RETIREMENT – LCOL MICHEAL DUTEAU, CD – 00341 SIGS

by | May 5, 2022 | Retirements | 1 comment

1. AFTER 38 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MICHEAL DUTEAU WILL RETIRE ON 18 MAY 2022.

2. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DUTEAU JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 1983 AS A NAVAL SUPPLY TECHNICIAN AND COMMISSIONED AS AN ARMY SIGNALS OFFICER AFTER OBTAINING HIS DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. HIS MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE FACILITATING THE STAND-UP OF THE ARMY NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER AS A STAFF OFFICER TO ARMY COMMANDER, MODERNIZING THE CANADIAN FORCES COLLEGE IT INFRASTRUCTURE AS THE J6, AND STRENGTHENING THE 4 DIVISION ARMY RESERVE SIGNALS CAPACITY AS 4 CDN DIV G6 STRATEGIC PLANS. HE DEPLOYED TO THE GOLAN HEIGHTS IN 1989 AS PART OF THE UN DEPLOYED OBSERVER FORCE, AND IN 2017 WAS THE FIRST CAF MEMBER TO BE OPERATIONALLY DEPLOYED AS A GENDER ADVISOR, ADVISING THE COMMANDER OF TF LATVIA IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION REASSURANCE. IN 2020 HE TRANSFERRED TO THE PRIMARY RESERVE AND ASSUMED COMMAND OF 32 SIGNAL REGIMENT, WHERE HE OVERSAW THE RESTRUCTURE OF THE REGIMENT TO BETTER ENABLE 32 SIGS TO MEET FUTURE OPERATIONAL DEMANDS.

3. MIKE AND HIS WIFE JENNIFER ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ENJOYING THEIR RETIREMENTS AFTER SETTLING DOWN IN THE PICTURESQUE BEACH TOWN OF KINCARDINE, ONTARIO. MIKE AND JENN ARE GOING TO ASSIST ELDERLY PARENTS, AND SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY NOT BEING IN TORONTO. MIKE IS EXPLORING HIS NEWFOUND PASSION OF HOME BREWING THE PERFECT PALE ALE, TO WHICH HE WILL TREAT YOU TO ONE IF YOU ARE EVER IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.

4. GIVEN TIME AND SPACE A DEPARTURE WITH DIGNITY (DWD) CEREMONY WON’T BE HELD, HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE ANY GOOD WISHES FOR MIKE, PLEASE SEND THEM ON TO HIM DIRECTLY AT [email protected].

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The Lock Family
1 month ago

An Officer and true Gentleman. Your retirement is a loss for the Canadian Forces but well deserved. You represented our Country with Honour and Dignity.
We are all so proud of you as you should be of yourself.
Well done.