1 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

CWO Lori White

CWO Lori White

CWO White was born in Hamilton, Ontario and enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988 as a Safety Systems Technician. After trades training in Borden, she was posted to 412 Squadron at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Uplands in Ottawa where she worked as a technician on the CC-144 Challenger and the CC-109 Cosmopolitan. With the closing of the base in 1994, CWO White was posted to 410 Squadron in Cold Lake to work on the CF-18’s. In 1996, after completing her amalgamation training to become an Aviation Systems Technician, she submitted her release and moved to sunny British Columbia.

In 1998, CWO White joined the 192nd Airfield Engineers Reservist Flight in Abbotsford BC as a Construction Technician. In 1999, she enrolled once again into the regular force and was posted back to CFB Cold Lake to the Construction Engineering Unit, where she completed a tour to the Golan Heights in 2001.

As a Construction Engineer, CWO White has been posted to Land Force Doctrine and Training System Kingston as the maintenance supervisor, Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering Gagetown as an instructor, 1 Engineer Support Unit Moncton as the Specialist Engineering Team Master Warrant Officer, 5 Wing Goose Bay as the Wing Master Warrant Officer, completed a yearlong French course and 8 Wing Trenton as the Mission Support Squadron Chief Warrant Officer, where she deployed from January 2019 to September 2019, as the Air Task Force – Mali Chief Warrant Officer.

Upon return from OP PRESENCE MALI, she was appointed as the Wing Chief Warrant Officer at 1 Wing Kingston, Ontario.

CWO White enjoys kayaking, woodworking and stained glass.