9 Wing Commander
Lieutenant-Colonel Pierre Haché
Lieutenant-colonel (LCol) Pierre Haché was born in Baie-Comeau, Québec. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1982. He initially attended the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean and graduated from Royal Military College Kingston in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon completing the Aerospace Officer Basic Course in Borden in 1988, he was assigned to 4 Software Engineering Squadron (SES) in Cold Lake, working on the CF-18 mission software. During that tour he also commanded the Ground Search and Rescue team, conducting numerous operations in the Arctic, Northern Alberta and elsewhere.
In 1992, LCol Haché relocated to Monterey, California, to undertake a Master`s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He graduated in 1994 and returned to 4 SES in Cold Lake for a second tour.
In 1996, LCol Haché was posted back to California, this time to Naval Air Station China Lake to work on the F-18 Radar Upgrade Project. In 1997, he was posted to Ottawa, working on the same project. In 1998, he released from the Canadian Forces and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. He spent the next six years working for hi-tech companies, moving to Colorado Springs and Boston in the process.
In 2004, LCol Haché re-enrolled in the Canadian Forces. He was assigned to the Aurora Incremental Modernization Project in Ottawa, working closely with the contractor General Dynamics on the Block III phase of the project. In 2006, he moved again, to Dallas, Texas, to work with L-3 Communications on the prototypes for the first Block III aircraft. He was promoted to the rank of Major during this tour. While in Texas, he completed a Master`s Degree in Business Administration, as well as the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College program.
In 2010, LCol Haché was posted to 402 Squadron in Winnipeg to serve as Squadron Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Officer. There he oversaw the challenging implementation of the Defence Resource Management Information System, the first such installation in a flying unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). In 2012, he returned to his military roots at Collège militaire royal (CMR) de Saint-Jean, this time to teach young officer-cadets. He was promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant-Colonel while at CMR.
In 2013 LCol Haché was posted to 14 Wing Greenwood as Commanding Officer of 14 Air Maintenance Squadron. He commanded a unit of 280 members and was responsible for periodic inspections of the CP-140 Aurora. He also successfully led the renewal of the fleet maintenance operation through the CP-140 Get Well Program.
LCol Haché is delighted to assume the position of Commander at 9 Wing Gander.