5 Wing Commander

Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Parisien

Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Parisien

LCol Guy Parisien graduated from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario in 1999 with a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology. After a brief career as an electronics engineer, he joined the Canadian Forces in 2001 under the Continuing Education Officer Training Plan. 

After completion of his training at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics in Kingston, LCol Parisien was posted to the Canadian Forces Joint Signals Regiment in March 2004. Over three years he served as a Troop Commander, Operations Officer and Second-in-Command within 3 Squadron and as the Regimental Requirements Officer. In April 2006, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as a part of Operation Archer Roto 1 as the National Command, Control and Information System Troop Commander and National Command Element G6 Operations Officer. 

In 2007, LCol Parisien was posted back to the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics where he assumed the responsibilities of Second-in-Command for 2 Squadron. After a yearlong posting to complete his Bachelor of Science Degree at Royal Military College, he was promoted to the rank of Major and posted to Ottawa in April 2009 as a staff officer within the Director of Military Careers. 

In 2010, LCol Parisien was posted to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta as the Wing Telecommunications and Information Systems Officer where he was responsible for all communication support for a busy fighter wing as well as forward operating locations in the north.  In 2012, he deployed to Kosovo as a member of Operation Kobold Roto 5 where he served in a mentoring capacity for both the Kosovo Security Force and their integrated civilian ministry.

In 2013 LCol Parisien was posted to 1 Canadian Air Division (1 CAD) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the Deputy A6 where he coordinated communication support across the Royal Canadian Air Force. In Oct 2014 LCol Parisien deployed on Operation Impact Roto 0 as the Air Task Force Iraq A6 where he planned the establishment of communications support for the deployed Air Task Force as well as filling the role of Chief of Staff.

In 2015 LCol Parisien attended the Joint Command and Staff Program at Canadian Forces College in Toronto. Upon graduation he was promoted to his current rank and posted back to Winnipeg as the 1 CAD A6 where he was responsible for the delivery of Integrated Communications Effects on behalf of the 1 CAD Commander.

In 2018 LCol Parisien assumed the position of Commanding Officer of the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron where he was responsible for the provision of specialized aerospace and telecommunications engineering, training and production services in support of worldwide air force operations.

In August 2020, LCol Parisien became the Wing Commander at 5 Wing Goose Bay where he is responsible for the base and operations in the entire Labrador region.