RETIREMENT – CWO CARSON ROBERTS, CD – 00381 – CWO

by | Jun 15, 2022 | News, Retirements | 2 comments

 

1. CWO CARSON ROBERTS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 04 JULY 2022 AFTER 34+ YEARS OF DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO CAF AND ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS (RCCS).

2. CARSON WAS BORN IN THE SMALL FISHING COMMUNITY OF TRITON, ON THE SHORES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. HE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 4TH OF FEBRUARY 1988. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS QL 3, RAD OP (211) TRAINING IN KINGSTON HE WAS POSTED TO CFB PETAWAWA WHERE HE SPENT THE BETTER PART OF THE NEXT 24 YRS OF HIS CAREER.

HIS INITIAL POST WAS TO SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON (SSF HQ & SIGS) IN 1989. THERE, HE COMPLETED ONE OF HIS MANY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: BECOMING BASIC PARA QUALIFIED. AFTER WHICH, HE HELD HARD PARA POSITIONS FOR MORE THAN 8 YEARS. OTHER UNITS HE SERVED WITH WERE 2 COMBAT ENGINEER REGT, AIRBORNE BTL GP, 2 SVC BN,  AIR-GROUND-AIR HALIFAX AND ONE YEAR WITH OTTAWA ADM IM. HE RETURNED TO PETAWAWA WITH THE ENGINEERS AND 3 RCR BEFORE CONCLUDING HIS CAREER WITH A FINAL POSTING BACK TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED,  2 CMBG HQ & SIGS, AS THE BDE CHIEF COMM OP.

DURING HIS TIME IN PETAWAWA, HE ALSO COMPLETED SEVEN OPERATIONAL TOURS TO INCLUDE: GULF WAR, SOMALIA, 3 TOURS IN BOSNIA, AND 2 AFGHANISTAN TOURS.

IN 2014, HE WAS POSTED, AND APPOINTED, AS SQN SERGEANT-MAJOR 5 CDSG SIGS SQN GAGETOWN UNTIL 2017, WHERE HE WAS POSTED AS THE RSM OF 77 LINE REGT. IN 2020, CARSON WAS APPOINTED TO HIS CURRENT POSITION AS CORPS CHIEF OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

AS THE CORPS CHIEF, CARSON DEDICATED ALL HIS EFFORTS TO ITS BRILLIANT SOLDIERS, NOTORIOUSLY CENTERING EACH MISSION AND IDEA ON THE BETTERMENT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE CORPS. DESPITE CARSON’S GRUFF EXTERIOR, OFTEN BARKING AT HIS FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES, HE CARED DEEPLY ON EVERYONE’S SUCCESS AND GUIDED WITH HIS WISDOM AND COMPASSION.

3. CARSON AND HIS WIFE, JANA, WILL RETURN TO THEIR HOME TOWN WHERE IT ALL STARTED IN NEWFOUNDLAND, BY THE CLIFFS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, WHERE CARSON WILL CONTINUE HIS PASSION OF YELLING AT PEOPLE BUT NOW IN JEANS OUT OF THE WINDOW OF HIS CORVETTE AND SIDE-BY-SIDE.

4. HE WISHES EVERYONE THE BEST OF HEALTH AND KNOWS THAT THE FUTURE OF THE RCCS WILL BE LEFT IN GOOD HANDS.

FAREWELL MY FRIENDS

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Chad
3 months ago

The very best to you and Jana. You have certainly earned the rest and relaxation. Thank you for your mentoring and professionalism.
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MWO Chad Zopf

CWO Gilles Philibert
3 months ago

Carson, it was great working with you. Enjoy a well-deserved retirement my friend.

Cheers,