2 Cdn Div TC - Staff

Training Center Commanding Officer

Lieutenant-Colonel Maureen Wellwood

Lieutenant-Colonel Maureen Wellwood is from London, Ontario.

She started her military career at the age of 18 with 1st Battalion, Royal New Brunswick Regiment. She attended Royal Roads Military College and graduated from Royal Military College Saint-Jean in 1994. She completed her infantry officer training in 1995 and joined the Royal 22e Régiment. She served with 1 Battalion from 1995 to 2000 and with 2 Battalion from 2003 to 2007. In 2010, she commanded both the 2 Battalion command and service companies before taking on the role of Deputy Commanding Officer of 1 Battalion in May 2012. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Wellwood took part in three major overseas operations. In 1996-1997, she served in the former Yugoslavia as an infantry platoon commander with the Peace Implementation Force (IFOR). Again in Bosnia in 1999-2000, she held the role of Information Operations Officer in 1 Battalion Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group within the Stabilization Force (SFOR). She also participated in Operation ATHENA as J5 Plans at Brigade Headquarters, Joint Task Force Afghanistan, in Kandahar, from October 2009 to September 2010. She also took part in two large-scale domestic operations: Operation RECUPERATION during the Montreal ice storm in 1998 and Operation LOTUS during the floods in Montérégie in 2010

Her postings outside the Regiment included serving at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) between 2000 and 2003 and at Land Force Québec Area/Joint Task Force (East) (LFQA/JTF(East)) Headquarters in Montreal from 2007 to 2008. Since 2014, she has provided direct support to the Minister and Associate Minister of National Defence. Promoted to her current rank in January 2016, she became the first woman in the Canadian Infantry to reach the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Lieutenant-Colonel Wellwood has a Bachelor’s degree in Military and Strategic Studies from Royal Military College Saint-Jean and a Master’s degree in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Educational Leadership from Yorkville University. She lives in Ottawa with her partner, Naran Leseigneur from Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, and their two sons, Aidan and Félix.

Training Center Regimental Sergeant Major

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Hains

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Hains was born in Longueuil in 1970. He joined the Canadian Forces on 11 July 1989, as a member of the Royal 22e Régiment. He completed his recruit course at Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and his infantryman training at the battle school in Valcartier. In January 1990, he was posted to 2 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment (2R22eR). Barely six months later, he would go on his first domestic operation—Operation SALON in response to the Oka crisis.   

In 1993, he was deployed to Bosnia as an anti-tank gunner during Operation HARMONY. He returned to Canada and was again deployed in 1995 to Croatia, still with the 2R22eR anti-tank platoon.  Upon completing his Infantry Section Commander Course, he was transferred to the light infantry battalion in the summer of 1996 in the airborne anti-tank platoon.  He was promoted to Master Corporal in 1998 and joined the ranks of 3R22eR’s famous “Raging Charlie” (C Coy) as a section commander.

In the summer of 2000, he was transferred to CFLRS as an instructor for the recruits. In January 2003, he was promoted to Sergeant and cross-posted to the Leadership Division to train officer cadets. 

In the summer of 2004, after his time at CFLRS, he was transferred to 3R22eR where he served with the para coy and reconnaissance platoon. Promoted to Warrant Officer in January 2007, he returned to C Coy as platoon 2IC and was then deployed to Afghanistan with TF 3-07 as a member of the Provincial Reconstruction Team. Upon his return to Canada in 2008, he was posted to Ottawa for two years as Land Force Area Standards WO. Next, he worked for a year on military capabilities at a strategic level of the CAF under the Chief of Force Development.

In July 2011, he returned to battalion life with 2R22eR and was posted to the A Coy Quartermaster. Promoted to the rank of MWO in February 2012, he became A Coy Sergeant Major and in March 2013 became Svc Coy Sergeant Major. In the summer of 2014, he was transferred again to Trenton to the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre as Para Coy Sergeant Major and Training Sergeant Major. Promoted to his current rank in July 2016, he was transferred to 3 Cdn Div as Canadian Army Chief Standards Officer Representative. Selected by the Army Succession Plan, he will return to Valcartier in the summer of 2017 as 2 Cdn Div TC RSM.

His career has been marked by a number of significant events including the US Ranger Course, Class 4-05, and the advanced reconnaissance course.

Chief Warrant Officer Hains has a diploma of college studies from Cégep Ahuntsic in leadership and personnel management.  He also completed the Officer Professional Military Education Program.

Chief Warrant Officer Hains is married to Sgt Caroline Faucher. They have two sons: 2Lt Dave Hains and Gnr Jeff Hains.

Staff

Deputy Commanding Officer: Major M. Bioletti

Adjutant: Captain S.E. Roy

Chief Instructor: Major V. Schwalm

Training Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer J.E.S. Boulay

Operations Officer: Major P.A. Croteau

Plans Officer: Major A.J.J.S. Aubé

Standards Officer: Major V. Schwalm

Simulation Centre Commanding Officer / Information Management Officer: Major S.J.F.V. Caron

Headquarters Command

Commanding Officer: Major M.J.C.E. Michaud

Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer J.P.M. Maurier

Company A

Commanding Officer: Major S. Girard

Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer C.S. Labrecque

Company B

Commanding Officer: Major P.L. Nicolas

Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer J.D.E. Néron

Company C

Commanding Officer: Major F. Messina

Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer L. Bujold

Service Company

Commanding Officer: Major J.G.M. Boisseau

Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer J.L.H.D. Dechantal

Reserve Training Support: Master Warrant Officer G. Savard

Camp Vimy Technical Service: Master Warrant Officer R. Chiasson

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