Westmount, Quebec – 06 November 2021: On the battalion review held in the armoury after the Remembrance Day service in Westmount today, Master-Warrant Officer James Quesnel was officially badged into the RMR by the Honorary Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel (ret’d) Colin Robinson. It was a homecoming of sorts, given that he had spent nearly four years with Pointe-Claire Cadet Corps 2806 (RMR), attaining the rank of Cadet Regimental Sergeant-Major before he joined the reserves. His extensive military career has seen him qualify on pretty much everything an Infanteer can, from machine-guns to driving light armoured vehicles, to everything in between.
MWO Quesnel graduated from Concordia University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and has taken graduate level courses at McGill University in Operations Management. Describing himself as a “classic Class ‘A’ Reservist, he currently works as a distribution centre manager for a craft brewing ingredient corporation, and he has even worked at Esprit de Corps (the Canadian Military magazine based in Ottawa).
He first came to serve with the RMR in 2019 as the Company Sergeant-Major for the GPE Company commanded by Major Maciej Jonacz, and he is currently occupying the position at the RMR as the Quarter Master Senior Instructor (QMSI) a position usually held by the Senior MWO whom is next in the line of succession to be appointed RSM. He is also currently serving as the J-Coy CSM with the 34 CBG Battle School, looking after the career and trade courses.
Welcome back to the Regiment, MWO Quesnel – the badge looks good on you!