Warrant Officer Englehart

Squadron Sergeant Major A Squadron


Warrant Officer (WO) Englehart was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, on 10 December 1978 and began his military career in October 1997 at the age of 18.  He completed Basic training at CFLRS in St Jean Quebec after completing Battle School in Wainwright Alberta in February 1998 and was posted to A Sqn LdSH(RC).

After arriving to the Regiment WO Englehart completed his first PCF course and was employed as a Coyote driver.  In 2000 He deployed with A Sqn as part of the 3PPCLI Bg to Zagon, Bosnia.  Upon return to Canada he was moved to C Sqn as the OC’s rover driver in SHQ.  During his time in C Sqn he completed his Leopard gunnery course and was employed as a gunner and loader before being assigned to B Sqn in 2002.  As a member of B Sqn WO Englehart deployed to Kananaskis AB in support of the G8 summit and back to Bosnia as part of the 1 PPCLI Bg. Upon return to Canada WO Englehart deployed with B Sqn to the BC fires in 2003, after returning to Edmonton was employed in HQ Sqn and RHQ before being posted to Royal Canadian Armour Corps School in 2005.

WO Englehart was employed as a driver at the Armd School until completing his Armoured Reconnaissance Crew Commander course and being promoted to MCpl in 2006. From 2006 -2008 WO Englehart taught DP1 Armoured crewmen courses and completed several career courses such as Armoured Gunnery Instructor, Reconnaissance patrol commander and Tank Crew commander. He finished his time at the school as a member of Army Instructor Gunnery team.  He was promoted to the rank of Sgt and posted back to the Regiment in 2008.

Upon his return to the Regiment WO Englehart was posted into C Sqn and deployed for his third tour overseas, this time to Afghanistan with Task Force 1-09 as a Tank Commander in SHQ.  Upon completion of his deployment, WO Englehart was employed in Recce, C and A Sqn.  It was with A Sqn he deployed to Portage la Prairie in support of the Manitoba floods in 2011.   

In 2011 WO Englehart was posted to the language school in Edmonton where he successfully completed French language training.

WO Englehart was promoted to his current rank and returned to B Sqn Squadron in June 2012 as a Troop WO, he has since been employed throughout the Regiment in various positions until returning to A Sqn in June 2016 and is honoured to be appointed its Sergeant-Major.  He has been married to his amazing wife Michelle since 2007.  On 29 April 2011 they were blessed by the birth of their son Rylan.