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RETIREMENT –  WO IAN THOMSON, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

RETIREMENT – WO IAN THOMSON, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

1. WO IAN THOMSON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN FORCES. THE ADVENTURE BEGAN IN JULY 1986, AND CAME TO A SCREECHING HALT MAR 2019. IAN HAS GIVEN 32 + YEARS OF DEDICATION AND LOYALTY TO QUEEN AND COUNTRY. 2. IAN HAS BEEN EMPLOYED AS A FIELD ARTILLERYMEN, A TEL...

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RETIREMENT – WO ANDREW FORSHAW, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

RETIREMENT – WO ANDREW FORSHAW, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

1. WARRANT OFFICER ANDREW FORSHAW WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON THE 31ST OF JANUARY 2019 AFTER 32 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINCT SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. ANDREW JOINED THE MILITIA IN...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT DANIEL RIVERIN, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – CAPT DANIEL RIVERIN, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER MORE THAN 28 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE, CAPT RIVERIN WILL RETIRE FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AND CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON FEBRUARY 21 2019. 2. CAPT RIVERIN JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN NOVEMBER 1990 AS AN AIR FORCE TECHNICIAN OF THE 500...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ KRISTOPHER CAMPBELL, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ KRISTOPHER CAMPBELL, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. On 28 February 2019, Maj Kristopher Campbell will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 15 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Army, the Communications and Electronics Branch and the Royal Canadian Corp of Signals. 2. Kristopher was born...

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RETIREMENT – WO DANIEL STANBRA, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – WO DANIEL STANBRA, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. DANIEL STANBRA WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 22 FEBURARY 2019 AFTER 24 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. DAN ENROLLED IN SEPTEMBER 1994 AS AN ARMOURED CREWMAN SERVING WITH THE 8TH CANADIAN HUSSARS (PRINCESS LOUISE S) AND LORD STRATHCONA...

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RETIREMENT – SGT FRANK, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – SGT FRANK, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. SGT FRANK WILL RETIRE ON 23 MARCH 2019 AFTER PROUDLY SERVING HIS COUNTRY FOR OVER 17 YEARS. 2. SGT JASON MATHEW FRANK JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 23 JANUARY 2002 IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO. HE COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING IN ESQUIMAULT, BC AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY POSTED...

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2nd anniversary MOSID 00378-CYBER OP

2nd anniversary MOSID 00378-CYBER OP

The Cyber Operator (Cyber Op) occupation was officially stood up on 31 January 2017. The first Cyber Op were identified through a competitive selection process that summer with remuster happening in early fall. At a ceremony held on 3 Nov 17, these “CAF First Cyber...

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RETIREMENT – WO KEVIN SNYDER, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

RETIREMENT – WO KEVIN SNYDER, CD – 00362-02 ACISS-LST

1. WO K.L. SNYDER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON THE 1 MAR 2019 WITH 30 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AS A LINEMAN. 2. WO SNYDER ENROLLED IN THE COMMUNICATION RESERVES WITH 721 COMM REGT IN...

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RETIREMENT – MWO (Ret’d) SUSAN HUYGHEBAERT, CD

RETIREMENT – MWO (Ret’d) SUSAN HUYGHEBAERT, CD

1. ON 5 FEB 19, SUSAN HUYGHEBAERT WILL RETIRE AFTER 43 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AND DND/CAF. 2. SUSAN ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES AS PTE CRUICKSHANK IN AUGUST 1975 IN KAMLOOPS, B.C. AFTER 33 YEARS OF SERVICE IN UNIFORM, SUSAN RETIRED AS...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL WARREN BACCARDAX, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – LCOL WARREN BACCARDAX, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL WARREN BACCARDAX RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 10 JANUARY 2019 AFTER 27 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. LCOL BACCARDAX JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE ON 26 JUNE 1991 AS A YOUNG CAPE BRETONER LOOKING FOR SECURE WORK AND A...

