MWO/Adjum Marius Leblanc, CD
MWO Marius Leblanc enrolled in the Canadian Forces 9 August 1988 as a direct entry firefighter. Fresh from boot camp, he was posted in October 1988 to CFB Borden and successfully completed his Basic Driver Training at CFSAL. Following his BDT, he was drove to CFFA on PAT platoon for 8 months, awaiting his QL3 which began in May 1989.
After the completion of his QL3, Pte Leblanc proceeded to beautiful 19 Wing Comox in September 1989. He completed his QL5 in April 1992 and was promoted to Cpl in August 1992.
After nearly 3 years in Comox, he was transferred to 8 Wing Trenton in July 1994 where Marius met his lovely wife Julie, who was then a CF flight attendant. While in Trenton, he had the opportunity to be in the Fire Prevention Office which proved to be an excellent opportunity and paid dividend for the rest of his career.
Introduced to the Navy in 1999, he was posted to HMCS Ville de Québec. While on VDQ, he partook on numerous fishing patrols, had many the port of calls such as St-John’s Newfoundland (13 times), the tall ships in Boston (twice) and various eastern seaboard ports such as New York City.
In 2002, he was transferred to 3 Wing Bagotville. While at 3 Wing, Cpl Leblanc was tasked in Feb 2003 as incremental staff to QL 3’s and QL 5 courses for 6 months, which once again paved the way for his future postings. In July 2003, Cpl Leblanc was promoted MCpl and completed his QL6A in 2004. One of the highlight of his career was to participate to two Box Tops in Alert (2004/2005).
In September 2005, MCpl Leblanc was transferred to CFB Borden in as a recruit instructor to CFLRS Det Borden. In 2006, he was promoted to Sgt and reported to CFFA as course director.
In 2009, he was transferred to 3 Wing Bagotville as a Platoon Chief and promoted to WO in November of that year. During that posting, in Apr 2010 WO Leblanc was appointed Task Force Fire Marshal of Roto 10 TFAfghanistan.
In Jul 2012, Marius was promoted to his current rank of MWO and preceded to the CFFM Office.
Throughout his career, Marius was greatly implicated in various sports and participated in multiple hockey, fastball and ball-hockey regional’s and nationals championships. He will keep exceptional memories of the friendships made and the thrill of participating in CF national championships.
Marius, Julie and Naomie will settle in Gatineau for he accepted a position with the Communication Security Establishment as a Fire Safety Officer. In their spare time, the family will enjoy camping and it is rumoured that Marius will continue working on his hockey and golf skills.