RETIREMENT – SERGEANT MATTHEW D. BOURQUE, CD – 00383

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  1.  SGT BOURQUE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 21 JUN 2024 AFTER 20-PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. MATT JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE IN JANUARY 2004 IN OTTAWA. ON COMPLETION OF HIS BMQ IN ST. JEAN AND INITIAL TRADES TRAINING AT CFSCE HE WAS POSTED TO 2CER PETAWAWA AS A CP DET MEMBER AND ALT- COMSEC CUSTODIAN. DURING HIS TIME IN 2 CER, HE ALSO DEPLOYED TO TF AFGHANISTAN AS A CP OPERATOR FROM JUL 08 TO MAR 09. IN 2010 HE WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL AND LEFT PETAWAWA FOR A JOB AS FCC SUPERVISOR AT 764 COMM REGT IN OTTAWA.
  2. IN 2013 HE WAS POSTED TO AND APPOINTED AS ALT-COMSEC CUSTODIAN AT A CANSOFCOM UNIT. IN 2016 HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND HEADED BACK TO PETAWAWA AS THE OPS SGT/COMSEC CUSTODIAN AT 3RCR. FROM SEP 17-MAR 18, MATT WAS ONCE AGAIN DEPLOYED OVERSEAS TO UKRAINE AS PART OF OPERATION UNIFIER, WHILE DEPLOYED HE FILLED THE TROOP WO/CHIEF COMM OP POSITIONS. AFTER HIS RETURN HE HEADED BACK TO OTTAWA TO TAKE ON THE HELP DESK IC/CRYPTO CUSTODIAN AT CANSOFCOM HQ. FINALLY IN 2021, MATT WAS SENT BACK TO A CANSOFCOM UNIT TO ASSUME CRYPTO CUSTODIAN RESPONSIBILITIES. MATT, HIS SPOUSE STEPHANIE AND THEIR TWO SONS CHARLIE AND DOUGLAS ARE PLANNING ON STAYING IN THE NCR AS MATT HAS ACCEPTED A PUBLIC SERVICE POSITION WITH ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY.  AN INFORMAL DWD CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT A UNIT MUG-OUT EVENT WHICH IS YET TO BE DETERMINED ANECDOTES, BEST WISHES OR CONGRATULATORY EMAIL CAN BE SENT TO DAN DENIEF – DANIEL.DENIEF2(AT SIGN)FORCES.GC.CA
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Doug Rickett
10 days ago

Matt, from scrawny private to hobo hillbilly! Happy retirement! I’m on my way after you.