RETIREMENT – LIEUTENANT BRADLEY W. LYNN, CD – 00341, SIGS

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Retirement Date: 21/04/2024

LT BRAD LYNN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF AFTER 22 YEARS OF SERVICE ON 21 APRIL, 2024 TO PURSUE A NEW CAREER IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE BACK AT 5 CDSG SIG SQN. HE IS SUPPORTED BY HIS WIFE SHERRI; CHILDREN KYLIE, ALEXANDRA AND DANTE; AND GRANDDAUGHTER VIOLET.

WHEN THE RECRUITING OFFICER ASKED IF HE LIKED CAMPING, BRAD LYNN SIGNED THE DOTTED LINE 18 JANUARY, 2002 AT THE RIPE AGE OF 19 IN OTTAWA, ON TO BEGIN A NEW ADVENTURE. COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING IN GAGETOWN, NB, HE MOVED TO KINGSTON, ON TO COMPLETE HIS TRADES TRAINING AS AN LCIS TECHNICIAN. AFTER A GRUELING 20 MONTHS, HE WAS POSTED BACK TO OTTAWA TO HIS FIRST UNIT AT CFS LEITRIM. DEPLOYING TO CFS ALERT (1) AND KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN (3), HIS FIVE AND A HALF YEARS WERE FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES. NOT GETTING ENOUGH OF THE COLD IN ALERT, HE WAS POSTED TO YELLOWKNIFE, NT FOR THREE YEARS AS AN ACISS-CST. ALTHOUGH HE ENJOYED THE JOB AND PEOPLE, THE BITTER COLD WEATHER PROVED NOT TO HIS LIKING AND WAS MOVED IN 2012 AS A MCPL TO 4 AIR DEFENCE REGIMENT IN CFB GAGETOWN. PROGRESSING TO SGT IN 2015 REQUIRED ANOTHER POSITION CHANGE, TO WHICH 5 CDSG SIG SQN SCOOPED HIM UP AS A SIG TECH. DURING HIS TENURE THERE, HE OCCUPIED A POSITION IN EVERY SECTION WITHIN THE UNIT. WITH SUPPORT FROM THE COC, HE WAS SUBMITTED AS A CANDIDATE FOR THE CFR PROGRAM (HE HEARD THEY HAD COOKIES) IN 2021-22 AND WAS SUCCESSFUL. WITH AN EARLY COMMISSION TO THE DARK SIDE AS A SUBSTANTIVE LT IN MAY 2022 (TURNS OUT THEY DID NOT HAVE COOKIES), HE WAS POSTED TO 4 ESR AS THE SIGNALS OFFICER DURING THEIR MASSIVE MOVE TO THE NEW INFRASTRUCTURE, BUILDING D-61. HE HEADED THE MULTI-NATIONAL EX ARDENT DEFENDER TWICE AS THE J6 AND LED HIS TROOP IN MULTIPLE OTHER EXERCISES.

HE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME EVERYONE TO HIS DWD AT PIZZA DELIGHT, OROMOCTO ON 12 APRIL AT 11:00AM TO SEE THIS OLD MAN FINALLY LEAVE. RSVP, ANTIDOTES, AND SUPPORT CAN BE SENT TO SGT ISSAC MCKENZIE [email protected], 432-2508.

 

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