Chief Petty Officer First Class Gilles Grégoire, MMM, CD

Gilles Grégoire

Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Petty Officer Grégoire enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in November 1986 as Naval Weapons Technician. He served at sea in HMCS Terra Nova, Yukon, Mackenzie, Annapolis, Fraser, Halifax, Ville de Québec, St John’s, Toronto and Sea Training Atlantic. During his sea time, he has conducted the following operational deployments: Op FORWARD ACTION, Op SHARPGUARD, Op APOLLO, Op UNISON and Op REASSURANCE.

In his shore posting, he served extensively at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School in such duties as Halifax Class equipment instructor, Halifax Class Senior instructor, Naval Weapon Technician course scheduler and as the Naval Weapons Training Chief. Additionally, he also served as a Special Projects Technician at Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre (Halifax) and as the Deputy Parade Chief for the Consecration of the Queen's Colour in June 2009. Chief Petty Officer Grégoire became a member of the Order of Military Merit in 2009. He is a graduate of the NCM Executive Professional Development Program at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston earning a Certificate of Military studies in 2013 and has also attended the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany where he completed the NATO NCO Advanced Senior Leadership Course. He assumed his first appointment as Coxswain of HMCS St-John's in June 2013 and was able to support the Replace in Position (RIP) to help sustain HMCS Toronto in OP ARTEMIS.

In April 2014, Chief Grégoire was appointed as Coxswain of HMCS Toronto where he carried out his last major deployment in support of our NATO allies as part of Op REASSURANCE measures. As of July 2015, Chief Petty Officer Grégoire has been appointed as the CWO of the Chief of Force Development organization which is responsible for developing future capabilities of our military forces. He returned to the Pacific fleet in September 2016, were he was appointed as the Formation Chief of Maritime Forces Pacific/Joint Task Force (Pacific). In June 2018, he was selected as the Canadian Joint Operations Command Chief Warrant Officer continuing his aspirations to support operations in Canada, North America, and around the world.

CPO1 Grégoire is honored to assume his current appointment as the Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer in September 2020. He owes his successes to great mentors, regular physical fitness and the indispensable support from his wife, Denise.      

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