1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MARTIN PRUD’HOMME WILL RETIRE ON 6 JANUARY 2020 AFTER MORE THAN 28 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. LCOL PRUD’HOMME JOINED THE CAF IN JUNE 1991 AND AFTER GRADUATING FROM RMCC IN MAY 1996, COMPLETED HIS SIGNALS OFFICER TRAINING IN SEPTEMBRE 1997. IT IS IN FACT AT RMCC THAT HE MET HIS WONDERFULL WIFE RENÉE. HIS NUMEROUS POSTINGS HAVE TAKEN HIM ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING SAINT-JEAN-SUR-LE-RICHELIEU, KINGSTON, CALGARY, SHILO, VALCARTIER, OTTAWA, GAGETOWN AND HALIFAX, AND OCCUPY VARIOUS POSITION, NOTABLY AT CFNOC, EA TO COS(IM), DIM SECUR AND DIMEI. LCOL PRUD’HOMME ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO DEPLOY ON OPERATIONS IN OP MINURCA IN 1999 IN BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC AS SIGNALS TP OC AND IN OP ATHENA IN 2008-2009 IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN WITHIN ISAF HQ AS JCCCIS OPS O WITHIN THE CJ6. HE IS ENDING HIS MILITARY CAREER AT ADM(MAT) WORKING IN THE DIRECTORATE LAND COMMAND SYSTEMS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (DLCSPM) AS DLCSPM 8 – TACTICAL COMMAND & CONTROL INFORMATION SYSTEM EQUIPMENT MANAGMENT TEAM LEAD.

3. LCOL PRUD’HOMME AND HIS SPOUSE RENÉE WILL REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA, AS HE WILL BE TRANSITIONING TO A NEW CAREER IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE WITHIN SHARED SERVICES CANADA AS SENIOR SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE FOR THE NATIONAL DEFENCE AND THE CAF. LCOL PRUD’HOMME AND RENÉE ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF TWO DAUTHERS: CHLOÉE AND ÉMILIE. NOW EMPTY NESTERS, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEIR TWO DAUGHTER IN ALL THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS, ENJOY LIFE AT THEIR COTTAGE AND TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD.

4. A SMALL DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN THE INFANTRY ROOM OF THE CANADIAN ARMY MESS AT 149 SOMMERSET STREET WEST, 9 DECEMBER 2019 STARTING AT 1400 HRS, DRESS CASUAL. GIVEN LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT MAJOR BRODY PEDDLE AT BRODY.PEDDLE@FORCES.GC.CA OR 819-939-7240 TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

5. FAREWELL MESSAGES AND/OR ANECDOTES CAN BE SUBMITTED TO MAJOR BRODY PEDDLE AND PHOTOS CAN BE SUBMITTED TO LCOL ERIC JODOIN AT ERIC.JODOIN@FORCES.GC.CA. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REACH OUT TO MARTIN AFTER HIS ACCOUNT DISAPPEARS FROM THE DWAN, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL AT MARTIN.PRUDHOMME29@GMAIL.COM.