Warrant Officer M.R. Williams
Operations Warrant Officer
WO Williams born in Luton Bedfordshire UK, immigrated to Canada in 1984 and grew up in Sarnia ON. Enrolled in the 1st Hussars (C Sqn) on December 16th 1998. During his time with the 1st Hussars, was a Cougar AVGP Driver, deployed on SFOR Bosnia Roto 8 in 2001 as an RRB Bison Driver with 3 RCR Sigs Pl, ISAF Kabul in 2003/04 as a Bison Ambulance Driver with 2 Fd Amb HSS and ISAF TF 3-08 Kandahar in 2008/09 as T19F with A Sqn LdSH (RC) as a Bison Ambulance Commander.
After 10 years with the 1st Hussars he component transferred immediately after TF 3-08 to the Strathconas as a MCpl straight in to Recce Sqn to deploy to Cypress Bowl as a part of Task Force Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. After getting ARCC, a year as 99 TAC, ARPC and Tank Commander, he made it back to A Sqn as a Bravo in 2nd Tp. This was for a very short time before he became 12A for EX Promethean Ram, Maple Resolve and as the OPFOR Tank Tp WO and helped annihilate the RCR BG on EX Maple Resolve ’15.
WO Williams was posted to the 1st Canadian Division Headquarters in Kingston as an OPS Sgt, promoted to WO in 2016 and became the 1 CAN DIV OPS WO, deployed to Hawaii for RIMPAC, England for the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps validation exercise and several courses to include AOC OPP, JSOP and JOC OPS in Oberammergau, Germany.
In 2018 returned to the regiment to B Sqn as 23A for the High Readiness Cycle, spent a year as 23A before becoming 29D which he spent for 2 years being double tasked as SSM B while the Regiment deployed to Latvia.
WO Williams took the position as the Regimental OPS WO in June 2021. He lives with his Fiancé, Stacey, is the father to 2 boys and stepfather to 2 more boys, he also has a tenuous relationship with his blue heeler, Lois.