Westmount, Quebec – 15 May 2022: The Royal Montreal Regiment changed their Regimental Sergeant-Major today, with Master-Warrant Officer James Quesnel replacing Chief Warrant-Officer Stephan Leroux during the traditional exchange of the RSM’s Cane ceremony. Once the ceremony was completed, the NCO’s of the RMR carried CWO Leroux on their shoulders in the RSM’s chair in a dignified procession – not even one perceived attempt at dropping him was noted! All teasing aside, we have not had so many red sashes on parade in the unit in many years, and the Regiment is grateful to CWO Leroux for leaving the regiment in such capable hands.
CWO Leroux first joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1996, serving as an Infantryman in the Canadian Grenadier Guards and rising through the ranks before transferring to the RMR in 2017. He was promoted to his current rank in January 2020, and he is expected to commission from the ranks and continue serving with the RMR.
Thank you for your service to the Regiment, CWO Leroux – your impact will be felt for a long time.
Welcome aboard, MWO Quesnel!