Sergeant Craig Gillam
Sergeant Craig Paul Gillam CD, was born on 20 April 1966 in South Bend, Newfoundland. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces at Saint John's, Newfoundland in July 1987. During his nineteen-year military career, Sergeant Gillam was posted to The Royal Canadian Dragoons, the 8th Canadian Hussars, the Armour School, and the Land Forces Atlantic Area Training Centre. Spending most of his time in New Brunswick, Sergeant Gillam arrived at the Regiment in Petawawa in July 2005 upon promotion to his current rank.
While Sergeant Gillam's deployment to Afghanistan was his first operational tour, he was nonetheless considered to be an extremely professional Senior NCO who demonstratedcompassion and care for others. As a supervisor, he was always approachable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and well respected by soldiers, peers and supervisors alike.
An avid student and instructor of Tae Kwon Do, Sergeant Gillam also loved to play hockey and was very active in its minor league.
A dedicated family man, Sergeant Gillam married his high school sweetheart, Maureen. He was a caring husband and father who always supported the activities of his two children, Stephen and Gale, ages fifteen and thirteen, and expressed an immense pride whenever talking about them.