1. ON 24 NOVEMBER 2021, LIEUTENENT-COLONEL TODD ANSTEY WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND ROYAL CANADIAN SIGNAL CORPS WITH OVER 33 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO QUEEN AND COUNTRY.

2. ORIGINALLY FROM LEWISPORTE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, TODD JOINED THE CAF IN 1988 UNDER THE REGULAR OFFICER TRAINING PLAN. HE ATTENDED LE COLLEGE MILITAIRE ROYAL DE SAINT JEAN AND THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE (KINGSTON), GRADUATING WITH A SPACE SCIENCE DEGREE.  THIS LATER PROVIDED ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE TROOPS WITH COMMENTS SUCH AS “SIR, IT AIN’T ROCKET SCIENCE!”

3. AFTER COMPLETING SIGNAL OFFICER TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS, HE SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS CAREER WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY STARTING WITH THE “BEST IN THE WEST” – 1 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON IN CALGARY, ALBERTA AND SIGNALS OFFICER FOR 1 SERVICE BATTALION, EDMONTON. ASIDE FROM MANY STAFF POSITIONS IN THE ARMY, LCOL ANSTEY HAD THE HONOUR TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, J6 OF 1ST CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND RECENTLY COMMANDING OFFICER OF DIRECTOR GENERAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS HQ. OPERATIONALLY, HE DEPLOYED TO BOSNIA IN 1997 AND AFGHANISTAN IN 2007.

4. TODD HAS ACCEPTED A PUBLIC SERVICE POSITION IN KINGSTON WITH 1ST CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AS THE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER. THIS WILL ALLOW HIM TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND PROJECTS IN THE ‘CAVE’; ESPECIALLY ALANA, THOMAS, SHANNON AND DEVAN.

5. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY WILL OCCUR AT A LATER DATE IN KINGSTON.

VELOX VERSUTUS VIGILANS / SWIFT, ACCURATE, WATCHFUL

RED DEVILS!

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