2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron

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2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron
Unit crest 2 CMBG HQ and Sigs.jpg
Founded 1 June 1995
Country Canada
Garrison/HQ Petawawa Ontario
Nickname 2 CMBG HQ & Sigs
2 Sigs

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron (2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn) is a Regular Force Army unit of the Canadian Forces garrisoned at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa. The Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron (SSF HQ & Sig Sqn) was redesignated 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron on 1 June 1995[1], coincident with the name change of its parent formation.

Tragedy struck 1 June 1999 when MCpl Donald LaSante was killed in an accident during a training exercise when, at an arena parking lot in Beachburg, Ontario, soldiers were in the process of setting up some equipment for a command post when an antenna on one of the vehicles touched live hydro wires.

During the War in Afghanistan, two members of the unit lost their lives: Cpl Matthew Jonathan McCully was killed by an improvised explosive device while he was on a joint Afghan-Canadian foot patrol on 25 May 2007 and Cpl Kenneth Chad O’Quinn who was killed by a roadside bomb that exploded near his armoured vehicle on 3 March 2009.

Commanding Officers

Major Mark Lilienthal, CD, 1995–1996
Major Stephen Saulnier, CD, 1996–1998
Major Donald Rousseau, CD, 1998–2000
Major Maurice Audet, CD, 2000–2002
Major Sean Sullivan, CD, 2002–2004
Major Gilles Fortin, CD, 2004–2006
Major James Lambert, CD, 2006–2008
Major David Yarker, CD, 2008–2009
Major Chris McGuffin, CD, 2009–2010
Major Marie-Claude Arguin, CD, 2010–2012
Major Neil Marshall, CD, 2012–2014
Major Gavin Hunt, 2014-2016
Major Michael Janelle, CD, 2016-present

Squadron Sergeants Major

CWO Gerry Cook, CD, 1995–1996
CWO Wilf Wityshyn, CD, 1996-2000
CWO René Maillet, CD, 2000–2002
CWO Tony Fequet, CD, 2002–2005
CWO Kevin Symes, CD, 2005–2008
CWO Gerry Blais, CD, 2008–2010
CWO Gilles Ouellet, CD, 2010–2013
CWO Stephen McNabb, MMM, CD, 2013-2016
CWO Michelle Harris, CD, 2016-Present

Lineage

Unit lineage
Created from
Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron Succeeded by
Current Unit

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See Also

2 CMBG HQ & Sigs Wikipedia page

references

  1. Authorized by Ministerial Organization Order 95046, 24 April 1995.