Cadet Master Warrant Officer Aaron Giesbrecht is promoted at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre by commanding officer

Surrey army cadet in top position in Vernon

Aaron Giesbrecht has been promoted to cadet master warrant officer.

  • Jul. 23, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Army Cadet Aaron Giesbrecht of Surrey has been promoted to Cadet Master Warrant Officer and appointed Company Sergeant Major of Echo Company, just one of eight senior cadet appointments at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre.

Cadet Master Warrant Officer (C/MWO) Giesbrecht was appointed to his position based on his previous successes at summer training, an international exchange, completing the Basic Parachute Course at Trenton, Ont. and his results during an intense four-day training period for all VCTC staff cadets.

Giesbrecht says he strives “to improve himself more as a leader during this grand opportunity.”

C/MWO Giesbrecht graduated from Fleetwood Secondary this year.

He is the Drill Sergeant Major of 2812 Seaforth Highlanders Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby and playing guitar.

He says the Army Cadet program has been a program with countless benefits and endless possibilities.

Having a learned what hard work can accomplish, his motto is: “Hard work beats talent, when talent runs out.”

Between July 4 and Aug. 14 more than 1,500 cadets from Western Canada will train at the North Okanagan facility for periods from two to six weeks.

More than 3,400 Sea, Army and Air Cadets are participating in summer training activities across B.C. this summer.

For more information, visit or follow at Twitter@BC Cadets.

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