1. ON 3 NOV 2021, MAJOR CURTIS PENNEY, CD WILL BE RETIRING AFTER MORE THAN 37 YEARS IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. HAVING INNOCENTLY JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS AND ATTENDED CAMP ARGONAUT IN OROMOCTO, N.B., DURING THE SUMMER OF 1981, HE COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN THAT HE WOULD BE WEARING A UNIFORM SPANNING FOUR DECADES. AFTER A FEW YEARS IN THE CADETS AND REALISING HE CAN GET PAID FOR THIS STUFF, HE JOINED THE GOVENOR GENERAL FOOTGUARDS IN OTTAWA WHILE IN HIGHSCHOOL UNTIL JOINING THE REGULAR FORCES IN SUMMER OF 1985.

3. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS SIGNALS TRAINING, MAJ CURTIS PENNEY WENT DIRECTLY TO THE CANADIAN AIRBORNE REGIMENT ENJOYING MANY SUCCESSFUL LANDINGS AND OUTSTANDING TRAINING EXERCISES BUT NO DEPLOYMENTS SO MOVED ON TO 1 CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUATERS AND SIGNALS REGIMENT (1 CDHSR) AS A TROOP COMMANDER WITHIN 2 (EW) SQUADRON. HENCE STARTED A SEQUENCE OF POSTINGS IN AND OUT OF KINGSTON TO INCLUDE OC E SQN CFSCE, G6 GENERAL SUPPORT GROUP HQ, D/G6 LFCA HQ (TORONTO); OC 2 ASG DETACHMENT KINGSTON; OC 1 LINE SQN CFJSR; CANADIAN FORCES LIAISON OFFICER (SIGNALS) FOR US ARMY SIGNALS CENTER FORT GORDON GEORGIA; DIRECTOR ARMY TRAINING – SIGNALS AND G6 CANADIAN ARMY DOCTRINE AND TRAINING CENTER KINGSTON; D/J6 CANADIAN FORCES JOINT OPERATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP.

4. EXPERIENCING A TOUR AS THE J6 TASK FORCE BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (TFBH) ON OP PALLADIUM (2003) AND CIS PROJECT COORD FOR THE US SECURITY COORDINATOR IN JERUSALEM AND J6 DURING OP PROTEUS; AS WELL AS MANY INTERNATIONAL EXERCISES SPANNING MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ALLOWED HIM TO WORK WITH A LOT OF EXCELLENT, COMMITED SOLDIERS AND FRIENDS.

5. MAJOR CURTIS PENNEY WILL BE REMAINING IN THE KINGSTON AREA WITH HIS AMAZING WIFE MICHELLE WHO HAS HELD THE HOME TOGETHER ALL THESE YEARS AND TO BE CLOSE TO HIS VERY SUCCESSFUL TWO SONS, RYAN (BROCKVILLE) AND KYLE (TORONTO). HE WILL BE TRANSITIONING INTO A PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT POSITION WITHIN THE CFJOSG HQ.

6. A FORMAL LIMITED DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE VIMY OFFICER MESS, CFB KINGSTON ON 5 NOV 2021. FOR MEMBERS WISHING TO SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES AND / OR ATTEND THE DWD CONTACT HIM DIRECTLY BY EMAIL AT [email protected].

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