RETIREMENT – CPL JORDAN HEDSTROM – 00384 – LINE TECH

by | Jun 16, 2022 | Events, Retirements | 0 comments

 

1. CORPORAL JORDAN HEDSTROM WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 10 JUL 2022, AFTER 9 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, ROYAL CANADIAN CORP OF SIGNALS AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE LINE TRADE.

 2. JORDAN ENROLLED ON 10 JUL 2013 IN CALGARY, ALBERTA AND CONDUCTED HIS BASIC TRAINING IN ST. JEAN, QUEBEC IN 2013. HE WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO 1 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BATTLE GROUP HEADQUARTERS & SIGNALS IN 2014. IN 2016, WITH PRINCESS PATRICIA’S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY 3RD BATTALION, JORDAN DUG-IN AND RAN TACTICAL WIRE ACROSS ALBERTA’S GLORIOUS TRAINING GROUNDS IN SUPPORT OF THE BRIGADE.

JORDAN’S NEXT ASSIGNMENT POSTED HIM TO 77 LINE REGIMENT 3 SQUADRON LOCAL LINE WORK CENTER EDMONTON IN 2018, DURING WHICH HE MAINTAINED EDMONTON’S CABLE INFRASTRUCTURE AND GOT HIS FILL OF PLAYING IN THE MUD WITHIN THE MAINTENANCE HOLES OF CFB EDMONTON.  IN 2021, HIS FINAL CAREER MOVE WAS NOT A FAR MOVE TO REGIONAL LINE WORK CENTER EDMONTON. THERE HIS INTRODUCTION TO 2ND LINE ANTENNA MAINTENANCE WAS BRAVING THE WINTERY TUNDRA’S OF SUFFIELD, ALBERTA AND THEN A PLEASANT PLANK-WALKING EXPERIENCE 110FT ABOVE GROUND IN MASSET, BRITISH COLUMBIA. JORDAN’S OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE CONSISTED OF A DEPLOYMENT TO KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IMPACT IN 2019. 

3. JORDAN IS A WELL-MANNERED AND HIGHLY CAPABLE SOLDIER THAT ROUTINELY TREATED THE CREW TO HIS DELICIOUS FOOD OFFERINGS DURING HIS TIME AWAY FROM HOME. HE IS TRULY INCUMBENT OF AN OUTSTANDING TRADESMAN THAT ANY CREW WOULD BE LUCKY TO HAVE. THE TERM WIRE BRUSH DOES COME TO MIND AS HE CLEANED, REPAIRED AND ORGANIZED EVERYTHING IN HIS WAKE. HIS FUTURE PLANS ARE TO STAY LOCALLY IN EDMONTON AND IS CURRENTLY KEEPING HIS OPTIONS OPEN TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES THAT HEAVILY INVOLVES LABOUR INTENSIVE AND HANDS-ON WORK.

4. JORDAN HAS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE A FORMAL RETIREMENT CEREMONY. MESSAGES CAN BE SENT TO HIM DIRECTLY IF YOU ALREADY HAVE HIS CONTACT INFORMATION; IF NOT, FEEL FREE TO SEND MESSAGES TO [email protected] AND THEY WILL BE FORWARDED TO HIM.

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