Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
CPO1 Michel Vigneault, MMM, CD.
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michel Vigneault was born and raised in the Magdalen Islands, Quebec and joined the Navy in June 1984 as a Naval Signalman. In July 1985, he joined his first ship, HMCS Huron. Subsequently, CPO1 Vigneault served in HMC Ships Protecteur, Algonquin, Gatineau, Fredericton, Nipigon, Montréal, St Johns as Senior Naval Communicator, and Chief Nav Comm with Sea Training Atlantic from 2007 to 2009.
CPO1 Vigneault also served in various shore establishments such as HMCS Donnacona Montreal, NS Cadet Detachment, Royal Military College in Kingston, and CMS in Ottawa. Promoted to his current rank in 2009, CPO1 Vigneault was posted back to Ottawa as the career manager for the Nav Comm occupation. In 2010 he returned to RMC Kingston for a year of studies as part of the Knowledge Acquisition Programme, on completion of which, he was appointed Coxswain of HMCS Montréal in June 2011. CPO1 Vigneault was appointed Pacific Fleet CPO from July 2013 to July 2016. He was inducted into the Order of Military Merit in 2013.
CPO1 Vigneault proudly assumed his duties as the RCN Command Chief Petty Officer in August 2016. He resides in Gatineau with his wife Isabelle, and enjoys camping, kayaking and golfing.