Warrant Officer L.B. Christopoulos
Squadron Sergeant Major HQ Sqn
Warrant Officer Laki Christopoulos was born and raised in Toronto, ON and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1995. He served in the Primary Reserve and component transferred to the Regular Force in 2001.
During his years of service, he has served in every Squadron at the Regiment except for C Squadron and has had various postings throughout his career at the Armour School in CFB Gagetown. The 3rd Division Training Centre in CFB Wainwright and at the Peace Support Training Centre in CFB Kingston.
WO Christopoulos has deployed on three operational deployments overseas. In 2005, he deployed to Op ATHENA in Kabul Afghanistan as the Task Force RSM’s Driver and as a replacement crew for Recce Squadron. In 2006, he deployed to Op ARCHER in Kandahar Afghanistan as the Crew Commander of a Leopard C2 with B Squadron. In 2008, he again deployed to Op ARCHER in Kandahar Afghanistan as the Troop Sergeant crew commanding a Leopard 2.
WO Christopoulos has deployed on two domestic operations. In 2013, he deployed with A Squadron as part of Op Lentus to help with the floods in Medicine Hat. In 2018, he again deployed with HQ Squadron on Op Lentus to assist with the fires in Vernon, BC.
Throughout his career, he has been employed as a Driver, Gunner, Surveillance Operator, Crew Commander, Instructor, Course WO, Standards, Squadron Quartermaster, and Squadron Sergeant Major.
In 2014, he met his spouse Melanie at his last posting in Kingston, and they currently live in the Edmonton area with their 3 year old son Zephyr.