RETIREMENT – LCOL TODD ANSTEY, CD – 00341 SIGS

by | Oct 22, 2021 | Retirements | 3 comments

  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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9 months ago

Todd, There are so many stories that come to mind… Officer cadets in Kingston, 1 CMBG HQ & Sigs, Instructors at CFSCE. Most of those anecdotes make me look silly but they were fun times. I remember you handing me your slide deck on satellite theory when you were posted out of the School. The first time I presented that material to the QL5 class I assured them the material came from an actual Rocket Scientist! Best wishes to you and yours. I’ll look forward to hearing what automotive projects you are working on next time we cross paths 😉

Major Geoff Priems
1 year ago

Todd, Congratulations on your retirement. I’m very fortunate to have met you and to have become friends. I look back on our service together with a glad heart. While at times it was tough, our combined sense of humour got us through every situation. You should be justifiably proud of your career and its impact. Thank you for your service brother.

MWO (Ret'd) John Spencer
1 year ago

Sir, congrats on the retirement and position as the IMO at 1ST CDN DIV. It was an absolute pleasure working for and with you for the last few years of my career. Been on the other side for over a year now and life is grand. All the best to you and the family. Cheers