12 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Bruno Poirier

Chief Warrant Officer Bruno Poirier

CWO Bruno Poirier was born and raised in Rimouski, Québec. He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in January 1988. Upon completion of Basic training in St-Jean sur le Richelieu, he was sent to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden to complete Second language training and trade training. His first posting was to CFB Halifax onboard HMCS Skeena.

In 1991, he transferred to the Naval Reserve in Rimouski. During his time with the Reserve, he was employed in Rimouski, Valcartier and as an Instructor at Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School St-Jean sur Richelieu.

CWO Poirier transferred back to the Reg Force in 1997 and was posted to CFB Halifax. In 2000, he is posted onboard HMCS Montréal and deployed to South West Asia as part of Operation APPOLO. CWO Poirier was promoted to MCpl in 2003 and posted to 12 RBC in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

When promoted to the rank of Sgt in 2006, he was posted to the Canadian Forces Logistics Training Center in Borden as Course Director for QL3, QL5 courses and to instruct on QL6. Promoted to Warrant Officer in 2009, he was assigned to the Training Warrant Officer Position for the Supply Technician Cadre.

In 2010, CWO Poirier was selected for an OUTCAN posting to 1 Canadian Forces Logistics Liaison Unit Detachment Philadelphia as a Logistics Liaison Officer where he was responsible for CF-18, Aurora and some Naval weapons systems parts.

Promoted to Master Warrant Officer in 2013, he is posted to the National Capital Region to the Director General Material Systems and Supply Chain as the National Supply Help Desk MWO. In 2014, he was transferred to Director General Military Career as the Career Manager for Supply Technician (MCpl/Sgt).

CWO Poirier was promoted to his current rank in 2017 and posted to 8 Wing Trenton as the Deputy Wing Commander Branch Chief Warrant Officer. From February 2018 to September 2018, he deployed as the Air Task Force – Iraq Chief Warrant Officer.

In 2019, he was appointed as the Wing Chief Warrant Officer at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia.