RETIREMENT – LCOL CHANTAL FOSTER, CD – 00340 CELE

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1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CHANTAL FOSTER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 21 JUNE 2020 AFTER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE.

2. CHANTAL ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AT MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK ON 22 JUNE 1995 AND COMPLETED CELE(AIR) TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS IN KINGSTON. DURING HER CAREER SHE WAS POSTED TO CANADIAN FORCES BASE GREENWOOD, 2 CANADIAN FORCES FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL IN MOOSEJAW, 1 CANADIAN HEADQUARTERS WINNIPEG, CLEAR AIR FORCE BASE ALASKA, DEPUTY COMMANDER NORAD COLORADO SPRINGS, 1 CANADIAN AIR DIVISION HEADQUARTERS WINNIPEG, MARLANT HEADQUARTERS, TASK FORCE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, AND DIRECTOR GENERAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT DELIVERY OTTAWA AS THE PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE TACTICAL NARROWBAND SATCOM – GEOSYNCHRONOUS PROJECT.

3. CHANTAL IS GRATEFUL TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE AND A MASTER OF SPACE STUDIES AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE.

4. IN ADDITION TO THE WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIPS THAT CHANTAL HAS DEVELOPED OVER HER 25 YEARS IN UNIFORM, SHE IS ALSO THANKFUL THAT DURING HER POSTING TO CLEAR AIR FORCE BASE ALASKA, SHE MET HER FUTURE HUSBAND BRIAN. DURING HER SUBSEQUENT POSTING TO COLORADO SPRINGS, ON APRIL 8TH 2007, HAVING GROWN TIRED OF THE FRIGID TEMPERATURES, SHE MARRIED BRIAN ON WAIMANALO BEACH IN HONOLULU HAWAII. CHANTAL AND BRIAN WASTED NO TIME STARTING A FAMILY WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SAMUEL IN MARCH 2008 AND WILLIAM IN DECEMBER 2010 DURING THEIR TIME IN COLORADO.

5. CHANTAL’S WARM PERSONALITY, GENEROUS NATURE, LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL WHO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE WITH HER.

6. CHANTAL AND HER FAMILY HAVE PURCHASED THEIR DREAM HOME IN FLORIDA AND LOOK FORWARD TO ENJOYING THEIR TIME TOGETHER IN A WARMER CLIMATE. DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO PROCEED WITH THE DEPART WITH DIGNITY FUNCTION THAT HAD BEEN PLANNED. BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES, MESSAGES, AND PHOTOS MAY BE PASSED VIA E-MAIL TO KRISTA TOWNSEND AT [email protected] BY 19 MAY 2020 FOR INCLUSION INTO A BOOK OF MEMORIES FOR CHANTAL.

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