return to Vernon ACSTC Commanding Officers

 

Biography

LCol Allan Gregory Dengis, CD



Lieutenant Colonel Allan Dengis was born and raised in Waterdown Ontario. His involvement with Cadets began in 1972 when he joined #31 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Lion in Hamilton, Ontario. He spent five years as a Cadet, undertaking summer training at CFB Cornwallis, CFB Esquimalt and two summers as a Staff Cadet with the Gunnery Staff at HMCS Quadra. In 1977 he graduated from the cadet program with the rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class.

Concurrent with his activities in Cadets, in 1975, Lieutenant Colonel Dengis enrolled in the Naval Reserves at HMCS Star in Hamilton, Ontario, where he undertook training as a Signalman.

In 1977 Lieutenant Colonel Dengis enrolled in the Canadian Forces Cadet Instructors List as an Officer Cadet serving with RCSCC Lion as an Assistant Training Officer.

In 1978 he relinquished his involvement with the Canadian Forces as he was engaged as a regular member with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
In 1979, upon completion of training at the RCMP “Depot” in Regina Sakatchewan, he was posted to Richmond, British Columbia.

Lieutenant Colonel Allan Dengis re engaged with the Cadet Program in 1989 when he joined 1922 The Royal Westminster Regiment Army Cadet Corp in Abbotsford as a Civilian Instructor and served as an Assistant Training Officer and Coach for their marksmanship and shooting program.

In 1990 he transferred to 1725 Canadian Military Engineer Army Cadet Corps at Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack where he was enrolled into the Cadet Instructors List as an Officer Cadet employed as the Training Officer.

In 1991, he undertook his Basic Officer Qualification and Lieutenant Qualification training at the Regional Cadet Instructor’s School (Pat Bay). He received his Commission to 2nd Lieutenant in October 1991 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1992. While working at 1725 RCACC he held the appointments of Training Officer, Operations Officer and Adjutant.

In 1996, Allan was promoted to Captain and appointed the Commanding Officer of 1725 RCACC, an appointment he held until 2001. During this time he was selected as the Officer in Charge of a National Cadet Adventure Leadership Expedition to the United Kingdom and was selected to be a member of the Pacific Region contingent participating in the writing boards for adventure training programs that was conducted by the Director of Cadets in Ottawa. 

In April 2002 he was promoted Major and appointed as the Area Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer (ACICO) for the South Fraser Valley/Northern Vancouver Region, responsible for providing assistance and coaching for the Commanding Officers of 7 Army Cadet Corps between Chilliwack and Sechelt.

In December 2002, in conjunction with an RCMP posting to Kelowna, Lieutenant Colonel Dengis was appointed the ACICO for the Okanagan/South Kootenay Region, responsible for providing assistance and coaching for the Commanding Officers of 9 Army Cadet Corps within this region. In 2004, in addition to being the ACICO, Lieutenant Colonel Dengis was appointed the Commanding Officer for the 903 British Columbia Dragoons Army Cadet Corp in Kelowna, BC.

Lieutenant Colonel Dengis served at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre in 2003 as the Officer Commanding Charlie Company, in 2004 as the Officer Commanding Alpha Company, in 2005 as the Deputy Commanding Officer and the Officer Commanding Headquarters. He was appointed the Commanding Officer of Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2006.

Lieutenant Colonel Dengis is a serving Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with 27 years service, posted in Chilliwack BC as a Sergeant with the Fraser Valley Traffic Services, responsible for overseeing Administrative and Operational Support. 

As a member of the RCMP, he has volunteered to serve with the United Nations from September 1998 to April 1999 as a Civilian Police Officer in the civil war ravaged regions of Bosnia where he monitored the peace and trained the local Serbian Police Service.

He has also served as a Civilian Police Officer with the United Nations in East Timor from June 2001 to March 2002 where he undertook frontline police operations, trained the developing Timorese Police Service and provided peace and security for the islands first democratic elections.

Lieutenant Colonel Allan Dengis is married to Amanda Jones and has twin sons, Gregory and Aaron. Allan and Amanda reside in Chilliwack, BC.