Chief Warrant Officer Jeramie Leamon,CD was born and raised in Port-Aux-Basques Newfoundland. Initially joining the Primary Reserve as member of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, he transferred into the Regular Force in 1991. After completion of basic training and trades qualifications, CWO Leamon was posted to A Sqn, The Royal Canadian Dragoons. Remaining with The Regiment until 2004, he served in multiple positions, highlighted by his time as the crew commander of 12C plow tank. In addition to various Sqn, Regiment, Combat Team and Bde level exercises, he was fortunate to deploy on various operations including, OP DELIVERANCE to Somalia in 1992, OP CAVALIER in 1994, OP ALLIANCE in 1998 and OP PALLADIUM in 2004, all in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, Bosnia Herzegovina.
In 2005, after attending a year of French training, he was posted to the Royal Canadian Armour Corps School (RCACS) in CFB Gagetown, occupying various positions while instructing on multiple courses that encompassed the various levels of training within the Armour Corps. In 2009, CWO Leamon returned to the Regiment and deployed to Afghanistan with the Operational Mentor Liaison Team as the Operations Warrant Officer. In 2011 he returned to the RCACS, instructing at the Patrol, Troop Warrant and Troop Leader level.
In 2013 he returned to the Regiment and was appointed B Squadron Sergeant Major, which was appointed as the 2 CMBG Recce Sqn and participated in Ex MAPLE RESOLVE 2014 as part of the road to high readiness. In 2015 he was assigned the duties of the Technical Quartermaster and the Guidon bearer, participating in the laying up of The Regiment’s second Guidon at St George’s Chapel here at Garrison Petawawa, easily a highlight of his career. In 2016, CWO Leamon was posted to the Strategic Joint Staff at the strategic level in Ottawa, while also more recently attending his level CBC French course in Petawawa. In 2018, he was posted back to The Regiment and promoted to his current rank.
CWO Leamon contributes his success from the support of his lovely wife Rhonda, son Jordan and his passion for his Regiment. CWO Leamon loves a challenge, having participated in 3 Iron Warriors, while planning to compete again this year.