Corps Sergeant Major
Chief Warrant Officer Marty Walhin was born in Montreal, Quebec. He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces on 03 February 1987 as a Vehicle Technician. Once he had completed his basic training, QL3 course and second language training in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, he was posted to 2 Service Battalion, Petawawa on February 1, 1988.
In April 1989, he deployed to Namibia as part of 89 Canadian Logistic Unit. Upon his return to Petawawa, he was posted to 2 CER from August 1989 – June 1993. While serving with 2 CER, he completed his Basic Para course in December 1991 and deployed to Somalia with the Canadian Airborne Regiment from December 1992 – June 1993. He remained with the Canadian Airborne Regiment until its disbandment in 1995.
In March 1995, CWO Walhin was posted to 1 PPCLI Calgary, and in June 1997 he transferred to Edmonton due to the base closeout.
Promoted to Sergeant in 1999, he was posted back to 2 Service Bn. From December 1999 – May 2000, he deployed to Kosovo as part of the NSE.
In June 2001, CWO Walhin was posted to JTF2 as IC Vehicle Section until July 2004. During that time, he deployed to Kandahar and Haiti. He was promoted to Warrant Officer in December 2003, and in July 2004 he was posted to DGLEPM as a Vehicle Assessor with Maintenance Technique Detachment (MTD).
Promoted to Master Warrant Officer in July 2007, he returned to JTF2 as the ETQMS until July 2009 when he took over as the Sp Sqn Sergeant Major until July 2013.
CWO Walhin also deployed on four domestic operations: Op WALLABY 1995, the Winnipeg Floods of 1997, the Ice Storm of 1998 and Op PODIUM during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Promoted to CWO in June 2013, CWO Walhin was appointed as the RSM of 4 CDSB Operations Services. In June 2016, CWO Walhin was appointed as the RCEME Corps Sergeant Major.
CWO Walhin has one daughter, Melanie and he has been married to his wife Bonnie since 2005.