2 Wing Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Sullivan

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Sullivan

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Sullivan joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1994 as a member of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. In April 1995, after completing basic training in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC, and Battle School in Wainwright, AB, he was posted to the 1st Battalion PPCLI based at CFB Calgary.

During the next 7 years he remained with the 1st Battalion and completed several exercises including the Winnipeg floods and operational deployments to Bosnia in 1997 and Kosovo in 1999. With the closure of CFB Calgary he was posted with the 1st Battalion to CFB Edmonton. In 2000 he was promoted to MCpl and instructed on numerous courses both in Wainwright and Gagetown. In 2002, he accepted an occupational transfer to Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator and was subsequently moved to the Canadian Forces Air Navigation School in 17 Wing Winnipeg to complete his basic Wings training. In 2003, upon obtaining his wings, Cpl Sullivan was posted to 423 (MH) Sqn in Shearwater N.S where he would be flying on the CH-124 Sea King. Promoted to Sgt in 2006, he was posted to 406 (M) OTS as a flight instructor where he remained until 2009 when he was posted back to 423 (MH) Sqn as a Warrant Officer.

 In 2011, he attended the yearlong French course and upon its completion was posted back to 406 (M) OTS as the AES Op Senior Instructor. In 2013, he was promoted to Master warrant officer and posted to the Maritime Helicopter Standards and Evaluation Team in Shearwater. In 2014 he was selected to attend advance leadership training at the Senior NCO Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, USA and was then was posted to Ottawa within the Chief of Force Development working in the C4ISR Governance section. In 2015, MWO Sullivan had the pleasure to be the CFS Alert SWO for 6 months and enjoy all the Artic had to offer.

CWO Sullivan was promoted to his current rank in June 2016 and was posted into 402 Squadron as the 402 SCWO. In Sept 2018 he was selected to be the Air Task Force – Iraq CWO in Kuwait. He has been attach posted to HMCS St John’s, Athabaskan, Halifax, Iroquois and Toronto and has amassed more than 1800 flight hours aboard the mighty Sea King.

 Since July 2019, CWO Sullivan assumed his current post as the CWO for 2 Wing.