CD = Canadian Forces Decoration
J. "Jill" Bishop
Lieutenant Colonel Jill Bishop, CD is our 43rd commanding officer from 2015 to present.
Lieutenant-Colonel Jill Bishop enrolled as an aerospace engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1986 and obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.
She has served her entire career is support of the tactical aviation community working with the Kiowa, Twin Huey and Griffon helicopters. She has served at 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron, 2 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron, the Land Aviation Test and Evaluation Flight (at 403 Squadron), the Directorate of Aerospace and Engineering Program Management (Transport and Helicopters), 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, 1 Wing Headquarters and 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. It was during her second posting at 403 Squadron where she transferred from the regular force to the reserve force.
Lieutenant-Colonel Bishop’s operational experience includes a Technical Assistance Visit to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2008 followed by a tour in Kandahar as the Air Wing A4 Maintenance from March to November 2009.
Lieutenant-Colonel Bishop is married to Colonel Timothy Bishop, an artillery officer currently commanding the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group. They spend their spare time travelling and training for triathlons.