May 6th, 2014 highlighted the change of appointment between the 18th and 19th RSM of 2 Combat Engineer Regiment from CWO Nicolas Manoukarakis to CWO Darrel Jones. CWO Manoukarakis is serving his 31st year as a Combat Engineer in the CAF with 7 tours and 4 postings. He is married to Michele who retired as an RMS MWO after 30 years of dedicated service; together they have 2 children Christopher and Sean. His experience, solid mentorship, and honest and direct approach will be missed by all members of 2 CER, especially those who returned from TF 1-10 under his leadership as the SSM. The duties of RSM have now been assumed by CWO Jones who is no stranger to the unit having served at every enlisted rank level at 2 CER. With 24 years in the CAF and deployments to Kuwait, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, there is no doubt that CWO Jones will be able continue in the foot steps of previous RSMs and be an excellent role model for the sappers of 2 CER. He is married to Carolyn and they have 4 children; Blake, Alex, Gary and Erika.
RSM 2 CER Change of Appointment
09 May 2014