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Duties of a Drone Operator

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Duties of a Drone Operator

In typical fashion throughout a military career you bounce around a lot but essentially the majority of my career I spent with, well it was 4th Air Defence Regimentat the time, here in Gagetown. It is now changed to 4th Artillery Regiment General Support. What I did in the past, I was an air defender so I worked on several different types of air defence weapons systems from radar to a gun system to a missile system and then the regiment kind of took on another role which involved drones so I became a drone operator/mission commander. Where I am at in my career now I am kind of the guy who kind of oversees my troops being involved in those drones so I am no longer the hands on, working the stick or anything like that, working the eye in the sky or whatever but I am the one who is administering and making sure that my guys get the proper training, my guys are getting the courses required and all that kind of stuff.

Warrant Officer Nowell provides a general overview of his duties during his twenty year career

Cory Nowell

Mr. Cory Nowell was born in Prince George, BC in 1973. After high school Cory considered joining the military and at age 24 joined with the Artillery regiment presently known as 4th Artillery Regiment General Support. Cory took on the rank of warrant officer with his occupation of drone operator/mission commander. While training in the Arctic, 2008, Cory was given an opportunity to deploy to Afghanistan. Warrant Officer Nowell is a still serving member and currently located at the Royal Canadian Artillery School at CFB in Gagetown, N.B. With inspiration from friend and fellow comrade, Warrant Officer Nowell has been selected to be part of Team Canada for Invictus Games 2018 where he will travel to Austraila and compete in the games. He currently resides in Rusagonis, New Brunswick with his wife and family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
September 27, 2018
Person Interviewed:
Cory Nowell
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
4th Artillery Regiment General Support
Warrant Officer
Drone Operator/Mission Commander

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