Chief Warrant Officer Mark Saulnier, CD

    • CWO Mark Saulnier, CD on Retirement

    Chief Warrant Officer Mark Saulnier enrolled in the Reserve Forces in Fredericton NB in 1973 and transferred to the Regular Force as a Field Engineer in 1979. On completion of his Field Engineer training and was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) in Chilliwack B.C.

    CWO Saulnier was posted to 4 CER in Lahr Germany in 1982 until 1987 and then to 2 CER, 2 Tp Para until 1990. Promoted WO and posted to Canadian Forces School on Military Engineers as a demolitions instructor, while in the school CWO Saulnier also completed a 13 month tour in Cambodia conducting Demining operations. In 1995 he was posted to 1 CER and moved to CFB Edmonton with that Reg't on the closure of CFB Chilliwack. During this posting he was promoted to MWO (1997) and deployed to Kosovo as Sr Mine Technical Advisor on ROTO 0 in 1999. Upon returning to Edmonton he was posted to the Peace Support Training Center in CFB Kingston in 2000 as the Training Sgt Maj.

    On promotion to his current rank he was posted to Directorate of Army Training in Kingston for 2 years working on the amalgamation of the Combat Engineer and Heavy Equipment trades. In 2003 CWO Saulnier was selected as the RSM of the Canadian Parachute Centre, which had transitioned to the Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre (CFLAWC) during his tenure.

    In 2006 he was selected to be the Combat Engineer Career Manager for 1 year. Following that CWO Saulnier was appointed as the Joint Task Force North Regional Sgt Maj in Yellowknife from 2007 to 2010.

    From 2010 to 2012 he served as the Command Sergeant Major with Force Command Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany. In fall of 2012 he assumed his current duties as the Command Sergeant Major for NATO Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey.

    CWO Saulnier will retire with his wife Dyan on 31 Oct 2014 in Greely Ontario, after 34 yars and 10 months in the Engineers (41 years 7 months in uniform including Reserve time).

    After more than 41 years of service CWO Mark Saulnier will release from the CAF (Bio attached). CWO Saulnier is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major for NATO Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey. A DwD will take place in Izmir on 05 Aug 2014.

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