2 Wing Commander
Colonel Luc Boucher, CD
A native of Chicoutimi, Quebec, Colonel Boucher enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in September 1985 under the Officer Candidate Training Program, and earned his Air Navigator wings in 1987, following language training.
Colonel Boucher enjoyed five operational and flying training tours, accruing more than 3,000 hours, primarily on Long Range Patrol (LRP) aircraft: CC-130 Hercules, CP-140 Aurora, and USN P3C Orion. He held various positions at 405 LRP Squadron (two tours) and 404 Long Range Patrol and Training Squadron (LRP&T) Squadron in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, served as the Canadian exchange officer at Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30) Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, and was the deputy commanding officer for 407 LRP Squadron in Comox, British Columbia.
He was privileged to command at every rank level, including Crew and Mission Commander on the CP-140 Aurora and the P3C Orion, Commanding Officer of Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Ottawa, Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue, and Commanding Officer of 19 Wing Operations.
Staff duties were assumed primarily around the National Capital region where he held various staff functions with the Directorate of Protocol and Foreign Liaison as desk officer for Central and South America, Commanding Officer of Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Centre Ottawa, and Director of the C4ISR Common Ground Station Project under the Directorate of Joint Force Capabilities. While deployed, Colonel Boucher served as Executive Assistant to the Commander Combined Joint Task Force headquarters Naples, Italy during NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR (Libya campaign). Upon his return, he held the position of J3 CANADACOM/J3 Continental at Canadian Joint Operations Command, and served as Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff. Upon promotion to his current rank, he was appointed as Air Staff Chief Of Staff.
Pursuing an interest in higher education, Colonel Boucher completed a Business Administration degree under the Officer’s University Training Programme and a Master’s degree in Project Management, both granted from L’Université du Québec en Outaouais. He also earned his Project Management Professional designation in 2005.
A graduate of Canadian Forces College Joint Command Staff Course, the Canadian Securities Studies Course, and most recently the National Security Programme, Colonel Boucher is also a graduate of the Queen’s University Executive Strategic planning programme.
Colonel Boucher assumed command of 2 Wing on 16 July 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, boating, and riding his motorcycle.