1. AFTER OVER 33 YEARS OF GOOD AND LOYAL SERVICES, MAJOR ALAIN DURAND RETIRED THE ROYAL CANADIAN TRANSMISSION BODY AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON JUNE 17, 2018.

2. MAJOR DURAND ENROLLED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY ON MARCH 26, 1985 AS A MEMBER OF THE RANKS. AFTER TWO YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE NAVY, HE CHANGED ELEMENTS (ARMY) AND REMUSTERED TO BECOME A LINEMAN.

3. POSTED TO VALCARTIER AFTER HIS REMUSTER, HE COMPLETES HIS PARATROOPER’S COURSE AND PARTICIPATES IN HIS FIRST MISSION OVERSEAS IN CYPRUS. UPON HIS RETURN, HE PARTICIPATES IN HIS FIRST DOMESTIC OPERATION IN OKA IN 1990. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MASTER CORPORAL, HE IS POSTED TO 1 LINE TROOP IN KINGSTON, WHERE HE IS INVOLVED IN MANY IT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ACROSS CANADA, THE ARCTIC (ALERT STATION), AND THE WORLD. HE IS POSTED IN 1993 TO 711 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON IN VALCARTIER, WHERE HE WORKS ON THE GARRISON IT INFRASTRUCTURE AND TAKES PART IN ANOTHER DOMESTIC OPERATION, THE 1998 ICE STORMS IN MONTREAL AND ITS SURROUNDINGS. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SGT IN 1998, HE IS POSTED TO HQ AND SIGS PETAWAWA. IN 2001, HE IS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER AND IS POSTED TO HQ AND SIGS VALCARTIER IN THE LINEMAN FORMAN’S POSITION. IN 2003, HE IS POSTED TO CFSCE IN KINGSTON AS THE STANDARDS SUPERVISOR FOR THE LINE TRADE. PROMOTED AS MWO IN 2004, HE IS POSTED TO CFJSR IN KINGSTON WITH 1 LINE SQN, WHERE HE IS DEPLOYED TO KANDAHAR IN AFGHANISTAN AS LINE SUPERINTENDENT.

4. IN 2006, HE COMMISSIONS AS A SIGNALS OFFICER AND IS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN, IN THE POSITION OF OPERATIONS OFFICER AT THE CANADIAN ARMY DOCTRINE AND TRAINING CENTRE IN KINGSTON. IN 2008, CAPT DURAND IS POSTED TO THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE IN ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU AS A SQUADRON COMD FOR A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS. IN 2013, HE IS POSTED TO SIGNALS SQUADRON IN MONTREAL AS AN OPERATIONS OFFICER FOR A PERIOD OF 3 YEARS. IN 2016, HE IS POSTED TO 2 CAN DIV HQ IN THE G6 SECTION IN THE G6 OPS-2 POSITION. IN MAY 2018, HE IS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MAJOR. A FEW WEEKS LATER, AFTER 33 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS OF GOOD AND LOYAL SERVICES, HE DECIDES TO TAKE HIS RETIREMENT AND STARTS A NEW CAREER AS AN IT ANALYST FOR THE NATIONAL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT.

5. ALAIN HAS BEEN MARRIED TO LINDA LÉVESQUE FOR NEARLY 32 YEARS AND IS THE FATHER OF TWO GIRLS, VANESSA AND CATHERINE, WHO ARE 31 AND 29 YEARS OLD. ALAIN AND LINDA ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WATERLIFE AND BOATING. THEY PLAN TO MAKE SEVERAL TRIPS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY IN EXOTIC DESTINATIONS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE IS RATHER CLEMENT.

6. AN EVENT UNDERSTANDING ITS DEPARTURE IN DIGNITY WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 7 2018 FROM 12:00 AT THE RESTAURANT LE BIFTHÈQUE, 20 BLVD DE MORTAGNE, BOUCHERVILLE, QC http://lebiftheque.com/
MAJOR (RETIRED) ALAIN DURAND INVITES ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL MOMENT.

7. CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ATTENDANCE, CONGRATULATING MESSAGES, AND ANECDOTES CAN BE SENT TO MWO RENÉ GUÉRAULT AT THE EMAIL [email protected] OR [email protected]

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