Squadron CWO

Chief Warrant Officer Wallace Portrait

CWO Allan Wallace was born in Burlington, ON and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in May 1992. As a Marine Engineer, he worked with the Navy on both coasts and achieved the rank of Master Seaman before transferring to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as an Avionics Technician in February 1998.

After completing Performance Oriented Electronics Training (POET) at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE) in CFB Kingston, ON and trades training at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) in CFB Borden Ontario, he was posted to 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron in 19 Wing Comox, BC. In 2003, he deployed as part of the CP140 Long Range Patrol to Camp Mirage in support of Operation APOLLO.

In 2005, CWO Wallace was posted to 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron in CFB Petawawa, ON for the stand-up of CANSOFCOM where he worked with the CH146 Griffon helicopters. Upon promotion to Sergeant in 2009 and taking a year-long French course, he was posted to the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) in St Jean sur Richelieu, QC as an instructor. He was selected in 2011 to work as a Reporter/Journalist for Public Affairs (DAPA) in Toronto. When Army News was dissolved in 2012, CWO Wallace was transferred to National Defence Quality Assurance (NDQAR) in Milton, ON where he was an imbedded Quality Assurance Representative on the United States Army Apache Helicopter program.

CWO Wallace was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer in 2013 and posted to 431 Air Demonstration Squadron in 15 Wing Moose Jaw, SK where he worked with the CT-114 Tutor as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Completing three years with the Snowbirds, he was then posted to the Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME) at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Toronto as the Aircraft Life Support Equipment Technical Support Officer and in charge of the only human centrifuge in the country.

Upon promotion to Master Warrant Officer, he spent two years appointed as the Senior Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent (SAMS) at 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron in CFB Borden, ON. In 2019-2020, CWO Wallace deployed to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, Nunavut as the Station Warrant Officer for 8 months.

CWO Wallace assumed the position of 408 Squadron Chief Warrant Officer in 2020 and is the proud father of twin 8 year old daughters, Bronte and Sasha.