Rocket Propelled Gorilla
Jonathan Sebastien Letendre
24 Nov 1980 | Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Fly Helicopters. Build Mountain Bikes.
Deciding Factor for joining the Canadian Forces:
Heavily influenced by local law enforcement growing up. The route to join civilian Police included multiple advanced challenges so a childhood friends’ father who served in the Canadian Forces suggested Jon try Military Police.
Record of Service:
Joined the Regular Force in 2004 and was posted to 5 MP Unit Valcartier. Switched to Ottawa to the CFPSU and CDS Bodyguard Unit in 2008. 2012 Posted to 2 MP Det Petawawa and then to the Canadian Joint Operations Command in 2017. Released from the Regular Force in 2020 and is Currently Serving in the Reserves.
Tours and Deployments (Unclassified):
2007 Afghanistan. 2008 with stints in Pakistan, Haiti and Columbia. 2010 Afghanistan. 2016 Iraq
Rank Attained and Favorite Courses/Courses you wish you had been put on:
Reached the Rank of Sergeant before switching to the Dark Side of the Force as an officer. Currently a Captain. Promoted from Sgt to Lieutenant in Iraq in 2016 on top of the roof of the Ba’ath Party Building. Which technically should qualify (in our books) as a battlefield commission as it was in the presence of the enemy. Favorite courses were the Advanced Tactical Driving Without Spilling Coffee and Eating Your Donut While Filling Out Tickets In The Air Conditioned Cruiser. Both of which took place in the Harsh Conditions and Climate of California at a 4 Star Hilton Express Hotel and Resort during the dry season (the pool didn’t even provide extra towels) Written with Love by Jon’s friends in the Infantry. Jon also enjoyed Weapons and Tactics Instructor Courses and Training Close Protection Officers.
Favorite Part about being in the Military:
Loved being deployed and working with CAF, US and other Coalition Forces. Jon spent over a full year down in the United States training. Mentoring new Military Police Officers and knowing he was keeping Canadian Forces Members and Families Safe was a priority.
Non-Military Related Information:
Married with 2 Teenagers. Hardcore Adrenaline Seeker. Passion for Alpine Skiing and Mountain Biking. Now coaches his sons as they progress in the Biking and Ski world. Always travelling for competitions with his family. Handy and Capable at Home Renovations. Jon has a toy poodle named Spike or WarDog as they like to him. He and his family spend a lot of time Camping and sitting around the fire together. Currently lives around Quebec City and want to travel the world.
Ambitions, Goals and Personality Traits:
Wants to promote benevolence and social commentary on topics that matter. Wants to help his family succeed as the grow of age to take on an ever-changing world. Jon is hilarious. Always a joker and has a good heart. Honest and Humble. Very Knowledgeable on a myriad of topics. His passion and commitment to his family is commendable. Professional, Compassionate and all-around nice person. Believes in Karma sorting everything out. Good to have with you when you accidentally get a 5km over speeding ticket, plus every other situation requiring and loyal dependable friend.