MWO Carlton Sorge, CD
Master Warrant Officer Carlton (Carl) Sorge was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and joined the Canadian Forces (primary reserves) in November 1983 as a Field Engineer. MWO Sorge was employed with 41 CER (formerly 8th Field Engineer Regiment) from November 83 – December 95. During this period (85-89), he served with 1 CER as both a section member and heavy equipment operator. In June of 1989, he was hired by Transport Canada as an Airport Fire Fighter and was relocated to Yellowknife, NWT until 1995. During this period, he continued to work with 41 CER and was employed with the Northern Region Area Headquarters SO MILE office and with the Rangers and Cadets.
MWO Sorge was promoted to his current rank in September of 2003 and has served in all the key positions up to and including Squadron Sergeant Major prior to 3 FES gaining regimental status and then as the Regimental Sergeant Major for a brief period of time. During his time as SSM, MWO Sorge participated with the initial stages of the LFRR process which saw the transformation of the primary reserve force.
In May of 2007, MWO Sorge came on strength with Canadian Operational Support Command as a Class A Reservist where he is employed with Operational Support Engineer (OS Engr) E3 cell. During his time at the OS Engr, MWO Sorge has participated in Road to High Readiness (R2HR) Training for 4 rotations of the GES Operational Reserve as the lead training facilitator. On Roto 7, he trained up the GES Elements and performed the duties of Squadron Sergeant Major for the Construction Management Organization for operations in Afghanistan. His duties have had him involved in such operations as Pontoon (BC Floods), Tropical Hammer Series of R2HR Training, Hestia (Haiti earthquake), as well as other operations OS Engr Gp have been involved in.
MWO Sorge will remain in the Ottawa area as he pursues his firefighter career at the MacdonaldCartier International Airport. An avid outdoorsman, you might just find him refining his fishing skills somewhere in the Callabogie area!