1. CWO DANNY BRASSARD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON THE 14 NOV 2018, AFTER 29 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER BRASSARD ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES AS A RAD OP, IN APRIL 1989, AT CFRC CHICOUTIMI, QUEBEC. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF RECRUIT TRG AT THE CANADIAN FORCES RECRUIT SCHOOL SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, HE PROCEEDED FOR DRIVER WHEEL TRG AT CFB BORDEN. HE COMPLETED HIS QL3 RAD OP TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE) AT CFB KINGSTON IN OCTOBER 1990. UPON COMPLETION OF INITIAL TRADES TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO 1 CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNALS REGIMENT. HE COMPLETED AN OPERATIONAL TOUR TO HAITI IN 1995. IN 1996 CPL BRASSARD WAS POSTED TO 1 RCHA AT CFB SHILO, MANITOBA WHERE HE GOT PROMOTED TO MCPL IN 1998 AND AFTERWARD COMPLETED AN OPERATIONAL TOUR TO BOSNIA IN MAR TO SEP 2000.

3. MCPL BRASSARD GOT POSTED TO 2 R22R AT CFB VALCARTIER SUMMER 2001, WHERE HE COMPLETED A SECOND TOUR TO BOSNIA IN 2002. HE GOT PROMOTED TO SGT IN NOV 2002 AND GOT POSTED TO 5 SVC BN IN JAN 2003. DETACHED TO QGET, HE COMPLETED OPERATIONAL TOUR TO KABUL, AFGHANISTAN IN 2004. UPON PROMOTION, WO BRASSARD GOT POSTED TO CFJSR AT CFB KINGSTON IN 2006, WHERE HE COMPLETED HIS LAST OPERATIONAL TOUR TO KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN IN 2008.

4. NOW PROMOTED TO MWO, HE GOT POSTED TO 76 COMM GP AS SSM 765 COMM SQN FROM 2011 TO 2014 IN TUNNEYS PASTURE OTTAWA. AFTERWARD, MWO BRASSARD SERVED AS THE ACISS JNR CAREER MANAGER FROM 2014 TO 2016. HE THEN GOT POSTED TO DLCSPM AS AN LIFE CYCLE MATERIAL MANAGEMENT (LCMM) FROM AUG 2016 TO MAY 2017. PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK, CWO BRASSARD WAS TRANSFERED TO CANADIAN FORCES CRYPTO SUPPORT SQUADRON (CFCSS) FROM 2017 TO 2018.

5. UPON RETIREMENT, DANNY WILL STAY IN THE GATINEAU AREA WHERE HE PLANS TO DO SOME VOLUNTEERING AND ENJOY SOME WELL DESERVED FAMILLY TIME, DO SOME CAMPING AND SPEND TIMES IN ARENAS WITH HIS SPOUSE GUYLAINE AND TWO SONS XAVIER AND NATHAN.

6. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TO HONOUR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER DANNY BRASSARD’S CAREER ON 16th NOVEMBER 2018 AT THE BRITISH HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND PUB (THEBRITISH.CA) STARTING AT 1830 HRS. ANECDOTES, STORIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES FOR CWO BRASSARD ARE WELCOMED AND ARE TO BE FORWARD TO WO OLIVIER SAMUEL AT OLIVIER.SAMUEL@FORCES.GC.CA

7. FOR THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE TO WO OLIVIER SAMUEL AT OLIVIER.SAMUEL@FORCES.GC.CA NO LATER THAN 1 NOV 18. THE COST TO ATTEND IS 40 DOLLARS, WHICH WILL GO TO OFFSET THE COSTS OF THE EVENT AND A SMALL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS HIS RETIREMENT GIFT.