RETIREMENT – CWO CHRISTOPHER IVES BOWMAN, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

by | Feb 16, 2022 | Retirements | 3 comments

1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER CHRISTOPHER IVES BOWMAN WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 18 APRIL 2022 AFTER 32+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

2. CWO BOWMAN ENROLLED AS A COOK ON 11 AUGUST 1988, REMUSTERED TO INFANTRY IN 1995 – SERVED WITH 2RCR GAGETOWN AND 3PPCLI EDMONTON, THEN BECAME A SIGINT SPECIALIST ON 15 MARCH 2002. DURING HIS CAREER HE SERVED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CANADA AND ABROAD INCLUDING: LAHR GERMANY, CFB CALGARY, CFB GAGETOWN, CFB EDMONTON, CANADIAN FORCES STATION LEITRIM, NAVY CYBER DEFENCE OPERATIONS COMMAND VIRGINIA BEACH, CFNOC, CFIOG OUTCAN HQ DETACHMENT MARYLAND, CFIOG HQ AND FINISHED OFF BACK AT CFS LEITRIM. CWO BOWMAN ALSO DEPLOYED TO FORMER YUGOSLAVIA (X2), BOSNIA AND AFGHANISTAN (X2).

3. HAVING HELD A VARIETY OF POSITIONS THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER INCLUDING COOK – 1RCHA, 4CER, BASE FOODS GERMANY AND 1SVC BATTALION, INFANTEER – RIFLEMAN, PIONEER, PARATROOPER, SIGINT SPECIALIST – EAGERNESS & RAVENWING OPERATOR, ICIS, SIGINT GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS CELL SME & INSTRUCTOR, UNITED STATES NAVY CHIEF, DIGITAL FORENSICS & MALWARE ANALYSIS LAB MANAGER, CYBER DEFENCE OPERATIONS WO, SUPPORT SQUADRON SERGEANT-MAJOR, OUTCAN SERGEANT-MAJOR, SIGINT SPECIALIST SENIOR OCCUPATION ADVISOR, AND STATION CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER CFS LEITRIM. CWO BOWMAN IS GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE HIM AND SUPPORTED HIM THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. HE IS ESPECIALLY THANKFUL FOR THE UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT OF HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

4. UPON RETIREMENT, CWO BOWMAN AND HIS WIFE RONDA – RETIRED RCAF MWO – WILL BE RETURNING TO ALBERTA TO LIVE THE GOOD LIFE AND SPEND PRECIOUS TIME WITH THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW, THREE GRANDCHILDREN, AND BOTH MOTHERS. NOW THAT IS A HOUSE FULL.

5. DUE TO ONGOING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THERE MAY BE A LOW-KEY DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE CWO BOWMAN’S DEPARTURE FROM THE CAF. DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, SALUTATIONS, ANECDOTES, AND BEST WISHES CAN BE FORWARDED TO THE ATTENTION OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS CHRIS MCBRIDE ([email protected]) NLT 20 MARCH 2022.

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Wayne Forster
9 months ago

Ives, Congratulation on a stellar career and I wish you all the best in your plans for a well deserved retirement. It was a pleasure serving with you! Cheers Wayne

Maryse Morgan
9 months ago

Congratulations to you on a very distinguished career. We are so proud of you and wish you well in your hard earned retirement. P

Patrick Chiasson
9 months ago

Congratulation Ives for your great career a d all your accomplishments. It has been a pleasure to know you and work alongside. You have been and still are a role model for all juniors. Good luck on your well deserved retirement. Enjoy life to the fullest with your love ones. Pat / Johanne