Canadian Forces Intelligence Command Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Belanger enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as a Military Policewoman, graduating from basic training in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia in 1988. Throughout her career she has served in all three environments, working at the Base/Wing, Formation and Headquarters levels, fulfilling a variety of Military Police (MP) and CAF CWO Positions, at the national and international level.
In 2011, she was promoted to her current rank of CWO and appointed as the Air Force MP Group Formation CWO. In 2013, CWO Belanger took off her red beret, exchanging it for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Blue Beret. Since transitioning from leading people to leading the institution she has held the position of the Strategic Joint Staff CWO, the CWO for the Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct in support of Operation Honour, the 16 Wing CWO and the Formation CWO for the Canadian Defence Academy. In 2019, CWO Belanger was appointed the Command Chief Warrant Officer for Canadian Forces Intelligence Command.
CWO Belanger holds a Bachelor’s degree, with First Class Distinction, from the Royal Military College of Canada, a certificate in military studies, and a college diploma in Law and Security Administration from Loyalist College of Applied Arts. She is also a graduate of the Canadian Security Studies Programme, the Officer Professional Military Education Programme, and the Executive Leadership Programme. In 2016 she was appointed as a member of the Order of Military Merit.