antarctica and South America.

Lieutenant(N) Tien Nguyen, AdeC
Represents: Royal Canadian Navy

Lieutenant(N) Tien Nguyen studied Mechanical Engineering at Royal Military College. After graduating in 2009, she spent a year in Halifax learning the theory of a Naval Combat Systems Engineer. In 2010 she was posted to HMCS CALGARY where she served as a Phase VI Combat Systems Engineer trainee, followed by a posting to the Formation Technical Authority as a Naval Engineering and Maintenance Staff Officer. In 2012 she was posted to HMCS ALGONQUIN and served as the Assistant Combat Systems Engineering Officer. Her duties included providing expertise, advice and leadership for the technical operation and maintenance of communications, computer, radar, sonar, and electronic systems, including weapons. In 2013, she would spend the next 5 months posted ashore to Engineering Operations in the Tiered Readiness Programme. From January 2014 to July 2015, she was the Flag Lieutenant to the Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force (Pacific). Lieutenant (N) Nguyen is currently a Test and Trials Engineer for the Halifax Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension Programme.

Superintendent Tracey Rook, AdeC
Represents: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Tracey Rook

Superintendent Tracey Rook is a regular member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with 21 years of service. She is the Officer in Charge of Review Services, E Division. Superintendent Rook's early policing service was on Vancouver Island, before she was commissioned and transferred to Ottawa as a travel officer on the Prime Minister's Protection Detail, travelling both domestically and abroad handling security arrangements for the current and previous Prime Ministers and their families. In 2007, she was appointed Officer in Charge of Protection Services for O Division, prior to returning to B.C. in 2008. Superintendent Rook was in charge of coordinating the Protective Services for all Internationally Protected Persons for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. She is also the designated Canadian Police Officer to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

Lieutenant-Colonel Philip A. Sherwin, CD, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army - The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery

Philip Sherwin

Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Sherwin joined the 5th (BC) Field Battery, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery in July of 1970, as a gunner, eventually rising to command the battery from 1982-1985, and subsequently the 5th (BC) Field Regiment from 1997-2001. He has seen military service on special assignment in Germany, Czechoslovakia, the United States, and throughout Canada serving with Canadian, British and US Forces in the land and sea environments.

Philip has served on the Board of Governors of Saint Michaels University School, as President of the Royal Canadian Artillery Association, and is currently President of the BC Branch of the Army Cadet League of Canada a support organization to over 2,100 youth, from the ages of 12 to 19 years.

Major Mike Soley, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army – Canadian Scottish Regiment

Mike Soley

Major Mike Soley is an Officer with the Canadian Scottish Regiment, an Infantry Reserve unit from Vancouver Island. Major Soley joined the Regiment in 1996 as a private soldier and was commissioned as an Officer in 2004. He has served on multiple tours overseas in both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan. His last two missions saw him leading a small team supporting the Afghan Army and Police forces in Kandahar province in 2008 and mentoring Afghan Army Officers in operational planning while deployed to Kabul in 2011. Major Soley currently serves as the Officer Commanding ‘A’ Company in Victoria. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria and a Masters degree in Leadership & Training from Royal Roads University.

Major Brian Sylvester, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army - 5th (BC) Field Regiment

Brian Sylvester

Major Brian Sylvester has been a member of the Canadian Forces Reserves since 2002. He joined as a Cadet Instructor Cadre Instructor from 2002 until 2007 when he transferred to the Primary Reserves and 5th (BC) Field Regiment where he currently serves. Major Sylvester has served in Afghanistan in a variety of positions; the most notable for this appointment was his position of HQ ISAF Escort Officer. In this position, he was required to deal with VIP's from many nations. Major Sylvester also served as the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Coordinator for the Land Forces during the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. He is currently the full time Training Development Officer of the Junior Canadian Ranger Program in Western Canada. He also is maintaining his link with the 5th (BC) Field Regiment by continuing to train with that unit as their Battery Captain for 55 Battery.

Mr. David Valentine, CD, AdeC
Represents: St. John Ambulance Brigade

David Valentine

David Valentine joined St. John Ambulance as a member of the Victoria Brigade Executive Committee in 2004 and became Deputy Commissioner Operations (Vancouver Island) in 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Valentine was a Superintendent with B.C Ambulance Service, a City of Victoria Police Officer and a teacher. Mr. Valentine also served with the Canadian Forces for over 38 years. He has completed a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education, one in Police Sciences, a Diploma in Business Administration and is currently writing a Thesis for his Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies. He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration with two Rosettes, the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Valentine has served as an Honorary Aide-de-Camp since 2002.

Lieutenant(N) Jamie Webb, CD, AdeC
Represents: Royal Canadian Navy

Jamie Webb

Lieutenant(N) Jamie Webb has been a member of the Cadet Instructors Cadre branch of the Canadian Forces Reserve since 1983. A former sea cadet, Lieutenant(N) Webb also served with Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corps Beacon Hill and Rainbow and the training establishment HMCS Quadra. He has been a member of the directing staff at the Regional Cadet Instructor School and is a graduate of Royal Roads University. Outside of the Reserves, Lieutenant (N) Webb has had a varied career in industrial ship-repair, retail and manufacturing, and the public service. He is currently the senior protocol officer on the staff of the Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific. Lieutenant(N) Webb also chairs the Victoria Classic Boat Festival.

Superintendent Daryl Wiebe, MOM, AdeC, MA
Represents: Vancouver Police Department

Daryl Wiebe

Superintendent Daryl Wiebe joined the Vancouver Police Department in 1981 and currently commands Personnel Services, within the Support Services Division. He is a graduate of Royal Roads University, with a Master of Arts Degree in Justice and Public Safety Leadership, and has completed two years of study in Criminology at Simon Fraser University and numerous courses in Human Resource Management at BCIT. Superintendent Wiebe is the recipient of three individual Commendations and four Unit Citations within the VPD, along with the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Captain Taius Yoo, CD, AdeC
Represents: Canadian Army – 15th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery

Taius Yoo

A logistician by trade, Captain Yoo is an Officer with the 15th Field Regiment. He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Staff College, Army Operations Course in 2008. He has completed two operational tours: UN Mission in Sudan (2007), where he served as the Area Joint Monitoring Committee Coordinator, and Afghanistan (2009-10) as the Information Operations Officer for the Khandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team.

Captain Yoo is the recipient of the General Campaign Star — South-West Asia (2010), The Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (2008), the UN Mission in Sudan Medal (2007), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), and the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal.  In civilian life he is a teacher with the Surrey School District.