Maj Martin Moreau, CD

    Maj J.N.M. (Martin) Moreau, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 9 Feb 2017, after more than 29 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch. (please see bio attached).  In order to honour  Maj Moreau's service in the CAF and to wish him well in his retirement, a luncheon will be held Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 at the Heart and Crown, 67 Clarence St., Ottawa in the Byward Market, at 1200 hrs. For planning purposes, please confirm your attendance and/or send congratulatory messages or anecdotes to Capt Jacques Landry or to (613-990-4099) before 17 Feb 2017.

    Major Martin Moreau was born in Montreal in March 1967. He first enrolled in the CAF as a combat engineer with 3 FER in Montreal in January 1986. In June 1987, he joined the Regular Force through the officer training program, enrolling at the University of Ottawa and receiving a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in May 1990.p

    He then completed his engineering officer training and joined 2 CER (1991–93). As 2 Tp Para Comd, he supported the Airborne Regiment as part of Operation Deliverance in Somalia.

    He served with 5 CER from 1993 to 1997. He was the 2IC of 51 Field Squadron and 53 Engineer Squadron, the OC of 52 Field Squadron (the first OC) and the Ops O. During that time, he was involved in supporting the 1 R22eR battle group on Operation Harmony in Croatia and the 5 Canadian Multinational Brigade on Operation Palladium in Bosnia. He also commanded a squadron as part of a sovereignty operation in Akulivik in northern Quebec.

    He then worked at 5 CMBG HQ (1997–98), holding various staff positions. He was involved in Operation

    Recuperation, first as an LO at the Quebec government’s public safety HQ, and then at Hydro-Quebec’s distribution-line work coordination centre in St-Hyacinthe.

    From 1999 to 2002, he once again worked within 5 CER, where he was the Ops O until being promoted to major in March 2000. He then successively commanded 53 Engineer Squadron, 51 Field Squadron and 58 Admin Squadron.

    From 2002 to 2004, he commanded 9 Field Engineer Squadron in Rouyn-Noranda, QC.

    He was transferred to LS HQ (2004–10), where he served as a G5, infrastructure projects director, planner and Director Land Infrastructure.

    He was transferred as LCol to the ADM(IE) (2010–12) as the Army project management team leader.

    He was then transferred to the Defence Renewal Team as a real property representative and staff officer. He returned to the ADM(IE) in October 2014 as the J5-4 Central and the Assistant to the Chief Military Engineer-2.


    Major Moreau is newly remarried to Marie-Josée Larin, and they have four children––Athéna, Émilie,Benoît and Évelyne––as well as a miniature Dachshund, Roxy.