Naval Reservist With DART
Lieutenant-commander Robert Brunner, the Executive Officer of HMCS CATARAQUI in Kingston, is in the Philippines with the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). He is currently employed as the J9 Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Officer for the DART. LCdr Brunner is the main point of contact between the DART and international organizations such as the UN and local disaster response organizations.
In this role, he manages 15 Filipino Canadian Community Liaison Officers and aids with assessment of critical indicators for the status of the mission. He is the first Naval reservist assigned to DART on a long term basis, and is proud to be representing the Naval Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy on DART and taking part in the current operation in the Philippines.
Lieutenant-Commander Robert Brunner