RETIREMENT – CAPT TIMOTHY F. STEVENS, CD – 00341 SIGS

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1. AFTER 34 + YEARS OF REGULAR FORCE SERVICE TO QUEEN AND COUNTRY, CAPTAIN TIMOTHY STEVENS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 09 APR 2021.

2. CAPT STEVENS’ CAREER BEGAN ON 20 OCT 1985 WHEN HE ENROLLED IN THE MILITIA AS AN INFANTRYMAN WITH THE HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGT IN BELLEVILLE ON. HE TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCE ON 05 FEB 1987 AT CRTC PETERBOROUGH ON. AFTER A FEW MONTHS BETWEEN BOTH CFRS CORNWALLIS AND THE RCR BATTLE SCHOOL IN PETAWAWA, THEN PTE STEVENS WAS POSTED TO 2 RCR IN GAGETOWN NB UNTIL AUG 1988 WHEN HE WAS POSTED TO PETAWAWA TO 3 CDO CDN AB REGT. TPR STEVENS WOULD SERVE IN MANY ROLES, BE PROMOTED CPL AND DEPLOYED TO SOMALIA FROM DEC 1992-MAY1993 OVER HIS 6 YEARS IN THE SUN. SHORTLY AFTER HIS RTN FROM SOMALIA, CPL STEVENS APPLIED FOR AND WAS ACCEPTED TO ATTEND HIS QL 3 LINE TRAINING COURSE FROM SEP-DEC 1994. UPON COMPLETION, AS A FRESHLY MINTED LINEMAN, CPL STEVENS WAS POSTED TO 1 CMBG HQ AND SIG SQN IN CALGARY FROM FEB 1995-JAN 1997. DURING THIS TIME HE GAINED LOTS OF FIELD, STATIC AND SOCIAL LINE EXPERIENCES, DEPLOYED TO BOSNIA AND WAS PROMOTED MCPL. RE-JOINING 1 SIGS, NOW MOVED TO EDMONTON, MCPL STEVENS RESUMED DUTIES IN 1 SIGS LINE TP UNTIL HE DEPLOYED TO KOSOVO FROM JUN-DEC 1999. AFTER HIS RETURN TO 1 SIGS, MCPL STEVENS WAS POSTED TO CFS MASSET IN JUN 2000. IN JUN 2002, NOW PROMOTED TO SGT, HE WAS POSTED BACK TO EDMONTON AS 742 SIGS SQN LCF. IN JUN 2006, NOW PROMOTED TO WO, HE WAS POSTED TO 3 ASG SIG SQN IN GAGETOWN AS THE AREA LCF. PROMOTED TO MWO IN JUL 2009, MWO STEVENS WAS POSTED BACK TO PETAWAWA AS 2 CMBG LCS UNTIL AUG 2013. DURING THIS TIME MWO STEVENS DEPLOYED WITH 2 SIGS AS PART OF TF 5-10 FROM AUG 2010-JUL 2011. MWO STEVENS, UPON COMPLETION OF SLT, WAS APPOINTED SSM OF 4 CDSG SIG SQN IN PETAWAWA UNTIL JUN 2015 WHEN HE WAS PROMOTED TO CWO AND APPOINTED THE RSM OF 1 CMBG HQ AND SIG SQN IN EDMONTON. JUN 2018, CWO STEVENS WAS POSTED TO 3 CDN DIV HQ IN JUN 2018 WHERE HE WAS SOON PROMOTED TO CAPT AND INTO THE G63-2 POSN.

3. TIM AND VANESSA WILL REMAIN IN THE EDMONTON AREA FOR THE NEAR FUTURE. TIM HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION WITH A WORLD RENOWNED TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY AS A NICE BRIDGE TO FULL RETIREMENT. WHILE NOT FAR OFF, HIS FULL RETIREMENT PLANS ARE STILL IN DRAFT. MTF.

4. THERE WILL NOT BE AN IMMEDIATE DWD CEREMONY UNTIL LATER THIS SUMMER, WHEN, WITH FINGERS CROSSED, RESTRICTIONS HAVE LOOSENED ENOUGH TO HAVE A LINE WORTHY BLOWOUT OF A SHINDIG.

5. ANECDOTES, STORIES, CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, AND ANY PICTURES ARE WELCOME. PLEASE SEND BY EMAIL TO MWO PATRICK LOVE ([email protected]) CSN 528-8229.

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1 year ago

 The country owes so much to people like Timothy! Providing more than 34 years of service is a challenging task.

Marianne Thompson
3 years ago

Congratulations Tim! Where have the years gone? I remember so well when you used to come to our house on Herchmer, cut my lawn, I still have the coffee mug you gave me, “Getting My Sheep Together”. You were special to all of us. All the best to you & Vanessa for your next phase in life.

Richard
3 years ago

Congratulations Tim, from all your family back in the Maritimes.

Jennifer and Robin You f
3 years ago

From Trooper to MWO to Captain… Blue Lou is looking down on you with pride! Congratulations Tim and Vanessa!

Michael Clarke
3 years ago

Tim,

I wanted to take a moment to wish you all the best in your future endeavors and where they will take you and your family.

Thank you for your mentorship over the years. Enjoy your well-deserved retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces, Signals Branch and the Line Technician Trade.

3 years ago

Tim,
Always seem to cross paths Edmonton to Kandahar and back again in Edmonton. Looking forward to seeing soon. Public service is waiting for you. Enjoy your retirement from the uniform.

Mark Desroches
3 years ago

Tim
Was always a good day when you we’re around.
Was tough to leave my troops in KAF, but I knew they would be taken care of under your leadership.
Enjoy the next path in your journey.