Welsh, Anthony R.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony (Tony) R. Welsh, CD

  • 1972 – Joined Governor General Horse Guards Cadet Corps #2402
  • 1977 – Attended Canadian Basic parachute course
  • 1978 – Joined the Toronto Scottish Regiment – Summer Youth Employment Program – Top Candidate Trade Qualification 1 Infantry
  • Transferred to CMASU
  • 1 April 1979 – Moved to Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
  • 1979 – Exercise Georgian Strike 2 – 2 Commando, Canadian Airborne Regiment
  • 1980 – Exercise Obese Pain – 1 Royal Canadian Regiment
  • 1981 – Promoted to Corporal then commissioned in RESO program
  • 1981 – Top Candidate RESO One-Two
  • 1982 – Top Candidate RESO Three
  • 1983 – Top Candidate Range Safety Officers Course
  • August 1983 – Completed Airborne Indoc Course
  • 1983 – Awarded Operational Parachute wings
  • Awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal
  • 1989 – Top Candidate – Combat Team Comd Course
  • Served as first Airborne Platoon Comd, first Op-tasked Company Commander
  • 1990 – Award Canada Decoration
  • 1990 – Company Commander – On-Guard 90
  • 1997 – Composite Battle Group Comd – Ex ?
  • 199? – Top Candidate – Militia Command and Staff Course
  • May 1994 – CMA Area Commanders Commendation – Ipperwash
  • February 1996 – Toronto District Commanders Commendation – Op “Cold Snap”
  • 17 September – Promoted Lieutenant Colonel and appointed 41st Commanding Officer Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
  • 30 Sep 1998 – Relinquished Command
  • Class B – G3, G1 Toronto Militia District / Commanding Officer – Toronto Battle School / G3 Ops – Canadian Militia Area Headquarters / Land Forces Central Area Headquarters
  • Reserve Advisor at LFDTS for 2 years
  • 2001-2008 – Commanding Officer Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Detachment
  • Developed and conducted Tactical CIMIC Operators course – Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (Nova Scotia), Peace Support Training Centre (Kingston), Topcheda Barracks (Serbia), The NATO School (Oberammergau – Germany), Swiss Training Centre
  • Conducted NATO Strategic CIMIC Staff Officer’s Course – The NATO School (Oberammergau, Germany), The Carabinari Officers College, Rome)
  • 2008 – Commanding Officer Land Forces Central Area Troops Battalion
  • 2008 – Retired

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