Chief Warrant Officer Alex Arndt was born in Kitchener, Ontario. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces 6 September 1990 as a Reserve Infantryman (R031). He was given a component transfer in October 1992 to the Regular Force as a Signals Intelligence Specialist [Formerly Communicator Research Operator (291)]. Upon completion of his Qualification Level 3 Training in June 1994 at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE) in Kingston Ontario, he began his first post at Canadian Forces Station Leitrim, which saw a tour of CFS Alert, after which he was posted to the Canadian Forces Network Operations Centre (CFNOC) from the unit’s stand up in September 2003 until 2007.

He was promoted to Master Corporal and Sergeant during his time at CFNOC. In 2007, he was posted to 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 as the Engineer Squadron Section Commander in All Source Intelligence Centre Electronic Warfare Troop as part of Task Force 1-09. He posted back to CFNOC in 2010 and was promoted to Warrant Officer in 2011. He was posted to Canadian Forces Information Operations Group Headquarters in 2014, then the Land Electronic Warfare Centre under Director Land Command and Information (DLCI) in 2015. During his time at the Land Electronic Warfare Centre, he planned and executed several operational trials and evaluations (OT&E) of land countermeasures in support of interoperability with Canada’s allies. Promoted to MWO in December 2016, he returned to CFNOC, where he served as the B Sqn Sergeant Major until his promotion to CWO.

CWO Arndt converted to Cyber Operator in October 2017, becoming the first MWO in the occupation and the Senior Operator. Promoted to his current rank in May 2019, he served as the Senior Occupation Advisor for the Cyber Operator occupation until his appointment as the CFNOC Unit CWO, where he served from August 2019 until his appointment as the C&E Branch CWO position in July 2022.

CWO Arndt completed the Army Technical Warrant Officer Programme (ATWOP) in 2014, earning the title of Master Gunner. He has been married to his wife Natasha for over 25 years and has three sons.