RETIREMENT – CAPTAIN JOHN. J. LA – 00341, SIGS

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Retirement Date: 02/08/2024

1. AFTER 5 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, CAPT JOHN LA WILL RETIRE 02 AUGUST 2024.

2. CAPT LA STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO AND RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH A MAJOR IN SCIENCE AND BUSINESS. THEY ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A SIGS IN FEBRUARY OF 2019 AND COMPLETED BMOQ AT THE CANADIAN FORCES LEADERSHIP AND RECRUIT SCHOOL. ADDITIONALLY, THEY COMPLETED THE RQ SIG O LT TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS AND WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT FEB 2022. THEY WERE PROMOTED TO CAPT 23 FEB 2022 AND OCCUPIED SEVERAL POSITIONS – 1 SQN D TP COMD, 1 SQN A TP COMD, AND 1 SQN 2IC. A HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR CAREER WAS DEPLOYING AS THE THEATER SIGNAL UNIT COMD FOR EX CWIX 2023, A COALITION FEDERATED MISSION NETWORK (FMN) EXERCISE IN BYDGOSZCZ, POLAND.

3. CAPT LA IS PROUD OF THEIR TIME SPENT WITH THE CAF AND THE SERVICE THEY PROVIDED TO CANADA. JOHN IS ENTHUSED ABOUT MOVING TO DAEJEON, SOUTH KOREA AND JOINING UP WITH THEIR WIFE WOORI (ESTHER) JEONG, AND EXTENDED FAMILY. THEY WILL COMMENCE A NEW CAREER PATH IN THE FAMILY CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS.

4. A SMALL FUNCTION WILL BE HELD STARTING, 1300 ON 25 JULY 2024, AT ST LOUIS WINGS ON HIGHWAY 15 IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND, SHARE STORIES, AND CELEBRATE CAPT LA’S RETIREMENT. PLEASE RSVP TO CAPT MACISAAC AT [email protected]. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, STORIES, PHOTOS OR ANECDOTES CAN ALSO BE SENT TO THE SAME ADDRESS.

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Naomi
1 month ago

Thank you for your service Captain La!