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RETIREMENT – WO YANNICK MORIN, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – WO YANNICK MORIN, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. WARRANT OFFICER YANNICK MORIN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF AND RCCS AFTER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. A NATIVE OF VICTORIAVILLE, QUEBEC, WO MORIN JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON JANUARY 11, 1999 AT THE CANADIAN FORCES RECRUITING CENTER IN TROIS-RIVIÈRES. 3. HE SPENT...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL MARYLYN DUMAS, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – LCOL MARYLYN DUMAS, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. LIEUTENANT COLONEL MARYLYN DUMAS WILL BE RELEASING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 4 FEBRUARY 2019 AFTER MORE THAN 21 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. FROM THETFORD MINES, QC, MARYLYN JOINED THE CAF IN JUNE 1997 AND GRADUATED FROM THE ROYAL...

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The Maple Leaf Forever

The Maple Leaf Forever

The Maple Leaf Forever was effectively Canada's National Anthem from Confederation until the late 1960’s. Soldiers of World War I were taught The Maple Leaf Forever in school, and they sang to it while marching from the armouries to the troop trains. They marched and...

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Director RCCS Update

Director RCCS Update

It has been several months since our last official communication concerning ACISS specialist pay. There have been many developments on this file; we assessed that given the recent work that has been done and changes expected to be implemented in mid-December, we felt...

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C&E Branch Educational Bursary – 2019 Competition

C&E Branch Educational Bursary – 2019 Competition

The Communications and Electronics Branch (C&E) Branch Office is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Educational Bursary competition. Deadline for application is Friday 12 July, 2019. Details are available at the new C&E Branch website at:...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ TOM SUDSBEAR, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ TOM SUDSBEAR, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. MAJ TOM SUDSBEAR WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 22 DEC 2018. 2. MAJ SUDSBEAR JOINED THE RESERVE ARMY IN 1978, COMPLETING HIS BASIC TRAINING AND TRADES TRAINING AS A RADIO OPERATOR, RECEIVING THE TOP CANDIDATE AWARD AND THE SIGNALLER OF THE YEAR....

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Soldier On – CWO (Ret’d) Pascal Dupuis – Before and After

Soldier On – CWO (Ret’d) Pascal Dupuis – Before and After

Following the GO BIG or go home principle I would like to inform you that I will be shaved (beard/mustache and hair nothing else!) this Friday to profit Soldier on, a charity I not only support and completely believe in but that I helped create long time ago (it is...

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RETIREMENT – WO LOGAN MACDONALD, CD – 00378 CYBER OP

RETIREMENT – WO LOGAN MACDONALD, CD – 00378 CYBER OP

1. THIS IS TO ANNOUNCE THAT WARRANT OFFICER LOGAN MACDONALD, CYBER OPERATOR 00378-01 (CYBER OP), WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 JANUARY 2019 AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE REGULAR FORCES. 2. LOGAN HAS ENJOYED A DIVERSE AND REWARDING...

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RETIREMENT – MWO MARC FAVREAU, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – MWO MARC FAVREAU, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. ON 28 DECEMBER 2018 AFTER MORE THAN 37 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MWO MARC FAVREAU WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC BRANCH. 2. MWO FAVREAU GREW UP IN POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES (EAST END OF MONTREAL) AND WHEN...

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RETIREMENT – CWO MARTIN DUBÉ, CD – 00381-05 (LINEMAN 052)

RETIREMENT – CWO MARTIN DUBÉ, CD – 00381-05 (LINEMAN 052)

1. CWO MARTIN DUBÉ WILL RELEASE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 9 JAN 2019 AFTER MORE THAN 31 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND MOST NOTABLY, THE BEST TRADE OF ALL, THE LINE TRADE. 2. HE JOINED THE FORCES IN FEBRUARY 1987...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL MARTYN TURCOTTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL MARTYN TURCOTTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MARTYN TURCOTTE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 3 DECEMBER 2018 AFTER 25 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE CANADIAN ARMY, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT MIKE O’CALLAGHAN, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. CAPT MIKE O’CALLAGHAN WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON 17 APR 2019 AFTER MORE THEN 37 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADIA AND THE C & E BRANCH OF CAF. 2. BORN IN OTTAWA ONT BUT RAISED ACROSS CANADA, MIKE SOUGHT TO CONTINUE TRAVELLING, SO HE ENROLLED...

