RETIREMENT – LCOL PATRICK FALARDEAU, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

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  1. LCOL FALARDEAU JOINED CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A CELE(AIR) OFFICER IN 1989. HE GRADUATED FROM RMC WITH A BACHELOR IN ENGINEERING IN 1994 AND OBTAINED A MASTER DEGREE IN APPLIED SCIENCE, COMPUTER AND ENGINEERING, AT RMC IN 2003. LCOL FALARDEAU WAS FIRST POSTED TO 4 WING COLD LAKE. IN 1995, HE MOVED TO OTTAWA WITH DGAEPM (R&CS), FURTHER REASSIGNED TO 76 COMM GP AND LATTER TO THE CANADIAN FORCES NETWORK OPERATION CENTER.

2. IN 2003, LCOL FALARDEAU WAS POSTED TO OTTAWA WITH DIMEI AS THE CHIEF NETWORK ENGINEERING. HE SPENT 4 YEARS ENGINEERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE CAF SUCH AS THE CDS COMM SUITE AND THE HIGH SPEED TELERADIOLOGY LINK BETWEEN TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN AND OTTAWA. IN 2007 HE WAS POSTED TO 17 WING WINNIPEG AS THE WING TELECOM INFORMATION SERVICES OFFICER AND WAS FURTHER APPOINTED AS THE 17 WING MISSION SUPPORT SQUADRON (MSS) COMMANDING OFFICER. THE LATTER APPOINTMENT FURTHER PROVIDED HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEPLOY AS OC MSS IN CAMP MIRAGE IN JUNE 2009.

3. LCOL FALARDEAU RETURNED TO OTTAWA IN 2010 WHERE HE SPENT TIME WITH THE CYBER TASK FORCE, COMMANDING OFFICER OF 764 COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON, AND AS A SSO IN STRATEGIC JOINT STAFF. IN 2014, HE CAME BACK TO DAEPM(R&CS) AS THE SECTION HEAD FOR RCAF C2IS ISS, THE PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE CANADIAN AIR DEFENSE SECTOR UPGRADE AND THE AFEC PROGRAM, AND LASTLY ASSUMED THE ACTING DIRECTOR DUTIES FOR THE PAST YEAR.

4. LCOL FALARDEAU IS MARRIED TO SOPHIE MARTEL. THEY HAVE THREE CHILDREN: ALEXANDRE (AGE 19), OLIVIER (AGE 15) AND AMÉLIE (AGE 18). A FAN OF “LES CANADIAN DE MONTRÉAL”, HE ALSO LIKES STAYING IN A GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION; RUNNING, BIKING AND PLAYING HOCKEY.

5. THE VENUE WILL TAKE PLACE 1 AUG 2018 AT THE BRASSEUR DU TEMPS, 170 RUE MONTCALM, GATINEAU, QUÉBEC, STARTING AT 1200. PLEASE FORWARD ATTENDANCE CONFIRMATIONS TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

6. ANY MEMORABLE STORYS OR ANECDOTES CAN BE SENT TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

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