Lieutenant Colonel Gaëtan Boireau after his start in anti-aircraft artillery as platoon leader from 2000 to 2003, he joined the NRBC defense group as a CBRN liaison officer and then became deputy commander of the company for 2 years.
From 2005 to 2007, he served with the 2nd Dragoons Regiment as CBRN Company Commander.
He then joined Land Force Command as a service officer for two years.
In 2012, graduated from the French war college and a Master’s degree in nuclear energy. He joined the CBRN Center of the French Army as a staff officer.
He returned to the 2nd Dragoons Regiment in 2013 as Head of Operations and Training Officer for two years.
Head of the CBRN counter-proliferation cell at the French strategic headquarters in Paris (CPCO) from 2015 to 2017.
During his career, Lt. Col. Boireau was successively deployed in French Guiana, Bosnia (SFOR HQ), French Polynesia but also in the NATO Response Force No. 7 (CDR) and FINUL (fire support adviser) to finally participate in Iraq in NATO Response Force No. 14 (CBRN Battalion Chief of Staff "Inherent Resolve").
In 2018 he took command of the 2nd Dragoons Regiment.