1. CAPTAIN IAN MCEACHERN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 16 JUN 2021 AFTER 22+ YEARS OF SERVICE TO QUEEN AND COUNTRY.

2. BORN IN THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, CAPT MCEACHERN BEGAN HIS MILITARY CAREER BY JOINING THE LAKE SUPERIOR SCOTTISH REGIMENT AS AN INFANTRYMAN. UPON GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE REGULAR OFICER TRAINING PLAN, AND EARNED A B.SC. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY WHILE TRAINING TO BE AN INFANTRY OFFICER. AFTER BEING INJURED TWICE IN THREE DAYS DURING A TRAINING EXERCISE, HE DECIDED TO REMUSTER TO SIGNALS AND PUT HIS DEGREE TO BETTER USE.

3. DURING HIS CAREER IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, CAPT MCEACHERN WAS FIRST POSTED TO OTTAWA AS A PROJECT OFFICER, THEN BACK TO CFSCE AS STANDARDS. AFTER REQUESTING A FIELD POSTING, HE WAS SENT TO EDMONTON, WHERE HE SPENT TWO YEARS DOING GARRISON SIGNALS SUPPORT WITH 742 SIGNALS SQUADRON. A FEW MONTHS AFTER BEING POSTED TO 1 CMBG HQ AS G6 OPS/PLANS, HE DEPLOYED TO KABUL ON OP ATTENTION ROTO 0 AS THE S1, S6, S1 ADVISOR, AND S6 ADVISOR AT THE REGIONAL MILITARY TRAINING CENTRE – CAPITAL. UPON HIS RETURN, HE WAS POSTED AS THE RESERVE SUPPORT STAFF ADJUTANT AND OPERATIONS OFFICER TO 39 SIGNAL REGIMENT IN VICTORIA, WHERE HE ENJOYED THE NEXT THREE SNOW-FREE YEARS. POSTINGS TO 4 CDTC MEAFORD, 31 SIGNAL REGIMENT HAMILTON, AND FINALLY, SERVICE MANAGEMENT CENTRE ACADEMIC, SUPPORTING CANADIAN FORCES COLLEGE IN TORONTO, FOLLOWED.

4. CAPT MCEACHERN HAS SECURED ADMISSION INTO A VERY COMPETITIVE PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM AND LOOKS FORWARD TO COMPLETING IT AND THEN WORKING WITH HIS HANDS.

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