Tag Archives: HMCS Iroquois

Episode 029 CPO1 Tom Riefesel

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Riefesel, MMM, CD joined the Royal Canadian Navy on 22 December 1982 as a Signalman Sea 261. In September 1983, he joined his first ship, HMCS Assiniboine. Over the length of his career, he progressed from Signalman, to Yeoman Signals, Combat Chief, Chief Yeoman of Signals NATO Standing Naval Force Atlantic, Chief Naval Communicator at Sea Training Atlantic. CPO1 Riefesel served on 8 different destroyers, frigates and AORs, HMCS Assiniboine, HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Protecteur, […]

Episode 008 CWO Kevin West

Today’s Interview is with the Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer, Kevin West, MMM, MSM, CD.  Kevin’s CF Bio can be found at this Link.  Kevin served in the Naval Reserve, then transferred to the regular force in the Royal Canadian Navy.  After a period of five years, he transferred again to the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he worked his way towards the pinnacle of the Non-Commissioned Member corps as the CF CWO. He also was vital to providing leadership […]