1. CAPTAIN DAN ANECA WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON MAY 3, 2021 AFTER 30 + YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF, CANADIAN ARMY AND THE RCCS.

2. DAN JOINED THE CAF AS AN NCM IN TORONTO IN MARCH 1991 AS A POET. AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS, HE COMPLETED POET AT CFSCE IN KINGSTON AND WENT OFF TO BORDEN TO AWAIT HIS QL3’S FOR IE TECH. ONCE THERE, THE CAF WAS GOING THROUGH SOME CHANGES AND HE HAD TO SELECT A NEW TRADE. LINEMAN WAS OFFERED AND DAN ACCEPTED. BACK TO CFSCE HE WENT.

3. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF HIS LINEMAN QL3’S DAN WAS POSTED ACROSS THE STREET TO 1CDHSR. HE DEPLOYED TO THE GOLAN HEIGHTS IN 1995 AND WAS POSTED TO 724 COMM SQN GAGETOWN IN 1996.

4. IN 1999 CPL ANECA HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEPLOY WITH 2 RCR BG TO BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. UPON RETURN A VOT TO LCIS TECH WAS MADE POSSIBLE, SO BACK TO KINGSTON HE WENT.

5. AFTER HIS LCIS QL3’S IN CFSCE CPL ANECA WAS POSTED BACK TO GAGETOWN TO 4 AD REGT 210 WKSP. DAN WAS APPOINTED MCPL AFTER A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR THERE AND TOOK OVER THE ADATS MAINTENANCE SECTION. IN 2002 HE DEPLOYED TO KANANASKIS COUNTRY FOR THE G8 SUMMIT. IN 2005 HE FOUND HIMSELF BACK IN 3 ASG SIG SQN. WORKING MANY A JOB THAT MOST TECHS DON’T GET TO WORK, HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND POSTED TO CFJSR IN KINGSTON IN 2009.

6. 2010 SAW SGT ANECA IN CAMP SOUTER KABUL AFGHANISTAN AS THE DET COMD AND SENIOR CANADIAN SIGNALLER IN THE AREA. IN 2012 HE WOULD SEE HIS WO’S AND THE HARDEST YEAR OF HIS LIFE IN THE MILTARY, HIS YEAR LONG FRENCH COURSE. UPON A BARELY SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION AND WITH HIS NEW LANGUAGE PROFILE OF BBB, OFF TO GATINEAU IN THE NCR HE WENT. AS THE TECH WO IN THE PROJECT TRYING TO FIELD ELAN AND KIT OUT THE ARMOURED VEHICLES, WO ANECA WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO CFR.

7. IN 2015, AFTER THE ARDUOUS BSOC COURSE IN CFSCE KINGSTON, BACK TO THE NCR IT WAS IN THE SAME PROJECT HE HAD LEFT. IN 2018 HE WAS POSTED TO HIS CURRENT POSITION AT THE RECRUITING CENTRE IN HALIFAX AS THE ATLANTIC ATTRACTIONS OFFICER.

8. DAN AND HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE KAREN WILL BE LAYING LOW IN THE YARMOUTH AREA TO BE CLOSE TO HIS DAUGHTER SABREENA AND FUTURE GRANDKIDS AS WELL AS TO MAKE IT EASY ON HIS SON TROY WHEN HE IS ON LEAVE FROM THE NAVY.

9. DUE TO COVID-19, AND AT CAPT ANECA’S REQUEST, NO FORMAL DWD WILL BE HELD. IF ANYONE THAT KNOWS DAN IS EVER IN THE YARMOUTH AREA, PLEASE DROP HIM A LINE [email protected] AND HE WILL BE HAPPY TO SHARE A BEVVIE OR TWO. CONGRATULATORY NOTES MAY BE SENT TO DAN DIRECTLY OR BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO LT(N) GERRY DOUCET ([email protected]) WHO WILL ENSURE DAN GETS THE MESSAGE.

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