RETIREMENT – LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H. YU, CD, 00341 – SIGS

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Retirement Date: 15/06/2023

 

  1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YU WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 25 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA ON 15 JUNE 2023.

 

  1. HE JOINED THE CAF IN JUN 1998 AND ATTENDED THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE IN KINGSTON. NEVER ONE TO SAY NO TO POSTINGS, THE ARMY BLESSED HIM WITH POSTINGS TO EDMONTON, KINGSTON, BRUSSELS, PETAWAWA, TORONTO, AND OTTAWA. HE HAS SERVED ACROSS THE ARMY AND THE CAF IN 1 AND 2 CMBGS, 3 AND 4 CDSGS, CADTC, ADM(IM), CFINTCOM, CJOC AND NATO. HE HAS DEPLOYED ON OPERATIONS PEREGRINE IN B.C. IN 2004, ATHENA IN KANDAHAR IN 2010-11, AND PROTEUS IN JERUSALEM IN 2020-21.

 

  1. HE WOULD LIKE TO SINCERELY THANK HIS FRIENDS, LEADERS AND COLLEAGUES IN THE CAF, C&E BRANCH, SIGNAL CORPS AND AIR CADETS FOR BEING HIS FAMILY THROUGHOUT HIS FORMATIVE YEARS AND MAKING HIM THE MAN HE IS TODAY. HE WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK HIS KIDS, MÉLINA AND NATHANIEL, AND HIS CO-PARENT, ERIKA, FOR THEIR LOVE, SUPPORT AND RESILIENCE AS THEY TRAVELLED AND MOVED AROUND THE WORLD. HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING MORE TIME WITH HIS KIDS AND PURSUING LIFE GOALS OUTSIDE OF THE MILITARY.

 

  1. A DWD CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE ARMY OFFICER’S MESS IN OTTAWA, 149 SOMERSET ST W, ON FRIDAY, 2 JUNE 2023 AT 1400 HRS. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, AND PHOTOS CAN BE POSTED ON THE CMCEN RETIREMENTS WEBPAGE AT HTTPS://CMCEN-RCMCE.CA/RETIREMENTS/ OR SENT TO MAJ J.D. BELLERIVE AT JOSEE(dot)BELLERIVE(at)FORCES(dot)GC(dot)CA.
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