RETIREMENT – LIEUTENANT COLONEL D. STEWART, CD, 00340 – CELE

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Retirement Date: 01/03/2023

 

  1. IN MARCH 2023, AFTER OVER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE, LCOL STEWART RETIRED FROM THE MILITARY.

 

2. LCOL STEWART, AS A DIRECT ENTRY OFFICER, JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 2002. AS A LIEUTENANT, HE MANAGED THE CABLE PLANTS FOR 96 BUILDINGS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AT 76 COMMUNICATION GROUP. LATER, HE ESTABLISHED THE DEPLOYED NETWORK SUPPORT CELL AT CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT, 1 SQUADRON “B” TROOP COMMANDER, TO BETTER SUPPORT DEPLOYED PERSONNEL.

 

HE SERVED AS THE SQUADRON COMMANDER FOR 11 SQUADRON AND THE ALOY PROGRAM AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA IN 2007. IN 2009, HE WAS THE STANDARDS OFFICER AND DESIGNED THE FIRST NATIONAL QUALIFICATION STANDARD AND TRAINING PLAN FOR THE ROTP. AS THE OPERATIONS OFFICER AT THE DGCFGA IN 2011, HE MANAGED THE NATIONAL CANADIAN ARMED FORCES GRIEVANCE PROCESS AND CREATED THE DIGITAL GRIEVANCE PROCESS, FOR WHICH HE WAS AWARDED A CDS COMMENDATION.

 

AS THE OFFICER COMMANDING AT CFS LEITRIM IN 2014, LCOL STEWART MANAGED THE MAINTENANCE OF SIGNAL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORMS ACROSS CANADA AND IN THEATRE OF OPERATION. HE THEN DEPLOYED TO OPERATION IMPACT AS THE J6 BEFORE WORKING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR THE NATO DRIVEN ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE AND THE CAF’S FIRST DEPLOYABLE NSWAN NETWORK AT CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONAL COMMAND.

 

LCOL STEWART COMPLETED THE POST-GRADUATE DEGREES IN MILITARY SCIENCE AND EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP (MED) WHILE POSTED AT THE CANADIAN FORCES COLLEGE ON JCSP IN 2019. HE WAS POSTED TO DGEAPM AS THE R&CS 5, WHERE HE PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN MODERNIZING CLASSIFIED RCAF APPLICATIONS.

 

3. HE IS MARRIED TO MAJOR (RETIRED) MONIQUE PARISIEN AND HAS TWO CHILDREN, WILLIAM AND MIRIAM.

 

4. HIS DEPART WITH DIGNITY EVENT WILL BE HELD AT NITA BEER BREWERY IN OTTAWA ON WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 2023, STARTING AT 1300. AS THERE SEATING, THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND SHOULD SEND THEIR NAMES TO CAPT K. EMOND. (KYE(dot)EMOND(at)FORCES(dot)GC9dot)CA). ANY STORIES OR ANECDOTES ARE WELCOME.

 

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