Corporal Christopher Ninclaus: ATIS Technician of the Year

News Article / May 2, 2019

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By Master Corporal Christopher Noakes

Every year, the aerospace communications and information systems (ATIS) technician occupation selects one member who has performed beyond the demands of normal duty, or who has made exceptional contributions to the goals and objectives of the ATIS trade. That individual is honoured with the “Technician of the Year” award.

Last year, that distinction was awarded to Corporal Christopher Ninclaus of 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario.

Corporal Ninclaus works within the Mission Support Squadron’s Wing Telecommunications and Information Services (WTIS) organization, which is part of 22 Wing’s Mission Support Squadron. He is an integral part of the team that maintains the operational systems required to sustain the NORAD mission. He is directly responsible for the technical maintenance, upgrading, testing, and cyber-related security of the Battle Control System (BCS), and the Internal Communications System, among others. He works closely with 22 Wing’s Air Defense Operations community, and has a reputation for being exceptionally proficient.

Corporal Ninclaus was specifically recognized for directing a systemic reconfiguration of the BCS, while also working with outside agencies to test more than 200 system requirements, leading to a 90 per cent success rate and operational system acceptance.

Also excelling in the realm of cyber security, Corporal Ninclaus attended a Network Defense Analyst course where he graduated as its top student. Working within the cyber realm, he has provided instrumental assistance with the vulnerability testing of 22 Wing’s operational networks.

Outside of his official duties, Corporal Ninclaus is also known for his volunteer activities as part of the larger 22 Wing community. He is the vice-president and local steward for the 22 Wing’s Auto Hobby Club and helped organize the popular Summer Car Show to raise money for the Soldier On program. He volunteered with the wing’s Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign and is also the Chairperson of WTIS Fund.

Bravo Zulu, Corporal Ninclaus!

Master Corporal Noakes is 22 Wing’s Wing Telecommunications and Information Services unit public affairs representative.


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