8 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Renee Hansen, MMM, CD

CWO Renee Hansen was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, and joined the Primary Reserve in 1992 as an administration clerk. In 2001, CWO Hansen component transferred to the Regular Force where she was subsequently posted to the Armour School at Combat Training Centre Gagetown.

In 2004, she was appointed to the rank of Master Corporal and was posted to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Shilo, Manitoba, where she would spend the next five years. CWO Hansen deployed twice to Afghanistan—in 2006 as the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team Chief Clerk, and again in 2008 with Task Force 1-08 as the Battle Group Orderly Room Sergeant where her efforts earned her a Commander Canadian Expeditionary Force Command Commendation.

In 2009, CWO Hansen was posted to the Canadian Army Headquarters in Ottawa. In 2010, after a short nine months in the position of Headquarters Chief Clerk, she was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer and posted to Director Military Career Support Services Personnel Evaluation Report Processing. In 2013, she was posted to Director Senior Appointments as Director Senior Appointments Coordinator.

Promoted to the rank of Master Warrant Officer in 2015, and named a member of Order of Military Merit, CWO Hansen was posted to 8 Wing Trenton as the Wing Superintendent Clerk.

In 2017, she eagerly accepted the challenge of fulfilling the Station Warrant Officer position in Canadian Forces Station Alert, and upon her return from Alert was posted to Ottawa as a part of the Director Air Staff Coordination team.

Promoted to her current rank in 2019, she was selected as the Squadron Chief Warrant Officer at 426 Transport Training Squadron.

In 2021, CWO Hansen was posted to the Royal Military College of Canada where she would earn a Certificate in Advanced Military Studies.

In 2022, CWO Hansen was privileged to be selected as the 8 Wing Chief Warrant Officer.

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