The College Chief Warrant Officer
CPO1 Keith E. Davidson, CD
Chief Petty Officer First Class Keith E. Davidson enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Weapons Surface Technician on the 15th of September 1979. Over the past 32 years, he has served primarily onboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ships based in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area. His operational deployments include several NATO's, Op Friction (1991) and Somalia (2008). He was employed by the Paramax Corporation as part of the training within industry program where he worked side by side with the prime sub-contractor responsible for the installation and integration testing of various combat systems at the Irving ship building facility in St John New Brunswick. Twice posted to Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott as the Above Water Weapons Technical Services Supervisor, responsible for the maintenance and repair of all ships weapon systems. CPO1 Davidson was selected as a project scoping and implementation team member for the Plant Maintenance module of the Material Acquisition and Support Information System (MASIS) now referred to as Defence Resource Management Information System (DRMIS). In 2003 he was posted to Sea Training Atlantic as the Chief Naval Weapons Technician and to this day remains a highlight in his past life as a weapons maintainer. After 3 years at Sea Training he was promoted to his current rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class and was posted to the Nation Capital Region as the Naval Weapons Technician Occupational Manager responsible for the amalgamation of the Combat System Engineering occupations into the current Weapons Engineering occupations. CPO1 Davidson was posted to HMCS Ville de Quebec in June of 2008 as the ships Coxswain and deployed in support of the world food program to Somalia. Upon completion of his Coxswains tour was posted to the Halifax Personnel Coordination Center (PCC) as the unit Chief Petty Officer First Class responsible for ensuring the implementation of the PCC, one of five, Navy Transformation initiatives. CPO1 Davidson was appointed as the College Chief Warrant Officer of the Royal Military College of Canada on 6 July 2012.