Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Dominic Gaudreau was born in the small town of Montmagny, Quebec. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in November 1986 as a Combat Engineer.
Following Basic Training in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, he moves to Chilliwack, British-Columbia, for trade training. On completion of the course, he is posted to 5 Combat Engineer Regiment (5 CER) in Valcartier, Quebec, where he fills many sapper and corporal jobs. From October 1992 to May 1993, he deploys to Croatia and Bosnia during Op CAVALIER Rotation 0 as a Section second-in-command.
Upon return from deployment, he is promoted to the rank of master-corporal and posted to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) in Chilliwack. He mainly teaches Bridging and General Military training. In January 1997, he returns to 5 CER as a sergeant working at section level, but also with the reconnaissance and with the operations. Promoted to warrant officer (WO) in April 2000, he trains with his troop and deploys on Op PALLADIUM (Bosnia) from October 2001 to April 2002. He comes back and fills 5 CER’s Operations WO position.
CWO Gaudreau is posted in August 2003, to the Non-Commissioned Member Professional Development Center in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu as a facilitator on the new Intermediate Leadership Qualification Course.
After 14 courses as a facilitator and a year in standards, he is promoted to master warrant officer in July 2006 and returns to 5 CER as a Squadron Sergeant Major. 2 years later, he is again posted to CFSME in July 2008, but this time in Gagetown, New Brunswick. He fills the Standards Sergeant Major billet for 2 years and the Field Engineer Training Squadron Sergeant Major position for one.
Once again posted to 5 CER in July 2011, CWO Gaudreau serves on attached posting to 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group’s HQ. He covers Equipment and Resources for Operations (G3) position and acts as the Brigade HQ Sergeant Major. Promoted to his actual rank in May 2012, he becomes the 23rd Regimental Sergeant Major of 5 CER. He remains in position until June 2015.
His post unit employment as a CWO include, Assistant Judge Advocate General CWO Eastern Region, Sergeant Major of the 2nd Canadian Division Support Group and Sergeant Major of the 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East).
CWO Gaudreau is married and they have 2 daughters.