1. CWO ROBERTA BILLINGSLEY WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, 21 AUGUST 2019, AFTER 30+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. ROBERTA ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 OCT 1988 AT CFRC KAMLOOPS, BC AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR. DURING HER CAREER SHE WAS POSTED TO 770 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH SQUADRON GANDER, 2 (ELECTRONIC WARFARE) SQUADRON AT 1 CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL REGIMENT, CANADIAN FORCES STATION LEITRIM (X3), CANADIAN FORCES LANGUAGE SCHOOL, CANADIAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES COMMAND, 21 ELECTRONIC WARFARE REGIMENT (X2), CANADIAN FORCES INFORMATION OPERATIONS GROUP HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT ROYAL AIR FORCE DIGBY, UNITED KINGDOM, CANADIAN FORCES INFORMATION OPERATIONS GROUP HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT FORT MEADE, MARYLAND, USA, AND FINALLY, CANADIAN FORCES NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTRE.

3. ROBERTA COMPLETED TWO TOURS TO CFS ALERT, ONE TOUR TO RWANDA, FIVE TOURS TO AFGHANISTAN AND ONE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE VISIT TO CROATIA. SHE HAD SEVERAL AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT HER YEARS IN UNIFORM BUT HER APPOINTMENTS TO SERGEANT MAJOR AND AS CFNOC UNIT CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER WILL ALWAYS BE HIGHLIGHTS OF HER CAREER WORKING WITH THE PROFESSIONAL AND DEDICATED MEMBERS WHILE IN THOSE CAPACITIES. ROBERTA WAS PROUD TO SERVE THOSE WHO SERVE!

4. ROBERTA WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE THAT SHE HAS HAD THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF SERVING WITH AND IS INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR THE LONG STANDING FRIENDSHIPS DEVELOPED OVER HER 30 PLUS YEARS IN UNIFORM.

5. ROBERTA WILL REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY FUNCTION WILL BE HELD IN ROBERTA’S HONOUR AT THE ALL RANKS MESS AT CFS LEITRIM, 17 AUGUST 2019 COMMENCING AT 1600HRS. COST WILL BE $35.00.

6. RSVP WITH ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS AND E-TRANSFER DETAILS, BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES, MESSAGES AND PICTURES TO BE SHARED AT THE FUNCTION MAY BE PASSED VIA E-MAIL TO WARRANT OFFICER GREGORY HUIZINGA AT GREGORY.HUIZINGA@FORCES.GC.CA NLT 12 AUGUST 2019. PLEASE E-TRANSFER FUNDS TO KRYSTALKOMMUNICATIONS@YAHOO.CA