Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1974, and immigrated to Canada in 1990 after having lived through the end of a military dictatorship and 10 years of civil war. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in February 1996 as a Private Recruit with the 7 Toronto Regiment RCA. In 2002, after having been promoted to Master Bombardier, Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.
In 2015 Then Captain Ortiz-Sosa received a Unit Commendation in recognition of “outstanding leadership and professionalism in his many roles...” Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa served as Battery Commander of 9 and 130 Batteries in Toronto from 2012 to 2016 and again from 2018 to 2020.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa served as the Second-In-Command of the 56 Field Regiment RCA from 2016 to 2018. As Cadet Liaison Coordinator for the regiment, he was keen to work with all three batteries in Brantford, Simcoe and St Catharines, and with the affiliated Cadet Units in Brantford, Simcoe, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa served as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 32 CBG Battle School from 2018 to 2020 while working again with the 7 Toronto Regiment RCA.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa is serving as Commanding Officer of the 11Field Regiment RCA, with Batteries in Guelph and Hamilton since 2020. He is very proud to have served and to continue to serve with all three Artillery Units in South Western Ontario.
In civilian life, Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa continues a career in public service with the Ontario Government that started in 1998. He is currently employed by the Children, Youth and Social Services I&IT Cluster in the maintenance and development of computer applications used to deliver social services to Ontarians. Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa graduated from Glendon College, York University with a Combined Honours BA in Political Science and History and from Ryerson University with a Certificate of Economic Analysis.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ortiz-Sosa is the father of 4 children, Miguel Andres, Lauren, Chantal and Mateo. He was also a foster parent to over 20 children through the Halton and Hamilton Children’s Aid Societies from 2006 to 2015.
Chief Warrant Officer Ryan Kenny was raised outside of Guelph Ontario. He joined the 11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA in Guelph in January 1999 and completed his QL-3 at the Land Force Central Area Training Centre Meaford that same year. CWO Kenny has held various positions within 11th Field Regiment RCA, including: Command Post Technician, Forward Observation Officer’s Technician, Gun Detachment Commander, Observation Post Detachment Commander, Fire Support Coordination Centre Warrant Officer as well as Battery Sergeant-Major of 29 and 16 Batteries.
CWO Kenny deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 as Second-in Command of an M777 Gun Detachment as part of Task Force 3-06 where the Battle Group was awarded the Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation for its actions.
CWO Kenny was appointed as Regimental Sergeant-Major of 11th Field Regiment RCA on 07 October 2021.
CWO Kenny is a high school teacher in Mississauga Ontario. He is married to Heather, a Warrant Officer in 11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA and together they have seven children.
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