Master Warrant Officer S. Churchill
Squadron Sergeant Major B Squadron
Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Churchill was born in Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland, on June 7, 1977. He began his military career in June, 1995 at the age of 18 as a reservist infantryman with the 1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment. In January 1997, he transferred to the Regular Forces as a Crewman. He completed Battle School and Primary Combat Function training in CFB Wainwright, and was posted to Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in 1998.
MWO Churchill started his regimental life as a Coyote driver in 3 Troop, Recce Squadron, deploying in this position to Kosovo in 1999 as part of Operation KINETIC. On his return to Canada, he completed a multitude of courses, including Coyote Surveillance, Armour Support Trooper, and Leopard C2 gunner course. After gaining experience in various positions within a Reconnaissance Troop, he moved to Assault Troop where he spent the next year prior to his transfer to B Squadron in 2001.
As a member of B Squadron, MWO Churchill deployed on Operation PALLADIUM in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2002. Upon return, he remained in B Squadron as the OC’s Driver and was subsequently posted to CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick. As a member in the Royal Canadian Armour Corps School, he was employed as a driver both in Regimental Headquarters (RHQ), and as CO’s Driver. Eventually, he became an instructor in C Squadron. During his posting, he completed a multitude of courses such as Primary Leadership Qualification (PLQ), Armoured Recce Crew Commander (ARCC), and Leopard C2 Crew Commander (Leo C2 CC) prior to his posting back to the Regiment in 2008.
On return to the Regiment, he was employed as a Leo C2 CC (23B) and completed his training on the Leo 2 A6M in Munster, Germany. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 - 2010 and on his return, he maintained several Troop Sgt positions before being transferred to RHQ and the Regimental Training Warrant Officer (WO). In RHQ he completed his Armoured Recce Troop Warrant course in CFB Gagetown in 2011 and was transferred from RHQ to B Squadron as a Troop WO (23A).
In 2012, upon transfer to B Squadron, he maintained his position as Troop WO until 2013 at which time he became the Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant (SQMS) for B Squadron until the summer of 2015. In August of 2015, he was posted to the French Language School in Edmonton. On successful completion of his Second Language Training, he was then appointed as the Regimental Operations WO in July of 2016.
In March 2017, MWO Churchill deployed on OP UNIFIER to Ukraine as the J3 Ops MWO with the majority of RHQ and other members of the Regiment. Upon his return from Ukraine, he successfully completed his Armoured Squadron Sergeant-Major’s course and is currently SSM B Sqn.
MWO Churchill has a very happy family life and enjoys spending time with his daughter, Emily. In his leisure time, he is an avid fisherman and enjoys nothing more than spending the day on the lake.