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Battalion Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Chief Warrant Officer Stéphane (Steph) Langevin, CD

CWO Stéphane (Steph) Langevin joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve in April 1986 as Line Technician (Line Tech). During this period, he served in Germany twice, 6 month in Baden Söllingen and 2 months in Lahr. In the summer of 1990 he deployed with the 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group to Longue-Pointe during the Oka Crisis.

He transferred to the Regular Forces in March 1997 and was posted to Halifax, NS with the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR) Detachment Halifax where he worked on several cabling and antenna projects on DND / CAF establishments across the Atlantic Provinces. During this period, he deployed on OPERATION (OP) RECUPERATION in 1998, better known as the ICE STORM, in the Montérégie region of Quebec to assist Hydro Quebec in restoring the electrical power. He also deployed on a technical assistance visit (TAV) in 2000 to Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Promoted to Master Corporal in October 2000, he was posted to Petawawa, ON with 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. During his time in Petawawa, he deployed on OP PALLADIUM, Bosnia in 2001 with 3 Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group as the Line Supervisor. He also deployed to the United Arab Emirates in 2003 on OP APOLLO / OP ATHENA as the Line Supervisor.

In the summer of 2004, he was briefly posted to Bagotville, QC as he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in summer 2005 and posted to Petawawa, ON with the CFJSR Detachment Petawawa where he supervised and coordinated cabling and antenna maintenance projects on DND / CAF establishments located in Quebec and Ontario. In 2008, he deployed with his section to Kandahar Airfield to complete various cabling projects.

Promoted to Warrant Officer (WO) in summer 2010, he was posted to Borden, Ontario as a Telecommunications Distribution Network Specialist until fall 2012 where he was transferred to the Canadian Forces Shared Services Unit (center) as the Detachment Borden WO. While in Borden, he deployed with the 2nd Canadian Division on OP ATTENTION, Kabul, Afghanistan from fall 2012 to summer 2013 as the Cable and Switch Advisor where he mentored at Afghan Army Signal School.

Promoted to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) in summer 2014, he was transferred to the Headquarters of the 2nd Canadian Division / Joint Task Forces (Est) (2 Cdn Div / JTF- E) where he held the position of Line Communication Superintendent (LCS) and 2 Cdn Div HQ Sergeant-Major as second task. In May 2016, he was attached posted as the LCS of the 2nd Line Squadron of the 77th Line Regiment. In summer 2018, he was posted to CFJSR in Kingston, ON as the Regiment LCS. In January 2020, he deployed as the Sergeant-Major of the Operational Support Hub-West Africa (OSH-WA) in Dakar, Senegal. He was promoted to his current rank in July 2020 and posted to 1st NATO Signal Battalion in Aug 2020 as its 5th Regimental Sergeant-Major.

He is married to Captain Monique Gagné, who is a Canadian Armed Forces Training Development Officer. They have four children, two adults and two boys in their early teens. They also have the happiness of being a grandparent.

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