Chief Warrant Officer A. Guimond, MMM, CD
Canadian Army Sergeant Major
Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond joined the Canadian Forces in September 1983 in Rimouski, Québec.
Throughout his career, CWO Guimond served at all rank levels from Sapper to CWO in Combat Engineer Regiments. He also served at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, British Columbia and at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec as an instructor. CWO Guimond also served with 5 Area Support Group as the Montreal Longue-Pointe detachment Sergeant Major.
CWO Guimond has completed all trade and leadership courses up to his current rank. As Combat Engineer, he acquired the special qualifications of Combat Diver and Basic Parachutist. In November 2005, he graduated from the first Chief Warrant Officer Qualification Program. In 2008, CWO Guimond was selected to represent the Army on the Knowledge Acquisition Program for one year at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. He was awarded the Certificate of Completion for the Officer Professional Military Education program. CWO Guimond was also appointed as a Member of the Order of Military Merit in 2008.
CWO Guimond was promoted to Sergeant in 1992 and posted to 5e Régiment du Génie de Combat in Valcartier, Québec. He was then deployed to Bosnia with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group from October 1992 to May 1993. In November 1993, he deployed to Bosnia with 12e Régiment blindé du Canada Battle Group as a Section Commander, where he spent most of his tour in Srebrenica. Promoted to Warrant Officer in July 1996, CWO Guimond returned to Bosnia, this time in the town of Zgon as the Squadron Operations Warrant Officer. In March 2002, he deployed for the fourth time to Bosnia as a Squadron Sergeant Major with 2e Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group. In 2009, while serving with Land Forces Doctrine and Training System headquarters in Kingston, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan with Regional Command South (RC (S)) as the Engineer Sergeant Major and as the Regimental Sergeant Major for Canadian Personnel Headquarters, RC (S).
In 2006, CWO Guimond was appointed as the 20th Regimental Sergeant Major of 5e Régiment du Génie de Combat, Valcartier. In July 2010, he became the 2 Area Support Group Formation Sergeant Major in Petawawa, Ontario. In June 2012, CWO Guimond was appointed Land Forces Central Area/Joint Task Force Central Sergeant Major in Toronto, Ontario. In April 2014, following the re-introduction of the Army Divisional structure, he became the first 4th Canadian Division Sergeant Major since the Second World War. CWO Guimond was very proud and honoured to become the Canadian Army Sergeant Major on June 18, 2015.
CWO Guimond enjoys running, biking and working out at the gym. He is a firm believer that physical training is critical and should be part of the daily routine of all men and women in the Canadian Army.
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