Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Chief Warrant Officer Dominic Lapointe
The Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) is responsible for assisting and advising the Commander, mentoring enlisted/other rank personnel, representing their needs to the MNC NE leadership, providing feedback to the Commander and the Command Group on all matters affecting MNC NE personnel, including subordinated organizations. The CSEL's responsibilities also include professional development of enlisted personnel and standardization of Alliance policies.
Lapointe was born and raised in Pointe-Calumet, Quebec. In 1989, he enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces and completed basic training to focus his career path on combat engineering.
The Chief Warrant Officer was the Sergeant Major at the Royal Canadian Engineer Corps (New Brunswick), the Formation Sergeant Major at the Combat Training Center (New Brunswick) and the School Chief Warrant Officer at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (New Brunswick).
Lapointe's combat experience encompasses three deployments to Afghanistan (2002, 2005/6, 2011). In 1994 in Bosnia, his convoy run into an ambush, and he was hit by a sniper.
The Command Senior Enlisted Leader's previous position was the Force Sergeant Major of the Multinational Force and Observers in Egypt.