14 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Luc G. Emond, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Luc Emond

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Luc Emond was born in Levis, Quebec and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in a Performance Oriented Electronic Technician Training program in1982. Following this training, he was selected to become an IET (Instrument Electrical Technician) for the Air Force.

In April of 1984 his first posting was to Shearwater to work on the CH-124 Sea King Helicopters. In 1987, he volunteered to be one of the first technicians posted to 443 Sqn, Victoria B.C. where he then sailed on the HMCS Huron from 1987- 1990.

In 1990, he was promoted to Master Corporal (MCpl) and remained at 443 Sqn until he was posted to 424 Sqn (Search and Rescue Squadron) in Trenton, Ont. During his 8 yrs at 424 Sqn, he was involved in numerous rescue operations including being part of the salvage and flight safety investigation team of CH-113 Labrador helicopter which crashed in Marsoui, Quebec in Oct 1998.

Promoted to Sergeant (Sgt) in 2000, he then was posted to 8 AMS, Trenton. In July 2002, he deployed as a crew chief on Roto 1 to Camp Mirage with the CC-130 Hercules.

In 2003, he was promoted to Warrant Officer (WO) and posted to 1 AMS, Cold Lake as the RPLM (Repair Propulsion Line Manager) responsible for Engine Bay, Fuel System Facility and Engine Test Facility and then as the ETO (Employment Training Officer).

In 2007, he was promoted to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) and posted to 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron in Edmonton as the Senior Aircraft Maintenance Superintendant (SAMS). While at 408 Sqn, he deployed to Afghanistan with the CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters. Upon his return, he received the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General, Michaëlle Jean.

In 2009, MWO Luc Emond was posted to Ottawa as a Career Manager, managing AVN Cpl/Pte then Warrant Officers Aircraft Maintenance Superintendants.

CWO Emond became the Squadron Chief Warrant Officer of 450 Tactical Helicopter in July of 2012 until this summer when he was appointed as the 14 Wing Chief Warrant Officer.