14 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Proulx

Born in London, Ontario, CWO Jonathan Proulx enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve in January 1994 as an Administrative Clerk with 22 (London) Service Battalion. In December 1998, he transferred to the Regular Force as a Water, Fuels, and Environmental (WFE) Technician.

Following completion of his apprentice training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Gagetown, he was posted to the 4 Wing Cold Lake Construction Engineering Flight. While in Cold Lake he completed his Journeyman qualification as well as a six-month deployment with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights in 2003. Promoted and posted to 22 Wing North Bay in 2004, he was employed with the Construction Engineering Flight in the NORAD Command Underground Complex. His time in North Bay also included a six-month deployment to Canadian Forces Station ALERT, where he became a member of the “Frozen Chosen.”

In 2007, CWO Proulx was promoted to Sergeant and posted to 3 Wing Bagotville where he spent three years employed as the WFE Supervisor. Promoted to Warrant Officer in 2010, he was posted to 19 Wing Comox and employed as the Construction Engineering Production Officer before being deployed to a year-long posting in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2012. During this deployment, CWO Proulx was employed with NATO as an Engineering Contract Specialist with the Combined Joint Engineering Branch at Headquarters International Security Assistance Force. Promoted to Master Warrant Officer in 2013, he returned to Comox where he was employed as the 19 Construction Engineering Squadron Warrant Officer. In 2015, CWO Proulx was selected as the Executive Assistant to the Royal Canadian Air Force Chief Warrant Officer.

Promoted to his current rank in 2018, CWO Proulx remained with RCAF Headquarters where he was employed as the NCM Professional Development CWO. In 2020, he was selected for the NCM Executive Professional Development Programme where he achieved a Certificate of Advanced Military Studies from Royal Military College.

CWO Proulx is the recipient of the Chief of Defence Staff Commendation, as well as the Commendation of the Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In 2021, CWO Proulx was selected to be appointed as the 14 Wing Greenwood Chief Warrant Officer.

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