RETIREMENT – LCOL WARREN BACCARDAX, CD – 00340 CELE(AIR)

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1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL WARREN BACCARDAX RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 10 JANUARY 2019 AFTER 27 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

2. LCOL BACCARDAX JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE ON 26 JUNE 1991 AS A YOUNG CAPE BRETONER LOOKING FOR SECURE WORK AND A PENSION. FOLLOWING CELE AIR OFFICER TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO SEVERAL POSITIONS THROUGHOUT CANADA AND THE USA INCLUDING 702 COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON AT CFB PETAWAWA, AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND AT PETERSON AFB IN COLORADO SPRINGS, THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS AT CFB KINGSTON, THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA IN KINGSTON, SEVERAL PROJECT AND WEAPON SYSTEM MANAGEMENT POSITIONS WITHIN THE ADM(MAT) GROUP IN OTTAWA, ONE YEAR AS THE CAREER MANAGER AND ONE YEAR IN THE RCAF AIR STAFF. LCOL BACCARDAX’S MOST RECENT AND LAST MILITARY POSTING WAS AS A PROGRAMME ANALYST WITHIN THE VCDS CHIEF OF PROGRAMME DIVISION IN OTTAWA. LCOL BACCARDAX’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE FIELDING THE HERON UAVS IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2008 AND COMMANDING CFS ALERT FOR SIX VERY COLD MONTHS IN 2013. LCOL BACCARDAX IS A GRADUATE OF THE AEROSPACE SYSTEMS COURSE IN WINNIPEG AND THE JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE PROGRAM IN TORONTO.

3. LCOL BACCARDAX AND HIS FAMILY WILL BE STAYING IN THE OTTAWA AREA WHERE HE HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION WITHIN THE FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE.

4. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES TO CELEBRATE LCOL BACCARDAX’S MILITARY CAREER WILL BE HELD AT THE RCAF OFFICERS MESS (158 GLOUCESTER ST, OTTAWA) ON TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2019, STARTING AT 1330 HRS. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE DOOR TO DEFRAY THE COST OF DEPARTURE GIFTS AND APPETIZERS. ANYONE WISHING TO ATTEND IS REQUESTED TO RSVP TO KAREN WALSH ([email protected], 613-992-7441) NLT TUESDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2019.

5. BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES AND PHOTOGRAPHS TO CELEBRATE THE EVENT CAN BE SENT TO THE MASTER OF CEREMONY, CONRAD BOURGEOIS ([email protected], 613-995-7836).

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