RETIREMENT – CHIEF WARRANT OFFCIER G. PHILIBERT, CD, 00381 – CWO

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Retirement Date: 04/07/2023

 

1. AFTER MORE THAN 36 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, CWO G. PHILIBERT WILL HANG UP HIS UNIFORM FOR THE LAST TIME ON 4 JULY 2023.

 

2. G. WAS BORN IN JOLIETTE, QC AND ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR (AKA SIGINT SPEC) IN MAY 1987 TO BECOME A RUSSIAN LINGUIST/ANALYST. OVER THE PAST 36 YEARS, HE HAS ENJOYED A MYRIAD OF POSTINGS IN CANADA AND ABROAD SUCH AS GANDER, NL; CFS LEITRIM AND CHIEF OF DEFENCE INTELLIGENCE (CDI) IN OTTAWA; 21 ELECTRONIC WARFARE (EW) RGMT IN KINGSTON; NAVAL SECURITY GROUP ACTIVITY (NSGA) NORTHWEST & NORFOLK IN VIRGINIA; AS WELL AS DETACHMENT SERGEANT-MAJOR AT CFIOG DETACHMENT FT. MEADE IN MARYLAND, USA TO NAME A FEW. CWO PHILIBERT ALSO COMPLETED TWO TOURS AT CFS ALERT, NWT; AND ONE IN AFGHANISTAN.

 

CWO PHILIBERT’S EMPLOYMENT IN THE SIGINT SPEC OCCUPATION INCLUDED MANY OF THE TRADITIONAL AND NOT SO TRADITIONAL SPECIALIZED TRADE EMPLOYMENT AREAS SUCH AS: MORSE CODE OPERATOR, FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPECIALIST, HIGH FREQUENCY DIRECTION FINDING (HFDF) OPERATOR, PROCESSING & REPORTING ANALYST, INSTRUCTOR AT NAVAL BASE NORFOLK, SPACE SYSTEM ANALYST AS WELL AS SEVERAL SERGEANT MAJOR ROLES.

 

PROMOTED TO CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN APRIL 2017, HE WAS APPOINTED AS THE CANADIAN FORCES ELECTRONIC WARFARE CENTRE (CFEWC) UNIT CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER AND THEN IN 2019, HE BECAME THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (C&E) BRANCH CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER UP UNTIL 2022. CWO PHILIBERT WILL BE RETIRING FROM HIS CURRENT POSITION AS THE 7 COMMUNICATION GROUP, FORMATION GROUP CWO.

 

3. G. WISHES TO EXTEND HIS SINCERE APPRECIATION TO HIS LOVELY WIFE TRACEY OF 26 YEARS AND THEIR TWO INCREDIBLE CHILDREN, EMILY AND MATHIEUX, FOR THE CONTINUOUS SUPPORT AND SACRIFICES THAT MADE IT ALL POSSIBLE. HE IS GRATEFUL TO HIS MILITARY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES FOR MAKING THESE 36 YEARS SO EXCEPTIONAL.

 

4. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY WILL BE HELD AT THE CFS LEITRIM ALL RANKS MESS ON 6 JULY 2023. HOT DOGS AND BURGERS WILL BE PROVIDED BETWEEN 1230-1400 FOLLOWED BY CERTIFICATES PRESENTATION. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND, SHARE STORIES AND BID FAREWELL. PLEASE RSVP TO JASON(dot)DANIELS(at)FORCES(dot)GC(dot)CA OR STEPHANE(dot)ROCHETTE(at)FORCES(dot)GC(dot)CA NLT 28 JUNE 2023. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, STORIES OR ANECDOTES CAN ALSO BE SENT TO THE SAME ADDRESS.

 

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Wes Lake
10 months ago

Congrats, 36 years amazing accomplishment., enjoy your well deserved retirement.