38 Service Battalion

Unit Information

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38 Service Battalion

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter


Name: Sergeant Trevor Christopherson
Phone: 1-306-934-8579
Email: Trevor.Christopherson@forces.gc.ca


Name: Recruiting
Phone: 1-306-934-8579
Email: Trevor.Christopherson@forces.gc.ca


Name: Sergeant Sebastien Lepage
Phone: 1-204-786-4300
Email: Sebastien.Lepage@forces.gc.ca

Thunder Bay

Name: Corporal Alex Desjardins
Phone: 1-807-343-5128
Email: Alexander.Desjardins@forces.gc.ca


Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade night: Tuesday evenings (September – June) from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Trades In Our Unit




  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled (HLVW) Wrecker
  • Light Support Vehicle Wheel (LSVW)
  • Land Over Snow Vehicle (LOSV)
  • Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled (LUVW)
  • Military Commercial Off-self (MilCOTS)

 See a complete list of Vehicles and Weapons.

Who We Are

38 Service Battalion is the Reserve Force service battalion assigned to 38 Canadian Brigade Group. The service companies provide transportation, supply, food services and maintenance support to all field units within 38 Canadian Brigade Group. Each company has a variety of military vehicles and support equipment to enable them to fulfill their role mission and tasks.

The units of 38 Service Battalion are:

  • 16 (Saskatchewan) Service Company
  • 17 (Winnipeg) Service Company
  • 18 (Thunder Bay) Service Company

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel G.M. Bourque, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Master  Warrant Officer S.R. Bellisle, CD

Contact Us

16 Service Company Saskatoon

Sergeant Hugh Cairns VC Armoury
930 Idlwyld Dr.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7L 0Z6
Phone: 306-934-8579

16 Service Company Regina

Regina Armoury
1600 Elphinstone St.
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4T 3N1

Phone: 306-347-9300, Ext. 6551

17 Service Company Winnipeg

Minto Garrison Armoury
969 St. Matthew Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 0C7
Phone: 204-786-4300, Ext. 3306

18 Service Company Thunder Bay

O’Kelly Armoury
317 Park Ave
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1C7
Phone: 807-343-5128


A Coyote Armored Patrol Vehicle

Battle Group Training, Wainwright style: Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2018

Wainwright, Alberta — Approximately 5,500 military personnel participated in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2018 (Ex MR 18), which focused on validating three Level 6 headquarters from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG) from 13 to 24 May at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta. This annual force-on-force collective training event is designed and delivered by the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC).
May 25, 2018

Sergeant Taylor Warren of The Fort Garry Horse

Employers take part in Army exercise alongside their Reservist employees

Winnipeg, Manitoba — When Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Superintendent Julie Baines came upon Sergeant Taylor Warren in his G-Wagon during Exercise ARMOURED BISON (Ex AB), she wasn’t quite sure she recognized him.
May 25, 2018

Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta

First-generation Canadian proud to represent the red and white

Thunder Bay, Ontario — For Thunder Bay Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta, wearing the maple leaf on his left arm is a reminder of the freedom and privileges that he enjoys daily in Canada.
May 16, 2018

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Our History

Since 2005, 38 Service Battalion has contributed 15 Combat Service Support soldiers to the mission in Afghanistan. In addition, the Battalion has provided soldiers to the Regular Force for operational missions in Germany, Cyprus, Egypt, Cambodia, Bosnia, Croatia, Haiti and Somalia. Members have also participated in domestic operations such as Operation PODIUM (2010 Olympic Games), Operation PEREGRINE (2003 B.C. forest fires) and Operation ASSISTANCE (1997 Manitoba floods).

On April 10, 2010, the former 16, 17 and 18 Service Battalions were reorganized into a single Service Battalion, 38 Service Battalion, as part of the Army Reserve’s Combat Service Support Optimization Plan. While each individual units’ traditions and historical milestones have been maintained, this amalgamation ultimately improved the unit’s operations by promoting easier selection of priorities, and better management of brigade resources. It also ensured that all brigade units are properly covered by the service support team.

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