Sgt Christian Villeneuve, CD
Sgt Villeneuve joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981 in Chicoutimi Québec at the age of 17. He passed basic training in St-Jean Québec and was posted to Valcartier Québec where he completed his trade course at L’École de Combat du Royal 22ième Regiment and met his wife Édith. Once finished he became a member of the 3ième Battalion, where he participated in a multitude of exercises in 22 paradise, Gagetown and also Reforger Germany.
In 1984 Christian decided to return to the civilian world and after a year of reflexion and intense work, it was time to come back. He re-enrolled with the 22ième Regiment but this time with the 2ième Battailion. After various summer and winter exercises in Valcartier and Gagetown and Ex Big Lion in Norway, he got tired of being frozen and remustered in 1991 to Fire Fighter.
In July 1991 he made his way to Borden Ontario where he completed the TQ3 Firefighter course and was transferred to Uplands Ottawa to finish the TQ4 package. He became a team member of the Base Auto Extrication Team which competed across Ontario and the team won first place two years in a row. In 94 he completed his TQ5. Many will remember Christian for his devotion to various fund raising events for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and during the Battle of the Badges competition he established a record while executing without pauses 312 bicep curls with a 55 lbs weight.
In 1995 he was transferred to Halifax on HMCS Nipigon which he nicknamed Alcatraz, then in 98 he moved to Bagotville Québec and was promoted to Mcpl and in 2001 went to Shearwater and was promoted to Sgt. In Dec of 2003 he was transferred to CFFA as course director where he supervised the translation cell and prepared and administered the first QL5 Franco course which the last one was done 10 years prior, just before he was to tackle the QL3 he was once again transferred to Bagotville in July of 05.
During his military career Sgt Villeneuve completed a multitude of career and specialized courses which will follow him thru in his new endeavours.
Christian has again decided to leave the Reg force in July 08 and is staying in the Saguenay region with his wife Édith and their dog Jacky. He will be transferring to the reserve force and will become a part of the Special Projects Group and the Training supervisor for the Fire Hall.