Chief Warrant Officer James (Jim) Hebert, MMM, CD, was born in Brantford Ontario but calls New Brunswick home. In 1989, he enrolled in the Canadian Forces as an Armoured Crewman from Fredericton. His first posting as a trained Crewman was to Lahr Germany in 1990. A memorable period of his time in Germany was participating in the international Tank Gunnery Competition, The Canadian Army Trophy. CWO Hebert served with the 8th Canadian Hussars in both tank and reconnaissance squadrons and 1998 rebadged back to the Royal Canadian Dragoons.
Throughout his career, he has served in various positions in tank and reconnaissance squadrons, both in Canada and overseas. He is an Advance Gunnery Specialist and during his time at the Royal Canadian Armour Corps School, served in various positions including reconnaissance and gunnery instructor.
In 2004, CWO Hebert was posted to Petawawa where he completed two operational tours with A and B Squadrons in Afghanistan. In 2008, one of the highlights of his career was a posting to Belgium with NATO Headquarters where he spent three years at the NATO Situation Center. In 2011, he returned to Canada as the Squadron Sergeant Major of C Sqn in Gagetown and in 2012 returned to Petawawa as the HQ Squadron Sergeant Major and in 2013 the Technical Quarter Master Sergeant. In 2015, he was posted to the Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ where he was promoted to his current rank.
CWO Hebert is married to Belinda, his wife of 25 years, and they have two daughters; Kylie and Emma. He has a passion for most sports and physical fitness. He has completed many triathlons and enjoys attempting his luck at golf for fun.
Biography of CWO James Hebert, MMM, CD
47th RSM of the RCD
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