RCAF Reserve Intelligence Operators Recognised by Deputy Commander NORAD Canadian Region

Magazine Article / March 11, 2021 / Project number: RCAF-Excelsior-Winter-2021-04

By Maj Dave Podolchuk, A2 Directorate, 1 Canadian Air Division

On October 13, 2020 Brigadier-General Ed Vaughn, Deputy Commander Canadian NORAD Region, and Deputy Joint Forces Air Component Commander, recognized the achievements of Corporal Monique Huynh and Officer Cadet Jordan Sawchuk, both of whom are RCAF Reserve Force Intelligence Operators working in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division of the Combined Air Operations Centre at 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters (1 CAD HQ) in Winnipeg.

Cpl Huynh, the only reservist on her Regular Force Basic Aerospace Intelligence course, completed the training and achieved her RCAF Intelligence Operator qualification as the course’s top student. Trade qualified, she was promoted to her present rank by BGen Vaughn.

OCdt Sawchuk, a RCAF reservist who is commissioning to RCAF Intelligence Officer, also has the distinction of finishing as the top student in the same Regular Force course in the fall of 2018. It was the second time OCdt Sawchuk finished at the top of his class, having achieved the same distinction in 2017 on his Basic Military Qualification course.

Cpl Huynh and OCdt Sawchuk serve with seven other reservists in the Air Intelligence (A2) Directorate at 1 CAD HQ, which is the largest RCAF Reserve Intelligence cadre to serve in a single unit. Both Cpl Huynh and OCdt Sawchuk were recruited in the RCAF’s ongoing efforts to expand its Reserve Force.

Congratulations to you, Cpl Huynh and OCdt Sawchuk!

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