Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Glen Rowlandson
CWO Rowlandson joined the CAF in 1985 as a Communications and Radar System Technician. After basic trades training in Borden ON, a posting to 442 (T&R) Sqn Comox BC was to be his first operational experience. During the years in SAR, technical skills and experience were developed through many interesting SAR missions and domestic deployments. He primarily worked on the CH113 Labrador helicopter and CC115 Buffalo in first- and second-line maintenance duties.
In 1996, a promotion to Master Corporal and a posting to 413 (T&R) Sqn took him and family to Greenwood NS. While in Greenwood, in addition to regular CC130 Hercules and CC113 maintenance responsibilities, he became an active instructor of both military and St John Ambulance First Aid courses at the base and throughout the province. In 2003, he deployed to Camp Mirage UAE augmenting the tactical airlift during OP APOLLO.
After the deployment, a promotion to sergeant and a posting back to 442 (T&R) Sqn was in store. While back with 442 Sqn, he assumed a number of positions such as Maintenance Crew Chief, Employment and Training Office, and Instructor Supervisor.
In 2007, it was time to experience the tactical helicopter environment at 408 THS now as a Warrant Officer. It was an exciting time as the build up to an Afghanistan deployment was well underway. Continuing as the Aircraft Maintenance Repair and Servicing Officer, he was active in the work-up training, recce and two deployments to Kandahar in 2008 and 2010 during OP ATHENA with the Canadian Helicopter Force.
In 2011, a promotion to Master Warrant Officer and a posting to 440 (T) Sqn in Yellowknife was in order. Appointed as Senior Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent for the CC138 Twin Otter Fleet (2011 – 2016) and Squadron Warrant Officer (SWO) 2011 – 2013 afforded many opportunities for development, work in a command environment, and experience in Canada’s north.
In 2016, he returned to 408 THS, assuming Senior Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent and Employment Training Officer duties. He celebrated the RCAF Birthday with a promotion to Chief Warrant Officer and appointment as Squadron Chief Warrant Officer on 1 April 2017.
CWO Rowlandson has been married and supported by Charlene Rowlandson since 1991 and has two daughters.