1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER JAMES (JIM) DOPPLER, M.M.M., CD, WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 JANUARY 2021 AFTER 34 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATE SERVICE TO CANADA.

2. JIM WAS BORN IN HUMBOLDT, SASKATCHEWAN, WAS RAISED ON A FARM AND GREW UP IN THE TOWN OF MUENSTER. AFTER A BRIEF STINT WORKING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, HE ENROLLED WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN SEPTEMBER 1986 IN SASKATOON AS A TELETYPE OPERATOR. WITH THE AMALGAMATION OF THE RADOP AND TELOP TRADES HE THEN BECAME A SIGNAL OPERATOR AND LATER WITH FURTHER CHANGES BECAME AN ARMY COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST.

3. WITH THE AMALGAMATION OF TRADES, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER DOPPLER HAS SERVED THE CANADIAN ARMY AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS IN MANY CAPACITIES AND LEADERSHIP ROLES; SUCH AS A TELETYPE & RADIO OPERATOR, COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY CUSTODIAN, LEASED FACILITIES MANAGER, REAR-LINK DETACHMENT COMMANDER, TRAINING SERGEANT, TROOP WARRANT OFFICER, OPERATIONS WARRANT OFFICER, SQUADRON SERGEANT-MAJOR AND REGIMENTAL SERGEANT-MAJOR. HE HAS ENJOYED POSTINGS TO CFB EDMONTON, HQ AFCENT BRUNSSUM THE NETHERLANDS, 76 COMMUNICATION GROUP OTTAWA, 79 COMMUNICATIONS REGIMENT AND CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT KINGSTON, 731 SIGNAL SQUADRON SHILO, LANGUAGE COURSES IN OTTAWA, WINNIPEG AND SHILO, ARMY HQ OTTAWA, 742 SIGNAL SQUADRON EDMONTON (AS A NEW PRIVATE, THEN AS THE RSM), CFB SHILO (TWICE AS BASE RSM) AND 3RD CANADIAN DIVISION SUPPORT GROUP EDMONTON AS THE FORMATION SERGEANT-MAJOR WHICH INCLUDED BEING THE BASE RSM FOR EDMONTON AND WAINWRIGHT. LASTLY, HE SERVED ON OPERATIONAL TOURS TO BOSNIA AND KOSOVO.

4. CWO DOPPLER HAS MANY FOND MEMORIES AND IS GRATEFUL FOR THE EXPERIENCES AND OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED TO HIM OVER THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER, ESPECIALLY THE LAST 10 YEARS AS A CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS. HE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE HE SERVED WITH, HAVE MENTORED HIM, AND IS THANKFUL FOR THE LASTING AND GREAT FRIENDSHIPS DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS.

5. JIM’S RETIREMENT WILL BE SHORT, AS HE IS TRANSITIONING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE AS A SECURITY ANALYST AND WILL BE EMPLOYED AS THE CFB SHILO INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY OFFICER. FURTHER, JIM WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THE MILITARY AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH HIS VOLUNTEER EFFORTS.

6. FOR THE TIME BEING, JIM WILL REMAIN IN BRANDON, MANITOBA WITH HIS LOVELY AND ALWAYS SUPPORTIVE WIFE KAREN AND TOGETHER THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS JOCELYN AND KENDRA ALONG WITH SON-IN-LAW SHAWN AND SOON TO BE GRANDCHILD. KAREN AND JIM WILL ENJOY THEIR SEASONAL CAMPING SITE AND OR COURSE CONTINUE TO MASTER THEIR GOLFING SKILLS AND HOPE TO AGAIN DO SOME TRAVELLING. TIME PERMITTING, JIM MAY DO SOME HOME RENOVATIONS.

7. TO COMMEMORATE HIS DEDICATION TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY/LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE ONCE THE COVID19 SITUATION ALLOWS. BEST WISHES AND CONGRATULATORY CAREER ANECDOTES CAN BE SENT TO MWO PAUL INGRAHAM AT [email protected].

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