Master Warrant Officer M.A.L. Gratto
Technical Quartermaster Sergeant
Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Mike Gratto joined the Canadian Forces in October 1997, and following BMQ and QL3 was posted to LdSH(RC) in 1998 to Recce Squadron Admin Troop. In 1999 MWO Gratto completed the Assault Troopers Course and became a member of Assault Troop. In May 1999 MWO Gratto was deployed to Kosovo with Recce Sqn as a member of Assault Troop. On his return he moved to B Sqn and deployed to Bosnia as a surveillance operator in Sept 2000.
In April 2001, MWO Gratto was posted to the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School (RCACS) as a driver for Combat Support Sqn. He spent the next 4 years at the Armoured school where he was qualified Leopard C2 driver and gunner. and drove on numerous courses.
In 2005, MWO Gratto was posted back to the regiment as the OCs loader in A Sqn. He spent the next 3 years in A Sqn and deployed to Afghanistan on Task Force 1-07.
In 2008, MWO Gratto was posted to the RCACS as an instructor for B Sqn, were he spent 2 years instructing and mentoring Non-Commissioned Members on armoured tactics to include gunnery and crew commanding. In 2010 he was moved to Standards Sqn and the Instructor Gunnery Cell where he went to Germany to assist with Leopard 2 training for members deploying to Afghanistan, and 2011 was posted to the Recruiting Center in Halifax.
In 2013, MWO Gratto was posted back to RCACS tactics cell in Standards Sqn. During his time at RCACS MWO Gratto was a course warrant for new Armour recruits, the Army Gunnery Warrant Officer, the squadron quartermaster for RCACS and finished his time there as the A Sqn SSM.
In 2022, MWO Gratto was posted back to the regiment as the Operations MWO and deployed to Amman Jordan on Operation Impact as the Capacity building coordinator. Upon his return to Canada, he was appointed as the Technical Quartermaster in May 2023.
MWO Gratto has been married since 1998 and together has one son, who is currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.