Warrant Officer S.P. McLoughlin
Operations Warrant Officer
WO McLoughlin was born 6 December 1980 in Melita Manitoba. He enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces 14 July 2000. After completing recruit training at CFLRS in Saint-Jean, he was sent to Wainwright for QL3 in the fall of 2000.
WO McLoughlin started his Regimental life Nov 2000, in Recce Sqn employed as a Coyote driver and surveillance operator. Once he escaped Recce, he was sent to C Sqn only to continue in the reconnaissance role for Op GRIZZLY the G8 summit in 2002. He deployed to Bosnia in 2003 as part of Operation PALLADIUM as a coyote driver. Upon return to Canada, C Sqn became A Sqn and turned in the wheels for the tracks of the Leopard C2. He was employed in three different positions of the Leopard prior to being attach posted to 1 CMBG HQ and Sigs for a deployment to Afghanistan under Op ENDURING FREEDOM/TF AEGIS in 2006. Upon return from a nine-month deployment, he completed his PLQ and was posted to CFB Suffield in 2007 for three years where he was employed at range control Field Section and Operations.
WO McLoughlin returned to Regimental life in 2010, and was sent back to the tanks and employed in B Sqn, where he was employed as a junior commander and all the way to Tp WO prior to taking his next posting at CFB Gagetown in 2015.
Once at RCACS, he was employed as a Tp WO in A Sqn, and found himself tasked as a course WO for every Armoured Troop Warrant course and Office Phase 3 courses. The tour of duty at the school was short and was posted back to Regimental life in 2017, straight into the literal fires of Op LENTUS. Deploying to Riske Creek BC only a few weeks after clearing back into Edmonton.
WO McLoughlin in February of 2018 deployed with his troop to a small unit exchange with the Chilean Army at their Armour Cavalry School (CECOMBAC) in Iquique, Chile. After return to Canada, WO McLoughlin had to show up his former students from the Armoured School, who were now in A Sqn, and became a Tp Leader in A Sqn. After successfully doing exactly that, he had to give up his tank and move into the A Sqn SQMS position.
In January of 2020, WO McLoughlin deployed to Latvia on Op REASSURANCE as the CSS CQMS along with a large number of Regimental soldiers. Upon return to Canada, he entered his new position as the Regimental Operations WO.
WO McLoughlin is a very proud father of two, Connor (15) and Oliwia (7) and has been married to his wife, Edyta since 2003. He enjoys hunting and fishing whenever he can, getting tattoos when he can afford to and plays golf poorly but still enjoys the sport.