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Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Chief Warrant Officer Georges Martin

Chief Warrant Officer Georges Martin enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in Sherbrooke, Quebec, in June of 1988 as a Combat Engineer.

His assignments include: 5e Régiment du Génie de Combat (5 RGC) in Valcartier, Québec (1989-1990); 4 Combat Engineer Regiment (4 CER) in Lahr, Germany, (1990-1993); 5 RGC (1993-1999); The "Army of the West" with 1 CER (1999-2004); CFB Borden at the Canadian Forces School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal as the EOD Pl Comd (2004-2007); he returned to 1 CER with a promotion to Master Warrant Officer (2008) and was assigned as the Support Squadron Sergeant-Major (2007-2010); at the Canadian Army Training and Doctrine Center (CADTC) at CFB Kingston, he acted as the Counter-IED Desk Officer, managing the C-IED qualification standards (2010-2013); he then completed the US Army Sergeants Major Course (2014) at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy : he was then an instructor on the Sergeants Major Course (2014-2016). Regimental Sergeant Major of 4 Engineer Support Regiment (4 ESR) in Gagetown, New Brunswick (2016-2018). Royal Military College Saint-Jean CWO (2018-2021). After spending the past year as Joint Task Force-IMPACT Sergeant-Major, his current assignment is Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) of NATO Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey.

His operational experience include: United Nations Peace Keeping (UNPK) mission in Former Yugoslavia on OP HARMONY ROTO 0 (1992); UNPK on OP CAVALIER in Visoko, BiH (1995); OP RECUPERATION in the recovery effort and aid to civil power in the aftermath of the ice storm of 1998 in Québec; completed two tours in Bosnia with OP PALLADIUM ROTO's 7 (2000) and 12 (2003); deployed to Afghanistan on OP ATHENA ROTO 5 (2008) as the EOD Tp WO and Squadron Quarter Master of the Counter-IED Sqn; and Deployed to the Middle East as the Joint Task Forces-IMPACT Sergeant-Major (2021).

His military education include: Qualification Level 3 (QL3) Cbt Eng (89) in Chilliwack BC; QL5 (92); Combat Leader Course (1994); Section Commander Course (2000); Troop Warrant Course (2003); Intermediate and Advance Leadership qualifications here in St-Jean sur Richelieu; EOD/IEDD Operator course (2004) in Borden, ON; Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) course (2005) in Kineton, England; US Advanced EOD course (surface and air) (2006) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; completed the Officer Professional Military Education program (2011); United States Army Sergeants Major Course (2014) at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy in El Paso, TX; Command Team course (2016) in Kingston, ON. Command Senior Enlisted Leader course at NSO. CWO Martin is a graduate of Class 64 "Always Ready" of the Sergeants Major Course.

His decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal; General Campaign Star-AFG; General Campaign Star-EXP; Operational Service Medal; Special Service Medal; Peacekeeping Service Medal; OP HARMONY; OP CAVALIER; Non-Article five; OP PALADIUM; Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal; Canadian Forces Decoration (2nd clasp); Meritorious Service Medal (US-Army).

He is married to Andrea Martin (nee Forstman) from Biloxi, Mississippi. He has two children, Lisa (25) and Sean-Thomas (23) both living in Ontario.

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