Biography

Maj Roger Prouse CD

 


Major Prouse started his association with the military in 1953 as a Cadet with 2290 BCR (101 DCOR) Royal Canadian Army Cadets. In 1956 Major Prouse joined the BC Regiment as Trooper and was posted to B Squadron. In 1972, after achieving the rank of Master Warrant Officer, Major Prouse went onto the Supplementary Reserve list to allow himself more time to spend with his growing family and to upgrade his education.


In 1976 Major Prouse re-joined the reserves and took his commission as a Cadet Instructors List Officer and promoted to Lieutenant . He served with the 2290 BCR Cadets in a number of capacities and in 1986 was promoted to Captain and appointed Commanding Officer of the 2290 BCR. He also commanded the 2893 Seaforths RCACC and the 72nd Seaforths RCACC during his CIC career. In civilian life, Major Prouse worked for Woodward’s Stores Ltd in advertising and marketing. In1990 he retired after 30 years of service. In 1997 Major Prouse was promoted to his present rank and appointed as Area Cadet Instructors Cadre Officer for Vancouver North Zone.


Major Prouse was also very active at the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre were he served 1 year as a Company Second in Command, 3 years as a Company Commander and one year as the Camp’s Deputy Commanding Officer. In 2003 Major Prouse retired after serving in the Primary Reserve and the Canadian Cadet Movement for over 40 years. Upon retirement from the CIC he joined the Army Cadet League and in September of 2005 Major Prouse was appointed to the position of Executive Director for the Army Cadet League of Canada (British Columbia Branch).


Major Prouse lives in South Surrey with his wife Louise. They have two adult children, Dennis and Carolyn and two grand children, Martin and Chantal.