RETIREMENT – CHIEF PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS DAN HARRIS, CD – 00120, SIGINT SPEC AND 00378, CYBER OP

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Retirement Date: 14/07/2024

1. AFTER 20 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST (SIGINT SPEC) AND CYBER OPERATOR TRADE, CPO2 DAN HARRIS WILL BE RELEASING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES REGULAR FORCE EFFECTIVE 14 JULY 2024.

2. DAN JOINED THE CAF ON 9 JUL 2004 FOLLOWING GRADUATION FROM BASIC TRAINING (SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU) AND TRADE TRAINING AT CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS. HE WAS POSTED TO CANADIAN FORCES STATION LEITRIM IN OCT 06 AND THEN POSTED TO MARITIME PACIFIC HEADQUARTERS (ESQUIMALT, BC) IN AUG 08, WHERE HE FINALLY GOT TO BE NAVY FOR HALF A DAY ON A FAMILY FUN DAY SAIL. HE THEN MOVED OUTCAN TO DENVER COLORADO IN AUG 11. NEXT POSTING WAS BACK TO CANADA AT THE CANADIAN FORCES ELECTRONIC WARFARE CENTRE IN JUL 14 AND HE REMAINED IN OTTAWA WHERE HE TRANSFERRED OVER TO CANADIAN FORCES NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTRE IN JUL 17 AND COMPULSORY TRANSFERRED TO CYBER OP FOR HIS FINAL POSTING. CPO2 HARRIS’ MANY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED DEPLOYMENT TO OP IMPACT OCT 14, CDS COMMENDATION AND PASSING MORSE CODE. DAN IS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY EXPERIENCES, FRIENDSHIPS AND MEMORIES WITH SO MANY AMAZING PEOPLE, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC HE MET OVER HIS LAST 20 YEARS IN UNIFORM. HE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO SUPPORTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER.

3. UPON RETIREMENT DAN PLANS TO STAY IN THE NCR TO JOIN THE PRIMARY RESERVE LIST AS A CYBER OPERATOR, SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME WITH HIS FAMILY, AND GOLF.

4. AT CPO2 HARRIS’ REQUEST, THERE WILL BE A PRIVATE DWD. ANECDOTES AND WELL WISHES MAY BE SENT TO CPO2 TIM TASKER AT [email protected].

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