Chief Warrant Officer Bob G.R.C. McCann, MMM, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Bob McCann

Chief Warrant Officer Bob McCann was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. In 1983 he joined 725 Massey-Vanier Air Cadets Squadron where he stayed until 1988.

In 1989, he enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Mobile Support Equipment Operator, completing his training at the Canadian Forces Logistic Training Center in Borden, ON. He has served in Bagotville, Valcartier, Gagetown, Kingston (twice), Germany, Borden and Ottawa.

He has multiple operational deployments including OP MANDARIN, OP PALLADIUM, OP ATHENA, OP UNIFIER and OP IMPACT.

In April 2008, he was promoted to his current rank and posted to CFB Kingston to the Land Force Doctrine and Training System. In July 2010, he was appointed as Unit CWO of the Canadian Forces Support Unit (Europe) in Geilenkirchen, Germany. Upon completion of his tour in 2013, he was selected as Formation CWO for the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group in Borden. In 2015, he moved to CFB Kingston as the Formation CWO for Military Personnel Generation. He deployed to Iraq as OP IMPACT Task Force Sergeant Major in 2017. Posted to Ottawa in 2018, he assumed the position as Assistant Deputy Minister Information Management Group Chief Warrant Officer.

CWO McCann received the Professional Logistician designation (P.Log) in 2007. He is a graduate of the Joint Advance Warrant Officer Course (JAWOC), from the New Zealand Staff College and is a member of the Partner for Peace Consortium involved in the Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) where he served as the Canadian Lead in the development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Professional Military Education effort from 2014-2017.

He became a Member of the Order of Military Merit in 2012 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2019.

In May 2021, he was appointed as Command Chief Warrant Officer of the newly formed Chief Professional Conduct and Culture Organisation. On 14 April 2023, CWO McCann was honored to be appointed to his current position as the 15th Canadian Armed Force Chief Warrant Officer.

CWO McCann is married to Guylaine, and they have two daughters. Whenever they get some free time, they love to go fishing and golfing together.


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