1 Canadian Air Division Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer M.Scarcella, MMM, CD
Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Mike Scarcella enrolled in the Canadian Forces as a Weapons Technician Air in 1981. Upon completion of recruit and trades training at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) Borden he was posted to 434 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cold Lake where he was employed on the CF-5 Freedom Fighters.
Requiring room in Cold Lake to bring in the CF18's he, along with the Squadron (Sqn), moved to Bagotville, Quebec in 1982 to replace the aging Voodoo's. During his tenure in Bagotville he worked in both the 1st and 2nd line maintenance. As the CF18 program advanced they needed room in Bagotville so in 1985 he, along with the Sqn again moved, this time to Chatham, New Brunswick. In preparation for the phase out of the CF-5's he was posted to 421 Sqn Baden, Germany in 1987 where he was employed on the CF-18 Hornets. After a year and a promotion to Master Corporal he was repatriated back to Canada and employed on the CH-124 Sea Kings in Shearwater, Nova Scotia. As do all who venture to Shearwater, he was eventually attached to a ship, sailing on both HMCS Athabascan and HMCS Fraser. Promoted to Sergeant in 1994 he was posted to Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering, in Borden as a Qualification Level 3 Course Director in charge of both the Weapons and Electrical Training.
Upon promotion to Warrant Officer in 2000, he was posted to ACPDTC Borden, now the Air Command Academy, as the Hornet Flight Warrant Officer administering the new Primary Leadership Qualification. In 2003 he was promoted to Master Warrant Officer and posted to the Directorate of Military Careers in Ottawa where he managed both the Aviation Sergeants and all the Non Destructive Testing technician files. In July 2006, Master Warrant Officer Scarcella was posted to 19 Air Maintenance Squadron, Comox where he assumed the position of Squadron Warrant Officer. Promoted to his current rank on December 1st, 2006, he was subsequently posted to 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron, Comox as the Squadron Chief Warrant Officer. During this tour he also completed a 6-month deployment as the Theatre Support Element Chief Warrant Officer at Camp Mirage. In the summer of 2010 he was appointed as the 17 Wing Chief Warrant Officer.
CWO Scarcella was appointed to his current position of 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region Chief Warrant Officer in July of 2013.