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RETIREMENT – WO LOGAN MACDONALD – 00378-01 CYBER OPERATOR

RETIREMENT – WO LOGAN MACDONALD – 00378-01 CYBER OPERATOR

1. THIS IS TO ANNOUNCE THAT WARRANT OFFICER LOGAN MACDONALD, CYBER OPERATOR 00378-01 (CYBER OP), WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 JANUARY 2019 AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE REGULAR FORCES. 2. LOGAN HAS ENJOYED A DIVERSE AND REWARDING...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ MAEL ROY-RICHARD, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT – MAJ MAEL ROY-RICHARD, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. MAJOR MAEL ROY-RICHARD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 10 DECEMBER AFTER 13 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MAJOR ROY-RICHARD JOINED THE RESERVE FORCE ON 14 JUNE 2005 AND THE REGULAR FORCE ON 26 JULY 2006 TO ATTEND THE ROYAL...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ BRIAN TAYLOR, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ BRIAN TAYLOR, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. MAJOR BRIAN TAYLOR WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 3 DEC 2018 AFTER 35 YEARS OF SERVICE. MAJ TAYLOR ENROLLED IN THE ROTP PROGRAM IN 1983 FROM WELLAND ONTARIO, GRADUATING FROM ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE IN 1987 WITH A BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE. HE...

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RETIREMENT- MCPL CHRISTOPHER ADAMS – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT- MCPL CHRISTOPHER ADAMS – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. AFTER 18 YEARS OF SERVICE, MCPL CHRISTOPHER ADAMS WILL BE RETURNING TO HIS HOME TOWN OF ST JOHN’S, NL TO SUPPORT HIS PARENTS AND EXPLORE FURTHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION WITH SMALL ENGINE REPAIR. 2. MCPL ADAMS HAS SERVED WITH LOYALTY AT MANY CANADIAN FORCES BASES ACROSS...

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C&E Association AGM – 14 Nov 2018

The Communications and Electronic (C&E) Association will be having its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 14 November 2018 starting at 18:30 PM in the 33 Signals Regiment Officers Mess, Maj E.J.G. Holland VC armoury, 2100 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1G 3V3. As...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL ERIC THIBEAULT, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ERIC THIBEAULT WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 7 JAN 2019 AFTER MORE THAN 26 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. ORIGINALLY FROM BAIE-COMEAU (QUEBEC), LCOL THIBEAULT JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 10 JUL 1992 AND...

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RETIREMENT – MWO GLEN CHIASSON, CD – 00362-03 ACISS-CST

RETIREMENT – MWO GLEN CHIASSON, CD – 00362-03 ACISS-CST

1. MWO G. CHIASSON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 JANUARY 2019 AFTER 28 YEARS OF COMBINED LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF. 2. MWO CHIASSON JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 26 JUNE 1991 IN HALIFAX AS A MEMBER OF 723 COMM RES SQN....

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RETIREMENT – WO DANIEL STANBRA, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – WO DANIEL STANBRA, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. DANIEL STANBRA WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 14 DECEMBER 2018 AFTER 24 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. DAN ENROLLED IN SEPTEMBER 1994 AS AN ARMOURED CREWMAN SERVING WITH THE 8TH CANADIAN HUSSARS (PRINCESS LOUISE S) AND LORD STRATHCONA...

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BCOC 0005 Graduation Parade and Mess Dinner Invitation

BCOC 0005 Graduation Parade and Mess Dinner Invitation

Good Day CELE Officers, I am pleased to announce that the BCOC Session 0005 candidates will be celebrating their course graduation with a formal Mess Dinner and Graduation Parade. The graduation parade will be held on the Morning of 06 December 2018, see schedule...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ TIMOTHY WALLACE, MMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ TIMOTHY WALLACE, MMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER MORE THAN 43 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, MAJ WALLACE WILL RETIRE ON 28 NOV 18. 2. MAJ WALLACE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES COMMUNICATION RESERVE IN 1975 AS A LINEMAN WITH...

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CFJSR MCpl Gregg was presented with Command Commendation

CFJSR MCpl Gregg was presented with Command Commendation

On 17 OCT 2018 during the CJOC Commander's visit to CFJSR Kingston, MCpl N. Gregg was presented with a Command Commendation by LGen M.N. Rouleau, Commander CJOC. CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND COMMANDER’S COMMENDATION: Master Corporal Gregg deployed to Iraq form...

