4 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Alain Roy

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Alain Roy

Born in Montréal, Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Alain Roy joined the Canadian Forces in January 1985 as an Air Weapons System Technician. After completing his basic training in St-Jean, followed by his professional training at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace & Technical Engineering at Base Borden, he was posted to Germany at Canadian Forces base (CFB) Baden-Soëllingen in 1987.

From Germany, he was posted to 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron, and then to1 Air Maintenance Squadron as an air weapons loading instructor. He participated in several international exercises, and deployed as part of the Operation (OP) SCIMITAR during the Gulf War. Back to Canada in the summer of 1992, he was posted to 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron in Cold Lake.

In 1994, for the first time posted to 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing Bagotville, he completed his training for the new aviation technician occupation and had the opportunity to participate in 1998 to the deployment of the CF-18s in Aviano, Italy for the operations related to the Ex- Yugoslavia.

In July 2000, promoted to Master Corporal he was posted to Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) St-Jean-sur-Richelieu as an instructor.

In 2003, he returned to 3 Wing Bagotville but this time as a sergeant with 3 Air Maintenance Squadron (3 AMS) as the NCO I/C of the Weapon assembly and Load training & Standard section.

In summer 2005, he returned to CFLRS as a Platoon Deputy Commander. Promoted to Warrant Officer in 2006, he was posted to the Non Commisioned Members Professional Development Centre (NCMPDC) at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu as a facilitator on the Intermediate Leadership Qualification course.

In July 2009 he was promoted to Master Warrant Officer and posted to Ottawa at Director General Aerospace Equipment Program Management (DGAEPM) Fighter Training (FT) and assumed the functions of project officer for the CF-18 maintenance simulator, logistical support for the CF-18 EW upgrade and the modernization of the aircraft arresting systems and finally as the Life Cycle Material Manager (LCMM) for the air to ground munitions.

In July 2013, promoted to his present rank he was posted to 3 Wing Bagotville as the Squadron Chief Warrant Officer at 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron (Tac F Sqn). During his short stay with the Alouettes, he was appointed ATF CWO for Romania and Lithuania as part of OP Reassurance, Canada's contribution to NATO in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

In July 2015, CWO Roy was appointed 4 Wing CWO.