Chief Warrant Officer CFB Borden/CFSTG
CPO 1 Jean Denis
CPO 1 Denis is originally from Montreal, Quebec. He joined the Canadian Forces as a Naval Signalman in November 1982. On completion of recruit training in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, two months of second-language training in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and his initial Qualification Level course in Esquimalt, British Columbia, he was posted to the East Coast and joined his first ship, HMCS SKEENA, where he served for five consecutive years.
Over the course of his career, CPO 1 Denis has had the opportunity to serve onboard each of the four Tribal-class destroyers, as well as HMCS PRESERVER, the East Coast Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship.
In 1989, CPO 1 Denis was posted to MARCOM HQ, where he was employed as Command Post Exercise Clerk with the Deputy Chief of Staff Doctrines and Plans. In the summer of 1992, he was posted to the CF Recruiting Centre in Quebec City, where he served as Recruiter and Military Career Counsellor for three years. Following his tour at the CFRC, he joined HMCS MONTREAL and was employed as the Signalman Training Petty Officer. In early 1998, CPO 1 Denis was posted to the Leadership School in Halifax as an instructor.
In 1999, upon promotion to Petty Officer 1st Class he served onboard HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN as the Senior Naval Communicator, where the ship underwent high-tempo training and then deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operation AUGMENTATION with the USS Harry S. Truman Battle Group.
CPO 1 Denis was posted in 2001 to the CF Leadership and Recruit School in St-Jean, where he served as Platoon Commander and subsequently as Company Sergeant-Major. In 2003, he returned to Halifax and was posted to MARLANT HQ as Assistant Chief of Staff N6 for four consecutive years, working two years in the Naval Radio Station and two more as the IT/IM Chief.
CPO 1 Denis was promoted to his current rank in June 2007 and was posted to NDHQ Ottawa, D Mar Pers, as the Naval Communicator and Steward Occupation Manager. He was appointed Coxswain of HMCS IROQUOIS in July 2009 and then of HMCS MONTREAL in April 2010.
He is now assuming the duties of the Canadian Forces Support Training Group and CFB Borden Chief Warrant Officer.