Chief Warrant Officer D.M. Biener, CD
Regimental Sergeant Major, 2000-2003
Chief Warrant Officer David Biener hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he was born in 1954.
His military career began in 1970, when at the age of 16 he joined the reserves as a crewman in the Fort Garry Horse. He joined the regular force, again as a crewman, in November 1973.
During 27 years of regular force service, he has served in all of the armoured regiments of the regular force, in Gagetown, Germany, Calgary and Valcartier. Experienced as a tank driver, gunner, loader and commander, he has also been employed as a member of the teaching staff of the Armour School (Tactics squadron). He is an Advanced Driver Instructor, an Advanced Winter Warfare Instructor and has also completed a year of French language studies.
In this, his second tour with the Regiment, he has served continuously with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) from 1989 to 2000 ,where he has been employed as Troop Warrant Officer, Regimental Operations Warrant Officer ,Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant, and Squadron Sergeant- Major of both “B” and “HQ “ squadron. During this time, he also deployed on two tours of duty in Bosnia (1994 and 1997).
Moving with the Regiment from Calgary to Edmonton in 1996, he departed from Regimental duty in August 2000 as a Master Warrant Officer, after several years as the Technical Quartermaster Sergeant. Shortly after his departure, he was promoted to his present rank.
From August 2000 to November 2000, he served as the first Chief Warrant Officer advisor to the Assistant Judge Advocate General (AJAG), Western Area. In that capacity, he provided internal advice to the AJAG, and external liaison to the NCOs of LFWA units and formations in Alberta, 4 Wing Cold Lake, and Canadian Force Northern Area, Yellowknife.
He returns to the Regiment in November 2000 as the Regimental Sergeant-Major.
Chief Warrant Officer Biener presently resides in St Albert with his lovely and talented wife of 23 years, Mrs. Sandra Biener (née MacMillan). They have four wonderful children, Heidi, Mary, Robert and George.