RETIREMENT – COL C. MCGUFFIN, CD – 00341 SIGS

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1. ON 27 NOVEMBER 2017, AFTER 28 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, COL C. MCGUFFIN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF), THE COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. COL C. MCGUFFIN JOINED THE CF IN 1989, ATTENDING CMR ST. JEAN AND RMC. HE GRADUATED WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND WAS COMMISSIONED AS A SIGNAL OFFICER IN 1994. OVER THE NEXT 23 YEARS HE SERVED IN EACH OF THE THREE BRIGADE HQ & SIGS SQNS, DISO, 3R22R, CFSCE, LFDTS, NATO, NCSA, AND NDHQ IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES. COL MCGUFFIN DEPLOYED TO BANGUI IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC IN 1998, TO KABUL IN 2006, AND KANDAHAR IN 2010.

3. THERE ARE TOO MANY FRIENDSHIPS AND FOND MEMORIES TO LIST IN THIS MESSAGE. NONETHELESS, COL C. MCGUFFIN WISHES TO HIGHLIGHT HIS POSTING TO 706 COMM SQN, BORDEN WHERE HE MET A TALL TENACIOUS BEAUTY WHO WOULD BECOME HIS WIFE. OTHER REWARDING ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDE HIS COMMAND OF 2 CMBG HQ & SIGS SQN, A FINE GROUP OF PROFESSIONALS THAT HE SERVED WITH IN TASK FORCE KANDAHAR. SQUADRON COMMAND IN SHAPE, BELGIUM AND COMMAND OF 76 COMM GP WERE EQUALLY REWARDING. COL MCGUFFIN CLAIMS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RANK POSTINGS WHEN SO MANY OF THEM WERE SPENT IN THE COMPANY OF GREAT FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. WHATEVER PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS HE HAS ENJOYED IS DUE TO A LARGE NUMBER OF STELLAR SUBORDINATES, COLLABORATIVE FRIENDS, GENEROUS SUPERVISORS, AND THE OCCASIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT.

4. COL C. MCGUFFIN AND HIS WIFE HAVE BUILT A HOME IN OTTAWA, WHERE HE CAN APPLY HIMSELF TO HANDS-ON ENGINEERING IN HIS WORKSHOP AND SHE CAN ENJOY GARDENING AND HER PARALEGAL CAREER. THEY PLAN TO TRAVEL, VISIT FRIENDS AND PURSUE VARIOUS FORMS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

4. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY STAND-UP COCKTAIL WILL BE HELD AT HMCS BYTOWN, THE RCN OFFICERS MESS STARTING AT 1330HRS ON 15 NOVEMBER 2017.

5. ANECDOTES, STORIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES ARE WELCOMED. PLEASE RSVP TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/ ).

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