CWO Kevin J. Mathers joined the CF in 1985 and upon graduation from Crewman training was posted to the Lord Strathcona's Horse (RC) in Calgary. In 1988 he deployed to Cyprus and throughout the next 30 years he took part in missions in Golan Heights, Bosnia and twice in Afghanistan. In 2011 he was invested in the Order of Military Merit and later that same year he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions and performance of his duties as the Reconnaissance Squadron Sergeant Major for Task Force 3-09 in Afghanistan.
Over the 33 years of service he has been posted 15 times and has served in all three Canadian Armour regiments, Directorate of Military Careers as part of the Crewman Career Management team, LFCA (TC) Meaford, Canadian Forces Training Development Centre CSM Borden and the Armour School in Gagetown. Upon promotion to CWO in 2013 he attended RMC Kingston for a full year of studies as part of the NCM Executive Professional Development Program before being appointed RSM of the Armour School the following summer. Post RSM he occupied Key appointments as the Senior Army Mentor at CMR St Jean and recently completed a tour as the Chief Instructor of the CWO Robert Osside Institute.
He is married and a proud father of 2 children, and grandfather to four grandsons and two granddaughters.
In preparation to assume the role of NATO Allied Land Command Sergeant Major in 2019, CWO Mathers completed the NATO Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course as well as the Keystone Joint Senior Enlisted Command course in Washington DC.