1. AFTER MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, CORPORAL BRIAN TROTTIER-GAGNON WILL RETIRE ON 21 APRIL 2021.

2. BRIAN ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN THE FALL OF 2013 AS A SIGNAL OPERATOR AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO 5 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON (HQ & SIGS SQN) IN VALCARTIER, QC. DURING HIS TIME AT HQ & SIGS SQN, HE DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE BRAVO AND SUPPORT TROOP. HE PARTICIPATED IN NUMEROUS EXERCISES, INCLUDING THE ARMY WARFIGHTING ASSESSMENT (AWA) IN TEXAS IN 2016 AND TRIDENT JUNCTURE IN 2018 IN NORWAY. IN 2019, HE WAS POSTED TO 2 CANADA DIVISION SUPPORT GROUP SIGNALS SQUADRON (2 CDSG SIG SQN) IN VALCARTIER, QC. OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, HE HAS DEMONSTRATED HIS PROFESSIONALISM AS AN ALTERNATE COMSEC CUSTODIAN.

3. BRIAN DECIDED TO MOVE BACK TO TROIS-RIVIÈRES AND ENROL IN A TRUCK DRIVER COURSE TO EMBARK ON A NEW CAREER.

4. BRIAN HAS CHOSEN AN INFORMAL DEPART WITH DIGNITY (DWD), WHERE CLOSE COLLEAGUES WILL BE ABLE TO WISH HIM FAREWELL.

5. YOU CAN SEND YOUR ANECDOTES AND MESSAGES OF CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO WO LECLAIRE AT [email protected].

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