RETIREMENT – CWO KELLY J. PARENT, MMM, CD

by | Jun 18, 2018 | Retirements | 5 comments

1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER PARENT ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES AS A RAD OP, IN MARCH 1989, AT CFRC BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF RECRUIT TRG AT THE CANADIAN FORCES RECRUIT SCHOOL CORNWALLIS, 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) IN APRIL 1990. UPON COMPLETION OF INITIAL TRADES TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO 1 CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNALS REGIMENT. HE COMPLETED AN OPERATIONAL TOUR TO SOMALIA IN 1992-93 AND TO RWANDA IN 1994-95. IN 1996 HE WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL AND POSTED TO 702 COMM SQN IN PETAWAWA. THE FOLLOWING YEAR HE WAS POSTED TO 1 RCR. HE COMPLETED ANOTHER OPERATIONAL TOUR TO BOSNIA WITH 1 RCR AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL HE WAS AGAIN PROMOTED AND POSTED TO 3 RCR IN 2002.

2. SGT PARENT WOULD COMPLETE ANOTHER OPERATIONAL TOUR TO KABUL, AFGHANISTAN IN 2003. ON COMPLETION OF THIS TOUR, HE WAS POSTED TO 2 CMBG HQ AND SIGS SQN. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A TP WO AND WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF WO IN DEC 2004.

3. IN MARCH 2005 WO PARENT WAS SELECTED AND POSTED TO DWYER HILL TRAINING CENTER. WHILE THERE, HE WAS EMPLOYED AS THE NETWORK OPS TP WO FOR TWO YEARS, OPS WO FOR TWO YEARS AND HQ AND SIGS SQN SSM FOR FOUR YEARS. HE ALSO COMPLETED ONE TOUR TO KANDAHAR DURING HIS STAY. IN JULY 2013 HE WAS POSTED TO CFSCE AND APPOINTED AS THE 1 SQN SSM. HE WOULD REMAIN IN CFSCE FOR ONLY ONE YEAR AND THEN BE PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK IN JUNE 2014 AND APPOINTED AS THE 76 COMM REGT CWO. AFTER THREE YEARS AS 76 COMM REGT RSM, CWO PARENT WAS APPOINTED AS THE 7 COMM GP CWO IN 2017 AS WELL AS THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS CWO.

4. KELLY WILL BE REMAINING IN THE OTTAWA AREA AND TAKING A PUBLIC SERVICE POSITION WITHIN DND. HE HOPES HE WILL HAVE MORE TIME TO SPEND WITH HIS WIFE AND SON AND CONTINUING TO ENJOY CYCLING, HUNTING, FISHING AND OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

5. A JOINT DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TO HONOUR BOTH CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER KELLY PARENT AND CWO STEVEN BASE FOR THEIR SERVICE ON 24TH AUGUST AT THE LEITRUM MESS, STARTING AT 1130 HRS. ANECDOTES, STORIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES FOR CWO PARENT ARE WELCOMED AND ARE TO BE FORWARD TO MWO JODY JOHNSON AT [email protected]

6. FOR THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE TO MWO JODY JOHNSON AT [email protected] NO LATER THAN 1 AUG 18. THE COST TO ATTEND IS 30 DOLLARS, WHICH WILL GO TO OFFSET THE COSTS OF THE EVENT AND A SMALL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS BOTH RETIREMENT GIFTS.

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John 'Woody' Woodard
4 years ago

It has been my honour to work with you CWO.

Enjoy retirement.

Jason McNeil
4 years ago

Good luck in your future endeavors Kelly. Enjoy retirement, you deserve it.

Carla Sampson
4 years ago

Well Done Sir! Respect! Kelly not sure where the time has gone. Seems like only a couple of years since I remember working at the Regiment with you and everyone was so young and new. Congratulations to you and your accomplishments. Enjoy your retirement VVV
Carla ?

Philip Walker
4 years ago

Congrats on your retirement.
Sig. Philip Walker retired

Dean Bergstrom
4 years ago

Well done Kelly. Look forward to all that is to come, and remember all that has passed. This is what is called life and your well down the road to having a full and rewarding one.