Task Force Golan - Op Danaca

Commander TFG UNDOF/Commanding Officer LOGBATT


LIEUTENANT COLONEL MONGEON, CD

    CO LOGBATT - TFG
         Lieutenant-Colonel Mongeon was born in Sherbrooke Quebec. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1974 and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with an Honours History degree in 1978.

         He was posted to 2 Service Battalion in Petawawa in 1997 where he held a variety of regimental appointments, including a Transport Platoon Commander, Regimental Training Officer and Movements Platoon Commander. On promotion to Captain he was subsequently posted to 28 Service Battalion in Ottawa in 1981 and served as the unit’s Regular support Staff Officer as the training officer. In 1984 Lieutenant-Colonel Mongeon was posted to Cyprus as the Canadian Contingent Headquarters, Staff Officer Logistics. Returning to Canada in 1986, he returned to Petawawa as the Special Service Force Headquarters G4 Operations, attending Canadian Land Forces Staff College in 1987.

         Following promotion to Major in 1989, Lieutenant-Colonel Mongeon took command of the Canadian Forces Base Montreal Transportation Company. Transferred to Force Mobile Command Headquarters in 1992 he served in a variety of staff officer positions including Staff Officer Transportation, Senior Staff Officer Transportation and G3 Operations Land Force Restructure. Lieutenant-Colonel Mongeon was posted to Rwanda as the UNAMIR Headquarter G4 Operations in 1995 and was subsequently posted to Australia to attend the Australian Army Command and Staff College in 1996, where he also obtained a Masters of Defence Studies from Canberra University.

         After a brief tour with Land Force Command Headquarters in Ottawa in 1998, Lieutenant-Colonel Mongeon was then posted to Germany where he served as an exchange officer with 1(UK) Armoured Division as the G1/G4 Operations, deploying with them to Bosnia as the G4 Operations of the Multinational Division Headquarters (South West) in Banja Luka in 1999. Promoted to LCol in 1999 he returned to Canada in 2000 and was posted to the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff – National Military Support Capability Project, where he served as the Logistics Requirements Officer and later as Project Director for the creation of the Joint Support Group and the Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Defence Company.

         Lieutenant-Colonel Mongeon is married to Yoko and has two children, Maiko (18) and Antoine Tsutomu (16).


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Regimental Sergeant Major TFG UNDOF/LOGBATT


CHIEF PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS JP (Joe) ARSENEAU, CD

    Task Force Golan RSM
         Chief Petty Officer First Class Arseneau was born in Carleton Qc. and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1968 as an Underwater Weapons Technician. Following in his Basic Training in St-Jean Qc. and Trade Training in Halifax NS, he was posted to his first ship HMCS Restigouche. He went on to serve on two more destroyers, HMCS Gatineau and Yukon prior to being posted to HMCS Huron as commissioning crew in 1972 where he served for four years. Promoted to Master Seaman in 1976, he was appointed President of the Halifax Fleet Club (JR. Ranks Mess).

         In 1978 he was promoted to Petty Officer Second Class and posted to HMCS Athabaskan as Senior Maintainer. In 1980, CPO1 Arseneau was transferred to Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre in Ottawa On. as Recruiter. He returned to Halifax in 1983 for Conversion Training as a result of the amalgamation of the Surface and Underwater Weapons trade to the newly created military occupation of Naval Weapons Technician. On completion, he was promoted to Petty Officer First Class and posted to HMCS Algonquin as Section Head.

         In 1986, he was posted to Quebec City as Area Cadet Instructor for the Eastern Region. He came back to the Maritimes in 1988 to the Canadian Patrol Frigate Detachment in Saint John NB. He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer Second Class and took over the duties of Quality Assurance and Test and Trials Coordinator. In 1990, Chief Arseneau returned to Halifax on HMCS Algonquin where he served as Combat Systems Engineering Chief.

         He was posted to Sea Training Atlantic in 1992 and served until promoted to his current rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class in 1993. At that time he took over as Maritime Forces Atlantic Ammunition Inspector and Trade Advisor. In 1997, he was posted to HMCS Donnacona, a Naval Reserve Unit in Montreal Qc. as Coxswain. In 1998, he was appointed Coxswain of HMCS Athabaskan, Flagship to the Standing Naval Forces Atlantic (NATO).

         In 2000, Chief Arseneau returned to Maritime Forces Atlantic as Ammunition Inspector. In 2002, he was posted to Canadian Naval Operations School as Chief to the Junior Leadership Academy. At the same time, he took over as President of the Chiefs and POs/WOs and SGTs Mess. He was appointed Fleet Chief to Canadian Fleet Atlantic in August 2003. He took over Regimental Sergeant Major of TF Golan Heights in July 2005.

         Chief Arseneau resides in Halifax and is married to former Donna Mackenzie. They have two sons, Marc and Ryan and a daughter, Michelle.


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