RETIREMENT – MAJ MATTHEW CHARETTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

by | Jun 24, 2020 | Retirements | 3 comments

1. MAJOR MATTHEW CHARETTE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 JULY 20 AFTER 16 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

2. MATTHEW ENROLLED WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY IN SEPTEMBER 2004 AND COMPLETED HIS SIGNALS TRAINING IN 2007. HE HAS SERVED IN VARIOUS OPERATIONAL AND STAFF APPOINMENTS INCLUDING 2 ASG SIG SQN, CFS LEITRIM, DLCSPM, CFSSG, CFIOG DET FORT MEADE AND MOST RECENTLY COMMANDED A SQN AT CFNOC. THROUGHOUT THIS TIME HE ALSO DEPLOYED ON OP SAFARI AS A UNITED NATIONS MILITARY OBSERVER.

3. THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MATTHEW’S CAREER ARE THE EXPERIENCE HE GAINED WHILE EMBEDDED WITHIN THE CYBER NATIONAL MISSION FORCE AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD AND WORK ALONG SIDE SOME OF THE BEST PROFESSIONALS HE’S EVER MET DURING HIS TENURE AT CFNOC.

3. MATTHEW WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WITH WHOM HE SERVED, AND IS GRATEFUL FOR THE LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS DEVELOPED OVER HIS 16 YEARS IN UNIFORM. MATTHEW HAS A LONG LIST OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, MENTORS, SUPERVISORS AND COLLEAGUES THAT HAVE SUPPORTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. HE WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THEIR COLLECTIVE GUIDANCE, SUPPORT AND MUTUAL RESPECT.

4. UPON RETIREMENT, MATTHEW HAS TAKEN UP A JOB IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR WHERE HE’LL REMAIN IN OTTAWA WITH HIS WIFE, NICOLE AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN: TYLER, CONNOR AND MICHELLE.

5. TO COMMEMORATE HIS CAREER, A FAREWELL LUNCHEON (DWD) WILL BE HELD IN OTTAWA AT A LATER DATE ONCE THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE FURTHER LIFTED. BEST WISHES AND FUNNY CAREER ANECDOTES MAY BE SENT TO LCOL JASON ESTRELA AT [email protected].

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Rob Hammel
1 year ago

Congrats Matt! It was great surviving BSOC with you back in the day. Enjoy the new phase of your life!

LCol D. Freake
2 years ago

Matt, seems like only yesterday we were at Leitrim together and now you are done (before me). A pleasure working with you and I wish you and your family much happiness and success in all your future endeavours. Keep hitting them straight!

LCol Dave Freake
SJS

Jody Johnson
2 years ago

Sir,

It was a pleasure serving with you as your command team partner July 2018 – July 2019. I wish you, Nicole, Tyler, Connor and Michelle all the best in this next chapter of your lives!
Thanks for your service.

MWO JJ Johnson