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Signalling Through All Obstacles

Jul 19, 2021 | 0 comments

Written by Sgt B.H.T. Bickerstaffe 8 July 2021 As this tour comes to an end, we remember that ROTO 21-01 enhanced Forward Presence Signal Squadron (eFP Sig Sqn) made leaps and bounds from 13 January 2021 – 17 July 2021 in Latvia. ROTO 21-01 pushed interoperability with NATO Allies to a new level, led several projects at a Task Force Latvia level and significantly improved local CIS infrastructure, all the while working through the challenges that come with a pandemic. Many great milestones for eFP Latvia would not have been achieved without the hard work of this unit’s members. Canadian Signallers on this rotation deployed from far and wide throughout Canada, all coming overseas with different experiences and backgrounds. Members from the Sig Sqn deployed from 1 RCR, 2 RCR, 2 CER, 2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn, 4 CDSG Sig Sqn, 32 Sig Regt, CFJSR and 77 Line Regt. This diverse culture greatly contributed to the success of this ROTO. At the beginning of the tour in January 2021, all of Latvia was under lockdown due to COVID-19. Upon arrival, eFP Sig Sqn soldiers immediately got to work to extend DWAN connectivity to key staff in isolation throughout Camp […]

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TFL Comd’s Commendation – MCpl Baker

Jul 18, 2021 | 0 comments

MCpl Baker – 2 CER, Sig Platoon Presented for outstanding effort and dedication to his role as Alternate Crypto custodian early into this ROTO. Cpl Baker operated the crypto vault for the Sqn independently while the Primary and remaining Alternate custodians were in isolation due to COVID-19 close contacts. This is Cpl Baker’s first tour and he had minimal knowledge of CARDS and operating a Crypto Vault before deploying. His ability to multitask enabled him to provide unwavering Crypto sp to both TFL HQ and the MNHQ project. He independently engaged appropriate resources and support networks in Ottawa to achieve continued mission success and asset accountability. Views: 6

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TFL Comd’s Commendation – MCpl Hilliard

Jul 18, 2021 | 0 comments

MCpl Hilliard – 2 CMBG HQ & Sigs (posted to 4 CDSG Sigs upon return) MCpl Hilliard was the eFP Signal Squadron (eFP Sig Sqn) Help Desk Det IC from 19 Jan 21 to 17 Jul 21. She provided exceptional CIS support throughout her ROTO and in particular during Op SERPENT STRIKE where she dedicated countless hours, both on and off duty, reacting to service requests. Since her arrival she has taken several steps to improve accountability by reviewing theatre USB stick allocation and SharePoint file structure management. For her admirable work ethic and dedication she has received praise from the BG S6, MI Bde DComd and several SNRs. MCpl Hilliard’s professionalism as the face of the Camp Adazi Help Desk has been an example to all and her commitment has significantly improved the credibility of TFL. Views: 3

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TFL Comd’s Commendation – Capt Mosnier

Jul 18, 2021 | 1 comment

Capt Mosnier – RCD Petawawa, Sig O From 22 January to 15 March 2021, Lieutenant Mosnier demonstrated outstanding professionalism and commitment to Task Force Latvia. He ensured timely and detailed network accreditation documentation for Camp ADAZI and incident reporting, provided guidance and direction on the Federated Mission Network spirals and Canadian Deployable Mission Network capabilities, and ensured that mission critical support for Level II and III networks wasn’t uninterrupted. His dedication and commitment to support multinational signals support brought tremendous credit to the CAF, and ensured the sustainment of important capabilities in theatre. Views: 8

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CJOC Comd’s Commendation – Cpl Krosse

Jul 18, 2021 | 0 comments

Cpl Krosse – 2 CMBG HQ & Sigs Throughout the move to the Multi National Headquarters (MNHQ), Corporal Devon Krosse, serving as Help Desk Technician in support of Task Force Latvia Headquarters, distinguished himself through quiet professionalism and technical acumen.  During a power outage which resulted in disruption to key communication systems, Cpl Krosse proved to be crucial in solving the issue.  Working long past office hours, conducting liaising experts in Ottawa, and providing decision makers in theatre with viable courses of action, Cpl  Krosse was able to restore the communication system.  With a natural ability to work through various IT issues and a can do attitude, Cpl Krosse established himself as the go-to individual for Tech support. Being the face of IT during the move to the MNHQ, Corporal Krosse’s calm demeanour, easy going personality and keen attitude towards completing tasks were key in ensuring Task Force Latvia HQ’s operations continued as unhindered as possible. Cpl Krosse’s dedication to tradecraft reflected extremely positively on the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, Task Force Latvia as a whole, and the Canadian Armed Forces. Views: 15

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Veterans Affairs Update July 2021

Jul 14, 2021 | 0 comments

In this edition: Thank you for your input Thinking of going back to school? Consider the Education and Training Benefit Apps to support Veteran mental health Veteran success story: Finding the missing link after service Stronger, thanks to the Veteran Family Program August 9 is National Peacekeepers’ Day Be heard! Join a Ministerial Advisory Group Get support for your commemoration Open Forum: Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans Have you completed the 2021 Census? Thank you for your input Thank you to everyone that participated in the Disability Benefits Application Process consultation. We have received great feedback on how to improve the application process. Now, we are reviewing the information you provided. We expect to have recommendations for improvements developed this summer, and will publish them on the Let’s Talk Veterans page when completed. We hope that you enjoy your summer and look forward to additional opportunities to consult with you in the future. Thinking of going back to school after your military career? Consider the Education and Training Benefit The Education and Training Benefit can be a part of your successful transition to life after service. It provides financial support to achieve your education and training goals. This […]

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