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Biography

Capt Pierre A. Cournoyer

 

Capt Cournoyer was born in Montreal in 1968 and moved to Ottawa in 1978. After completing his education, he started working in the civilian world in various supervisory and managerial roles.

Capt Cournoyer began his involvement in the Cadet movement as a volunteer with 319 RCSCC in Kanata, Ontario in 1993. Transferring to 2784 GGFG RCACC in 1995, he enrolled as an Officer Cadet in the CIC Branch in February 1998. During his over nine years with this Corps, he would fulfill the duties of Supply Officer, Admin Officer, UHRA, Recruiting Officer and Star Level Instructor. He also performed several other duties including exchanges, parades and researching the unitís history. He transferred to 2587 RCACC Kingston for the 2004-2005 training year and assumed the duties of Deputy Commanding Officer on a volunteer basis. He began his involvement with 2804 RCACC in October 2005 and agreed to take command shortly thereafter.

Marksmanship has been one of his interests and he has worked as an official or as team coach in over 20 different competitions. He was also the Zone 17 Marksmanship Coordinator from 2001-2006 responsible for organizing the annual Air Rifle competition in Ottawa.

During the summer, Capt Cournoyer was a Platoon Commander at Valcartier ACSTC in 2002 and a Company 2IC and Training Officer at Connaught ACNSTC from 2003 to 2005.

Capt Cournoyer has worked for RCIS Central in a variety of instructional or support roles on over a dozen different courses. He has also worked on writing boards and special projects both at the regional and national levels. Since Oct 2005, Capt Cournoyer has worked in a full-time capacity at the Directorate of Cadets, NDHQ, Ottawa as the National CIC Training Coordinator.

When not at cadets, Capt Cournoyer enjoys traveling, reading, playing chess and attempting to play golf properly.