14 Wing Commander

Colonel G.M. Adamson, CD

Colonel Adamson

Colonel G. Michael (Mike) Adamson joined the Canadian Air Force in 1993 after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. Upon receiving his Navigator’s Wings in 1995, he was posted to 405 (Maritime Patrol) Squadron in Greenwood, NS where he was employed as a CP-140(A) Nav/Com, Crew Commander, and Squadron (Sqn) Standards and Training Officer. In 2001 he was posted to 404 (Maritime Patrol and Training) Squadron where he served as an Instructor, Simulator Operator, Crew Commander, Standards Officer and Chief Aircrew Instructor.

Promoted to Major in 2004, Colonel Adamson was transferred to National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa as the Career Manager for Long Range Patrol (LRP) Navigators. In 2007 he was selected to attend the Joint Command and Staff Course in Toronto, ON, returning to Ottawa upon completion to conduct an Occupation Review for the Air Navigator trade. In January 2009, he returned to 405 LRP Squadron and was appointed Deputy Commanding Officer.

Colonel Adamson returned to National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in July of 2010, and worked as a Strategic Coordination Staff Officer for Chief of Force Development. During that period, he completed his Masters in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College in Kingston, ON and was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in January 2011. In September 2011, he deployed to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Bahrain as Chief of the Air Coordination Element supporting Maritime Security and Counter-Piracy operations in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean.

In 2012 Colonel Adamson was honoured to be appointed Commanding Officer of 405 (Long Range Patrol) Squadron, overseeing the introduction of Squadron first-line maintenance and unit conversion to the upgraded Block III CP140M Aurora.

In 2014, Colonel Adamson was posted back to NDHQ as Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. Promoted to his current rank in 2015, Colonel Adamson has assumed duties with Chief of Force Development as Director C4ISR.

Colonel Adamson assumed command of 14 Wing Greenwood on July 20th, 2017.