1.  AFTER 33 + YEARS OF REGULAR FORCE SERVICE TO THE QUEEN AND CANADA, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER SCOTT EDWARDS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 AUG 2021.

2.  CWO EDWARDS ENROLLED ON 10 JUNE 1988 UNDER THE POET PROGRAM IN CORNER BROOK, NL.  UPON COMPLETION OF BASIC TRG AT CFRS CORNWALLIS, PTE EDWARDS WAS OFF TO CFSCE, CFB KINGSTON FOR POET AND TE TECH QL3 TRADES TRG.  UPON TRADES TRG COMPLETION, PTE EDWARDS WAS POSTED TO 1 CMBG HQ & SIGNAL SQN, CFB CALGARY IN AUG 1989.  THIS 6 YEAR POSTING CREATED SOME EVERLASTING FRIENDSHIPS, MEMORIES AND WAS CAPPED OFF WITH 6 MONTHS IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA WITH 1 PPCLI.  IN JAN 1995, THEN CPL EDWARDS HEADED EAST TO CFB GAGETOWN WHICH WAS SHORT LIVED AND IN JULY 1995 HE HEADED WEST AND LANDED AT 733 COMM SQN, CFB WINNIPEG.  THIS POSTING WAS ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND CPL EDWARDS ALSO STARTING FOCUSING ON BODYBUILDING WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE VERY REWARDING 0VER THE YEARS.  WINNIPEG WAS ANOTHER SHORT LIVED POSTING AND IN 1996, THEN MCPL EDWARDS WAS ENROUTE TO CDHSR, CFB KINGSTON.  CDHSR WOULD LEND TO 4 YEARS OF GREAT CAMARADERIE, TIME IN BOSINA AND THE STAND UP OF CFJSR.  IN 2000, THEN SGT EDWARDS WENT ACROSS THE ROAD TO CFSCE WHERE HE TRAINED FUTURE LCIS TECHNICIANS FOR 4 YEARS, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING OPPORTUNITIES IN HIS CAREER.  IN 2004, NOW WO EDWARDS WOULD HEAD EAST TO THE ARTILLERY SCHOOL, CFB GAGETOWN WHERE DURING HIS BRIEF TIME THERE HE WOULD DEPLOY TO AFGHANISTAN IN A FOREMAN OF SIGNALS POSITION. UPON RETURNING FROM AFGHANISTAN, HE WAS POSTED TO 3 ASG SIGNAL SQN AS THE MAINT TP WO.  IN 2008, NOW MWO EDWARDS WAS ON THE MOVE AGAIN AND LANDED IN VANCOUVER AS THE OP PODIUM FOREMAN OF SIGNALS.  OP PODIUM WAS 2 YEARS OF SOME OF THE BEST CHALLENGES MWO EDWARDS EVER FACED.  IN 2010, UPON THE CLOSE-OUT OF OP PODIUM, MWO EDWARDS FOUND HIMSELF BACK IN 3 ASG SIGNAL SQN, CFB GAGETOWN AS THE FOREMAN OF SIGNALS.  ANOTHER SHORT LIVED POSTING AND IN MAR 2011, MWO EDWARDS LANDED IN CFSCE FOR 2 YEARS OF SERGEANT-MAJOR DUTIES.  IN AUG 2013, MWO EDWARDS COMMENCED HIS YEAR LONG SLT AND UPON COMPLETION WAS POSTED TO CFJSR AS THE FOREMAN OF SIGNALS.  THIS 3 YEAR POSTING WAS ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY, DEPLOYMENT TO KUWAIT AND UPON DEPARTING CFJSR IN 2017, MWO EDWARDS WAS OFF TO OTTAWA AS THE CJOC FOREMAN OF SIGNALS.  CJOC WOULD LEAD TO MORE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES WITH TIME IN LEBANON AND ROMANIA.  IN MAY 2018, NOW CWO EDWARDS WAS APPOINTED THE RSM 1 CMBG HQ AND SIG SQN, CFB EDMONTON.  IN 2021, CWO EDWARDS HAVING STARTED HIS CAREER AS A PTE AT 1 CMBG HQ AND SIGNAL SQN, CFB CALGARY TO THE RSM OF 1 CMBG HQ AND SIGNAL SQN, CFB EDMONTON, FIGURED THE TIME WAS RIGHT TO CAP OFF HIS OUTSTANDING AND REWARDING CAREER.

3.  SCOTT WILL RELOCATE BACK HOME TO THE ROCK, SPEND TIME HUNTING AND FISHING AND COMPLETE HIS MEAT PROCESSING COURSE AT OLDS COLLEGE, AB WITH A PLAN TO OPEN A BUTCHER SHOP ONE DAY.

4.  DETAILS OF A DWD CEREMONY ARE STILL BEING DISCUSSED AND WON’T BE ANNOUNCED UNTIL RESTRICTIONS ARE KNOWN FOR THE AUG TIMEFRAME.

5.  ANECDOTES, STORIES, CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ETC ARE WELCOME AND TO BE SENT BY E-MAIL TO MWO CURTIS LETKEMAN ([email protected], CSN 528-3813).

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