1. AFTER 33 + YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER ROBERTO GENTILE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 3 FEBRUARY 2021.

2. ROBERTO ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 MARCH 1987 AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR (COMM RSCH). HE COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING IN CFB CORNWALLIS, N.S.AND HIS TRADES TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE) KINGSTON.

3. FOLLOWING HIS TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO CANADIAN FORCES STATION LEITRIM ON 11 FEB 1988.WHILE A GOOD PORTION OF HIS CAREER WAS SPENT AT LEITRIM, HE ALSO HAD POSTINGS AT CANADIAN FORCES LANGUAGE SCHOOL (1991-92), 1ST CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNALS REGIMENT (1CDHSR) (1992-95), 771 COMM RSCH SQN (1995-2003), FORT GORDON, GA, (2005-09), CFSCE (2013-15), CANADIAN FORCES INFORMATION OPERATIONS GROUP HEADQUARTERS (CFIOG HQ) (2015-16) AND DIRECTOR GENERAL MILITARY CAREERS AS THE COMM RSCH AND CYBER OPERATOR CAREER MANAGER (2017-18). IN JULY 2018, HE RETURNED TO CFS LEITRIM, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, TO SERVE AS THE STATION CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER.

4. ROBERTO COMPLETED TOURS IN ALERT (1988-89), BOSNIA (2000) AND AFGHANISTAN (2010).

5. ROBERTO WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIS WIFE, KRISTIE, AND HIS DAUGHTERS, ASHLEY AND KAYLIN, FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE SUPPORT AND SACRIFICES. HE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO EXTEND HIS GRATITUDE AND THANKS TO EVERYONE, PAST AND PRESENT THAT HE HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE AND HONOUR OF SERVING ALONGSIDE. HE IS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THE MILITARY FRIENDSHIPS HE HAS ACQUIRED THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER.

6. ROBERTO WILL REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA WHERE HE HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION WITHIN THE PUBLIC SERVICE.

7. THOSE WISHING TO PASS ON CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, AND STORIES MAY E-MAIL MWO STEPHANE ROCHETTE AT [email protected]. A DEPARTURE WITH DIGNITY EVENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A FUTURE DATE.

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