Chief Warrant Officer S. Hartnell, MMM, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer S. Hartnell

Canadian Army Sergeant Major

Chief Warrant Officer Hartnell enrolled in the Canadian Forces on the 14th of September 1985. After completing recruit and basic training at The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle School in Garrison Petawawa, he was posted to Wolseley Barracks in London, Ontario, and assigned to The 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.

During his 31 years of service, he has served in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Regimental Battalions, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle School, The Light Infantry Battalion, 3 Commando - The Canadian Airborne Regiment, The Airborne Holding unit, The Infantry School of the Combat Training Center, Land Forces Central Area Training Center, Canadian Special Operations Regiment, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, and 4th Canadian Division.

CWO Hartnell has three operational deployments overseas. From 1989-1990, he deployed with The United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Cyprus with The 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, Bravo Company. In 1994, he deployed with The United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda with 3 Commando, The Canadian Airborne Regiment. His most recent deployment was on Op Athena Roto 9 in Afghanistan with 1 RCR and the Task Force 1-10 BG.Throughout his career, he has been employed in many positions to include Rifleman, Section Commander, Platoon Commander, Unit Master Sniper, Company Sergeant Major, Drill Sergeant Major of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, Regimental Sergeant Major of both 1 RCR and the TF 1-10 Battle Group, Brigade Chief Warrant Officer of 2 CMBG, and 4th Canadian Division Sergeant-Major. CWO Hartnell became the Canadian Army Sergeant Major on June 7, 2018.

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