RETIREMENT – BGEN S.M. MORITSUGU, OMM, CD – 00341 SIGS

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1. HAVING HAD THE HONOUR TO SERVE CANADA FOR 36 YEARS, BRIGADIER-GENERAL STEVE MORITSUGU, OMM, CD, WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 25 JUNE 2019.

2. BGEN MORITSUGU WAS COMMISSIONED AS A SIGNAL OFFICER UPON GRADUATION FROM ROYAL ROADS MILITARY COLLEGE IN 1987. HE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING DIRECTLY WITH SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AVIATORS AS:

  1. TROOP COMMANDER, SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON, PETAWAWA (1988 TO 1990), FROM WHERE HE DEPLOYED TO IRAN WITH 88 SIGNAL REGIMENT, UNITED NATIONS IRAN-IRAQ MILITARY OBSERVER GROUP;
  2. REGIMENTAL SIGNAL OFFICER, LORD STRATHCONA’S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS), CALGARY (1990 TO 1992);
  3. OFFICER COMMANDING 4 SQUADRON, 1ST CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL REGIMENT, KINGSTON (1997 TO 1999);
  4. COMMANDING OFFICER, COMBAT TRAINING CENTRE SIGNAL SQUADRON, GAGETOWN (1999 TO 2001);
  5. OFFICER COMMANDING A SQUADRON, CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS, KINGSTON (2001 TO 2003);
  6. COMMANDER, 73 COMMUNICATION GROUP, EDMONTON (2009 TO 2010), FROM WHERE HE DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN IN 2010-2011 AS LEADER OF THE MISSION TRANSITION TASK FORCE LIAISON AND PLANNING TEAM; AND
  7. COMMANDER, CANADIAN FORCES INFORMATION OPERATIONS GROUP, LEITRIM (2014 TO 2016).

3. IN ADDITION TO NUMEROUS COURSES, INCLUDING THE CANADIAN LAND FORCE COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE, THE COMBAT TEAM COMMANDER COURSE, AND THE ADVANCED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER CERTIFICATION AT ICOLLEGE, NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY, BGEN MORITSUGU BENEFITED FROM EDUCATIONAL POSTINGS AT:

  1. THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AT SHRIVENHAM, ENGLAND;
  2. THE CANADIAN FORCES LANGUAGE SCHOOL, TO LEARN SPANISH;
  3. THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY COOPERATION, FORT BENNING, GEORGIA, FOR THE US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF OFFICER COURSE, IN SPANISH; AND
  4. THE INTER-AMERICAN DEFENSE COLLEGE, WASHINGTON, DC.

4. HE DID HIS PENANCE AS A STAFF OFFICER AT:

  1. HEADQUARTERS, 1 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP, CALGARY;
  2. DIRECTOR OF LAND REQUIREMENTS, LAND FORCE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS;
  3. CANADIAN DEFENCE LIAISON STAFF, WASHINGTON;
  4. CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS / CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND HEADQUARTERS; AND
  5. CANADIAN FORCES INTELLIGENCE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS AND THE COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT.

5. HAVING NEVER BEFORE BEEN AN ADULT CIVILIAN, MR MORITSUGU LOOKS FORWARD TO MAKING TIME IN RETIREMENT TO SLEEP ADEQUATELY, EAT HEALTHILY AND EXERCISE REGULARLY.

6. TO MARK HIS RETIREMENT, BGEN MORITSUGU WILL HOST A GATHERING ON MONDAY 24 JUNE 2019 AT 1400 HRS AT THE CANADIAN FORCES STATION LEITRIM ALL RANKS’ MESS, 3454 LEITRIM ROAD, OTTAWA. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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Mark Morrison
2 years ago

Congratulations my old friend. Mark Morrison, 778

Kirsten boucher
2 years ago

A late congratulations from Kirsten (nee Bellach), and old high school friend.

Allen Batchelar, LCol ret’d
3 years ago

Congratulations Steve on a great career. I knew you had in you. “Retirement” is good as it gives one a chance to expand their horizons beyond life in the military. Enjoy it