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CWO Girouard MSC CD Robert Michel Joseph
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer CWO
Regimental Number: V56 527 061
Born: Nov 25, 1960 Bouctouche New Brunswick
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: The Royal Canadian Regiment
Service Details :
Regimental Sergeant-Major, 1st Battalion

Meritorious Service Cross (M.S.C.) Sacrifice Medal (SM) Special Service Medal - Nato Bar (SSM) Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM) UN Mission in Bosnia – Herzegovina (UNMIBH) NATO Medal for Kosovo (NATO-K) Canadian Forces' Decoration (C.D.)
 
Service Notes: Girouard was the first Regimental Sergeant Major in the battalion's 123-year history to be killed by enemy action. Girouard was due to return home for good in February, when he planned to retire after serving 29 years with the army. He was previously stationed in Germany, Kosovo, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier said Girouard represents "the incredible national treasures that we have in uniform." Girouard was an "incredible leader, an incredible chief warrant officer, an incredible NCO, an incredible man who inspires us all. His loss is incredible," he said. Maj. Peter Scott of the Royal Canadian Regiment called Girouard "the glue that kept the battle group motivated and inspired all to do their best."
Enlisted: CFB Petawawa
Pre/Post War: On April 20, the auditorium at the Non-Commissioned Members Professional Development Centre (NCMPDC) in Saint-Jean, Que., was named after Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard. The dedication ceremony was a tribute to honour and commemorate him and every NCM who paid the ultimate sacrifice. CWO Girouard is remembered as an inspirational leader, a man who kept the battle group motivated and inspired everyone to do their best. He was 46 years old, and a 29-year veteran of the CF. Following his death, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross.

Deceased: November 27, 2006 at Kandahar City, Afghanistan
Cemetery:
Obituary: While serving his country in Afghanistan on Monday November 27, 2006 at the age of 46 years. RSM Robert Girouard, beloved husband of Jacqueline Girouard. Loving father of Pvt. Robert Girouard (Jennifer) 1 R.C.R., Petawawa, his baby girl Jocelyn Girouard (fianc Eric Ranger), Petawawa and Officer Cadet Michael Girouard (Leandra Reid) R.M.C., Kingston. Loved son of Vincent and Mabel Girouard of Bathurst NB. Brother of Peter and Charles Girouard. Dearly loved by Beatrice Roy, Maryann Lavigne, Kevin and Jasmine Lavigne and Samantha Bernier.
 
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Medals and Commendations
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Meritorious Service Cross (M.S.C.)
Sacrifice Medal (SM)
Special Service Medal - Nato Bar (SSM)
Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
UN Mission in Bosnia – Herzegovina (UNMIBH)
NATO Medal for Kosovo (NATO-K)
Canadian Forces' Decoration (C.D.)

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CWO Robert Girouard Auditorium Dedication Ceremony at Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean)