Chief Warrant Officer Laurent Guyon was born in the United States, of French immigrants, in 1965. Shortly after this, the family relocated to Montréal, Québec. During his college years, CWO Guyon joined the neighbourhood army reserve unit, 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (2 RCA) in 1984. His last appointment at 2nd Fd Regt was that of Sergeant-Major of the firing battery.
Throughout his service at 2 RCA, CWO Guyon attended all artillery qualification courses available to a non-commissioned officer. Concurrently to his military endeavours, CWO Guyon pursued an education in Mechanical Engineering and earned the designation of Professional Engineer in 1997.
In 2003, CWO Guyon transferred to the Land Staff in Ottawa as an equipment and performance measurement representative for the Army Reserve. There he developed, and maintained, field equipment tables for the Army Reserve.
During his posting at Land Staff, CWO Guyon deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a Civilian-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Team Leader with the RCR Battle Group in 2006. His tour was cut short by a suicide bomber, during the reconstruction phase of Operation Medusa. While recovering, he was involved in advisory groups for persons with disabilities and for the care of the wounded.
Since 2008, he has held the positions of Battery Sergeant-Major for each of the batteries at 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. He was appointed the Regimental Sergeant-Major in Sept 2011. CWO Guyon civilian career is in Design Engineering. He has focussed on the projects of Blast Attenuation Seats, MSVS MilCOTS conversion and the 155mm Howitzer.
CWO Guyon lives in Orleans, Ontario with his spouse Caroline. On his own time and resources, he completed a Certificate in Project Management at AlgonquinCollege. He and his wife enjoy traveling whenever possible.