22 Wing Reserve Member Receives CAF Chief’s Coin

Magazine Article / December 13, 2021

On 24 June, 2021, during a visit to 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay (Ontario), which included the Canadian Air Defence Sector, Chief Petty Officer First Class Gilles Grégoire, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Chief Warrant Officer (CWO), presented the CAF Chief’s coin to Warrant Officer Stephan Jaworski.

As the 22 Wing Readiness Training Standards Warrant Officer, WO Jaworski manages the Air Force’s Expeditionary Readiness Standardization and Evaluation Team's policies and directives for all units at 22 Wing, the Recruiting Detachment in Sudbury and posted out-of-country members. WO Jaworski was an integral part of a newly created Local Reaction Force (LRF) capability at 22 Wing; as LRF Warrant Officer, his efforts generated 35 members to a Deployment Ready status for OP LASER, the CAF’s response to a worldwide pandemic situation. Those efforts included:

  • Was personally selected for, and accepted responsibilities as, Chief of the Phelps Volunteer Fire Brigade in Redbridge, Ontario;
  • Led the team of 16 fire fighters in multiple motor vehicle collisions and structural fires; and
  • As a licensed paramedic and as Phelp’s primary First Responder, WO Jaworski medically assisted in 27 emergencies this past year alone, to include leading a team in an austere wooded area cadaver retrieval, for which his efforts were lauded by family members.

WO Jaworski’s selfless acts are truly impressive and worthy of receiving the CAF CWO’s Coin.

WO Jaworski (A.K.A. Jaws) completed his first tour in North Bay from 1991 to 2000 in the Underground Complex. He enrolled again in 2003, retiring in 2006 when he returned to military service as a reservist that same year. 22 Wing North Bay takes pride in the calibre of the personnel that make up its Air Reserve Flight. Jaws is an example of the breadth and depth of knowledge and skill that is such a valued commodity in the CAF,

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