2 Wing Commander

Colonel Luc Guillette

Colonel Luc Guillette

Colonel Luc Guillette hails from Trois-Rivières, QC where he joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1987 with the Naval Reserve and enrolled in the Regular Forces in 1989 as an Air Navigator, receiving his wings in December 1990.  He was then posted to 423 (MH) Squadron in Shearwater, Nova Scotia, serving as a Tactical Coordinator and Crew Commander on the Sea King, where he deployed on several operational deployments with the RCN. 

In 1995, he was posted to the Canadian Forces Air Navigation School at 17 Wing as an instructor and Navigator Standards Officer and returned to Shearwater in 1999, as a Navigator Instructor at 406 Maritime Operational Training Sqn.  He was promoted to Major in 2002 and was subsequently posted back to the Air Navigation School as Chief Standards Officer and Deputy Commanding Officer.  In 2005, he was posted to 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters (CAD HQ) in A3 Contingency Plans and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Military Arts and Sciences from Royal Military College (RMC) in 2008.  He is also a graduate of the Canadian Forces College in Toronto in 2009 and holds a Master’s Degree in Defence Studies.  In 2011, he graduated from the NATO Defence College Senior Course 118, where he completed part of his Development Period Four qualification. 

He was promoted to LCol in 2010 and assumed command of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies at 17 Wing Winnipeg until 2012.  Following his command tour, Col Guillette deployed to Afghanistan on OP ATTENTION as the Senior Canadian Officer at Kabul International Airport and COS Advisor at the Afghan Air Force University.  Upon his return from Afghanistan in 2013, he was posted to Chief Force Development in Ottawa and was promoted to his current rank in 2014 where he assumed the duties of Director of the Maritime Helicopter Project.  In 2015, he was appointed as the CAOC Director at 1 CAD HQ and later deployed on OP IMPACT where he commanded the Air Task Force - Iraq from Nov 16 to June 17. In his spare time, Col Guillette is an accomplished triathlete who has represented the CAF in 11 Ironman triathlons, including the Ironman world championship in Hawaii.