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Captain J.C. Burgoin Biography

 

 

Born 7th June 1982, in Hamilton Ontario, Captain Jason Charles Burgoin spent most of his childhood residing in Windsor and surrounding Essex County. He is the son of Danny Walter Burgoin and Kim Lorry Manning.

            Captain Burgoin completed his high school education at Western Secondary School in Amhurstburg Ontario. After graduated he pursued post secondary education at St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology in Windsor Ontario, and in subsequent years continued education though the Royal Military College in Kingston Ontario. After finishing his college education he enrolled at The University of Western Ontario (Huron University College) and is currently working to achieve a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science (Globalization & Government).

He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in June of 1999 with the primary reserve component of the Canadian Forces.  His time with the militia was short-lived but he would return to the Canadian Forces in pursuit of a new career.  In January 2002 Captain Burgoin rejoined the Canadian Armed Forces as an Officer within the Cadet Instructors Cadre Branch of the reserve forces. He was enrolled as an Officer Cadet in the Air force and was attached to 364 Lancaster Squadron in Windsor Ontario. In 2003 Captain Burgoin was commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant, and subsequently the following year promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, During the summer of 2004 Captain Burgoin had the opportunity to participate in the Nijmegen March in the Netherlands.  During his three year term with 364 Lancaster Squadron Captain Burgoin held the position of Administration Officer and during the latter part of his time held the position of Training Officer.

Captain Burgoin transferred to 2861 Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers at HMCS Hunter in the fall of 2004 in Windsor, Ontario he held the position of Operations Officer and become the units Training Officer the following year. In December of 2005 Captain Burgoin was granted a transfer from the Air Force to the Army element of the Canadian Forces as a member of the Cadet Instructors Cadre Branch. He continued to work with 2861 Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers, and was appointed Deputy Commanding Officer. In the winter of 2006 Captain Burgoin was promoted to his current rank.

When Captain Burgoin went on to continue his education in London, Ontario at The University of Western Ontario in the fall of 2007, he was transferred to No. 9 Army at Area Support Unit London holding the position of Adjutant. During this current year he has held the position of Deputy Commanding Officer.

           While working with the unit throughout the year Captain Burgoin has also been an active member of the Trenton Air Cadet Summer Training Centre, and a huge supporter of the summer training centre program. In the summer of 2002 he was a basic staff officer at the training centre and in 2003 and again in 2004 Captain Burgoin took on the roll of being a staff officer for the Introduction to Leadership Course.  The following year he took on a new role at the training centre not only as an Army Officer but also as the Officer Commanding Adventure Training and held this position for a period of three years.  This year Captain Burgoin will be retiring to the training centre, however in a new position again as part of the operations staff for the training centre..

Captain Burgoin received The Governor Generals Commendation in 2004 for acts of great merit, and in September of 2005 he was appointed to the Hospitaller Order of St. Johns of Jerusalem, as a member.  In 2006 he was then appointed as a companion of the order. In his spare time Captain Burgoin enjoys the outdoors, camping and high adventure sport (rock climbing, kayaking). He is a certified scuba diver though the Professional Associations of Diving Instructors as a rescue diver and is working towards his dive master rating.

Captain Burgoin resides in Kitchener, Ontario