1. AFTER 31 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND 1 YEAR WITH THE RESERVES, CORPORAL KIMBERLY M. MARTEL RETIRED ON THE 15 APRIL 2020. 

2. ON 26 OCTOBER 1988, CPL MARTEL JOINED THE CAF IN TORONTO, AND COMPLETED HER BASIC TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS. UPON GRADUATION FROM BASIC, CPL MARTEL WAS POSTED TO KINGSTON WHERE SHE COMPLETED HER QL3’S. IN DECEMBER 1989, SHE WAS POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM. IN MAY 1991, SHE WAS POSTED TO CFS ALERT WHERE SHE COMPLETED A 6 MONTH TOUR. UPON RETURNING FROM ALERT SHE RETURNED TO CFS LEITRIM IN NOVEMBER 1991, WHERE SHE REMAINED UNTIL POSTED TO CFS MASSET IN AUGUST 1993. CPL MARTEL RETURNED TO CFS LEITRIM IN MARCH 1995 AND IN 2001 WAS POSTED TO CFLS WHERE SHE STUDIED FRENCH.  IN JUNE 2002 CPL MARTEL RETURNS TO CFS LEITRIM. AS A SINGLE MOM SHE COMPLETED A TOUR WITH TASK FORCE ARTEMIS IN THE ARABIAN SEA IN SEPTEMBER 2006, LEAVING BEHIND HER 2 CHILDREN, AND WAS ATTACHED WITH CSEC FROM JULY 2007 UNTIL JULY 2009. CPL MARTEL LEAVES CFS LEITRIM FOR THE LAST TIME AND IS POSTED TO 21 ELECTRONIC WARFARE REGIMENT IN JULY 2011. 

3. CPL MARTEL HAS DECIDED TO HANG HER HAT IN THE KINGSTON AREA, NEAR HER 2 CHILDREN JENNIFER AND NICOLLE. SHE HAS ENROLLED TO STUDY MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION. 

4. CPL MARTEL WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE THAT SHE HAS HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH THROUGHOUT HER CAREER AND ESPECIALLY HER 2 DAUGHTERS WHO HAS STOOD BY HER SIDE OVER THE YEARS AND SUPPORTED HER THROUGHOUT HER MILITARY CAREER. 

5. CPL MARTEL PLANS TO CELEBRATE HER MILITARY CAREER WITH A DWD LUNCH, HOWEVER DUE TO COVID-19 IT WILL BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. PLEASE FORWARD ANY MESSAGES, STORIES OR PHOTOS TO SGT JOHN MICHAUD AT THE EMAIL JMICHAUD@COGECO.CA.