19 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Kevin D Colcy

Chief Warrant Officer Kevin D Colcy

A native of Barrie, Ontario, Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Colcy joined the Canadian Armed Forces at 17 years of age as an infantryman with the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR).

CWO Colcy’s first posting was with 3 RCR as part of 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Baden, West Germany, where he was employed as a rifleman and armoured personnel carrier driver. After the battalion’s repatriation to Canada he completed a UN peacekeeping tour in Cyprus and a six month tour at Canadian Forces Station Alert on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island.

Looking for a different challenge, CWO Colcy changed trades to Integral Systems Technician. While posted to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shearwater, Nova Scotia, he served in HMCS Preserver and Provider, completing two tours at sea. While posted to Royal Canadian Navy ships he was employed in support of many operations, including those off the coast of Haiti, Bosnia, hurricane relief efforts, and Swissair Flight 111 recovery. 

In 1995, CWO Colcy was awarded a Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation for his work related to the G7 Summit held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

After completing a tour as a technical instructor at 406 Squadron at CFB Shearwater, he was promoted to Sergeant, and in 2004 was posted to Geilenkirchen, Germany, as aircrew on board NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. He was involved in operational flights in more than a dozen countries during a 4½ year period.

Promoted to Warrant Officer in 2008, he was posted to the Air Command Academy’s Primary Leadership Course in Borden, Ontario. In 2011, he was promoted to MWO. After a year of full-time French language training, he assumed the position of Standards Superintendent at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE).  In May 2015 CWO Colcy was promoted to his current rank and posted to 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron as the Squadron Chief Warrant Officer. CWO Colcy was the recipient of the Order of Military Merit in 2017.

CWO Colcy was appointed to his current position as 19 Wing Chief Warrant Officer in Comox, BC, in June of 2018.