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RETIREMENT – MWO MARC FAVREAU, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – MWO MARC FAVREAU, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. ON 28 DECEMBER 2018 AFTER MORE THAN 37 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MWO MARC FAVREAU WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC BRANCH. 2. MWO FAVREAU GREW UP IN POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES (EAST END OF MONTREAL) AND WHEN...

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Signals Branch Anniversaries Celebration in Kosovo

Signals Branch Anniversaries Celebration in Kosovo

On 17 October 2018, members of Task Force Pristina in Op KOBOLD celebrated a joint signals branch celebration of both the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (115th Anniversary) and the Polish Signals Corps (460th Anniversary). The event...

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RETIREMENT-LCOL PAUL MARTIN, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

RETIREMENT-LCOL PAUL MARTIN, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL PAUL MARTIN RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 24 SEPTEMBER AFTER 31 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. LCOL MARTIN JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE ON 20 JUNE 1987. DURING HIS CAREER AS A CELE AIR OFFICER, HE WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE...

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RETIREMENT – MWO ROSS DICKS, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – MWO ROSS DICKS, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. MWO ROSS DICKS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 26 OCTOBER 2018 AFTER 36 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. ROSS ENROLLED ON 25 FEBRUARY 1982 IN ST JOHN S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND AFTER RECRUIT TRAINING SERVED AT 770 COMM RSCH SQN GANDER, 771 COMM RSCH...

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RETIREMENT – CWO DANNY BRASSARD, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – CWO DANNY BRASSARD, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. CWO DANNY BRASSARD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON THE 14 NOV 2018, AFTER 29 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER BRASSARD ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES AS A RAD OP, IN APRIL 1989, AT CFRC...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ FRANÇOIS A.W. BAK, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ FRANÇOIS A.W. BAK, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. IN RECOGNITION OF THE 35 YEAR MILITARY CAREER OF MAJ BAK, RETIREMENT DATE OF 1 OCTOBER 2018. 2. MAJ FRANÇOIS BAK ENROLLED IN THE COMM RES IN 1983 AS A RADIO-TELETYPE OPERATOR. HE FILLED VARIOUS POSITIONS AT 763 (OTTAWA) COMM REGT INCLUDING RAD DET COMD; TRG SGT;...

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AFCEA IT Security Course 2018

AFCEA IT Security Course 2018

Dear C&E Association Members, Our Association is grateful for the support of our AFCEA Canada partner.   As part of our collaboration we are pleased to provide information on their forthcoming IT Security Course being held in Ottawa 19-23 November 2018.  Attached...

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RETIREMENT  – CWO ALAIN POIRIER, CD

RETIREMENT – CWO ALAIN POIRIER, CD

1. CWO ALAIN POIRIER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 26 OCTOBER 2018 AFTER MORE THAN 31 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DECATED SERVICES TO THE COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH. 2. ORIGINALY FROM BAIE-COMEAU, QC, HE JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN...

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C&E Branch Professional Development Week

C&E Branch Professional Development Week

The C&E Branch will be conducting its annual professional development week this year from 30 October through until 02 November 2018 inclusive. Event Request approval has been submitted and is currently at the MND Level awaiting approval. Your support is requested in both socializing to your respective establishments, as well as authorizing their participation.

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Maj Kris Hjalmarson receives medals – OP KOBOLD

Maj Kris Hjalmarson receives medals – OP KOBOLD

Major Kris Hjalmarson served a six-month tour in Pristina, Kosovo as the theatre CHIEF INFOSEC for NATO Kosovo Forces (KFOR) overseeing network security for 1200 computers on three networks in a 29 nation (including Partnership-for-Peace) multinational environment....

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RETIREMENT – CPL LEE D’ENTREMONT – 00120 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – CPL LEE D’ENTREMONT – 00120 COMM RSCH

1. CORPORAL (CPL) LEE D’ENTREMONT WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 16 OCT 18 AFTER 14 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. LEE JOINED THE REGULAR FORCES AS A WEAPON’S...

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