Maj Labbe enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces in 1998. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in 2002 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (Software) and was posted to Halifax to become an officer of the Naval Combat Systems Engineering (NCS ENG) occupation. As a NCS ENG, he initially spent two semesters at Dalhousie University to acquire additional knowledge in the field of Electrical Engineering. He then worked at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School, as an instructor to Naval Electronic Technicians (NE TECH) and Naval Weapons Technicians (NW TECH), and subsequently at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Atlantic as member of the liaison team, where he obtained his engineering license. After 11 years of service in the Royal Canadian Navy, he retired in 2009 to become a research and development consultant for a private firm in Quebec City.
Less than year later, in 2010, he re-enrolled as an officer of the Aerospace Engineering (AERE) occupation and upon qualification was awarded the Group Captain John D. Syme Award for excellence in Military Professionalism. He spent an important part of his second military career in Ottawa from 2012 to 2022, working closely with the industry and other military and government organizations on the delivery of the integrated mission systems for the CP140 and MH148 aircraft, while pursuing a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University, a Certificate in Project Management Essentials at Algonquin College, and volunteering as a guide for the Professional Engineers of Ontario licensing assistance program. He was also awarded the Science and Technology Excellence Team Award for his collaboration to the CP140 Data Fusion research and development program.
Maj Labbe joined the Department of Military Psychology and Leadership in 2022. He is the proud father of two brilliant daughters who are very big fans of the RMC.