RETIREMENT – MAJ TERRY BUEHL, CD – 00341 SIGS

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1. MAJOR TERRY BUEHL WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 03 JUL 20, AFTER 35 YEARS OF SERVICE.

2. MAJ BUEHL ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 22 JUN 85. AFTER A 13 WEEK LONG ADVENTURE CAMP (BOTC) IN CHILLIWACK BC, MAJ BUEHL UNEXPECTEDLY FOUND HIMSELF ENROLLED AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, WHERE HE GRADUATED 4 YEARS LATER WITH A BENG IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND SEVERAL THOUSAND KMS ON HIS MOTORCYCLE TRAVELLING BETWEEN KINGSTON AND TORONTO WHILE WOOING HIS BETTER HALF, MARIA.

3. AFTER COMPLETING PHASE IV, TERRY’S FIRST POSTING WAS AS D/OPS O, CFS MASSET, ON THE REMOTE GRAHAM ISLAND IN HAIDA GWAII. WHILE THE CONSTANT RAINFALL SLOWLY RUSTED AWAY TERRY’S MOTORCYCLE, TERRY, MARIA AND THE NEW ADDITION TO THEIR FAMILY THEIR DAUGHTER RACHEL, SPENT SEVERAL YEARS EXPLORING THE ISLAND’S RAINFORESTS, BEACHES, AND MANY HIKING TRAILS.

4. AFTER A STINT AS OPS O OF CFS ALERT, NUNAVUT, MAJ BUEHL’S NEXT ASSIGNMENT WAS TO CANADIAN FORCES MOBILE COMMAND HQ, ST. HUBERT, QUEBEC WHERE TERRY COMPLETED SEVERAL POSITIONS IN THE J6. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TIME INCLUDED LEARNING TO APPRECIATE JAZZ, LEARNING BASIC HOUSE RENOVATION SKILLS AND LEARNING THAT HE SHOULD HAVE LEARNED MORE FRENCH AT RMC.

5. NO SOONER WAS THE HOUSE RENOVATED THAN THE POSTING MESSAGE ARRIVED, POSTING TERRY TO THE JOINT SIGNALS REGIMENT (JSR), KINGSTON ON IN 1995. AFTER A FEW YEARS AT THE SIGS REGT (THEN RENAMED 1CDHSR), TERRY SERVED A SHORT STINT AT THE NEWLY FORMED GENERAL SUPPORT GROUP HQ, BEFORE BEING SELECTED AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF CANADIAN FORCES CRYPTO MAINTENANCE UNIT.

6. AFTER COMPLETING BACK TO BACK LFSC AND LFCSC THE BUEHL’S WERE POSTED OUTCAN TO COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, IN 2000 WHERE TERRY SERVED TWO YEARS IN AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND HQ, FOLLOWED BY TWO YEARS AT NORAD HQ. IT’S IN COLORADO THAT TERRY DISCOVERED HIS PASSION FOR MARATHON AND TRAIL RUNNING.

7. AFTER 4 YEARS EXPLORING THE WESTERN US, MAJ BUEHL AND HIS FAMILY WERE RELOCATED TO EDMONTON AB IN 2004, WHERE TERRY SPENT THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS AS OPS O 742 SIGNAL SQN, G6 ASU EDMONTON AND G6 LFWA HQ. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT TERRY SERVED 6 MONTHS AS A UNITED NATIONS MILITARY OBSERVER (UNMO) IN SUDAN, OP SAFARI BETWEEN 2008 – 2009.

8. SOON AFTER RETURNING FROM SUDAN, AND WANTING TO REMAIN IN WESTERN CANADA, TERRY WAS POSTED AS J6 TO THE CANADIAN FORCES MANOEUVRE TRAINING CENTRE, WAINWRIGHT AB. AFTER 3 YEARS ON IR, IT WAS AGAIN TIME FOR A MOVE, AND THE FAMILY RELOCATED IN 2012 TO OTTAWA ON, WHERE TERRY JOINED THE JIIFC PROJECT.

9. IN 2013 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED AND THE BUEHLS GOT TO EXPERIENCE ARCTIC LIFE WHEN TERRY WAS POSTED AS J6 JOINT TASK FORCE NORTH, YELLOWKNIFE NWT. HIGHLIGHTS WERE MANY, INCLUDING COMMANDING OP NEVUS 2014 AND 2015, LIVESTREAMING THE ICE DIVE ON HMS EREBUS, HYPOTHERMIC SNOWSHOE RUNNING, THE FROZEN ASS 50, 500KM BICYCLE RIDES TO HAY RIVER, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH ARCTIC WOLVES AND MUSKOX AND MANY NIGHTS UNDER THE STARS WATCHING THE AURORA BOREALIS.

10. BUT ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END, AND IN 2016 TERRY WAS POSTED BACK TO OTTAWA. AFTER A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AS OPS O, DIM SECUR, MAJ BUEHL WAS ONCE AGAIN CHOSEN FOR AN OUTCAN POSITION, THIS TIME TO LATVIA AS ONE THE FIRST TWO CANADIAN OFFICERS EMBEDDED WITH THE LATVIAN ARMY WITHIN THE LATVIAN ALLIED AUGMENTATION TEAM (LAAT). WORKING ALONGSIDE THE LATVIAN ARMY AND THE CANADIAN LEAD, MULTI-NATIONAL BATTLE GROUP IN ADAZI, THIS EXPERIENCE DID NOT DISAPPOINT. AFTER A ONE YEAR DEPLOYMENT, TERRY RETURNED HOME AND JOINED THE CARLING CAMPUS PROJECT TRANSITION TEAM IN DGHQT IN 2018.

11. TERRY AND MARIA WILL BE RETIRING ON 3 JULY 2020, AND ARE PLANNING ON RELOCATING TO THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY, NOVA SCOTIA, WHERE YOU WILL LIKELY FIND TERRY AT THE POOL, IN THE GYM OR RUNNING AROUND THE ACADIA U TRACK.

12. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY WILL BE HELD ON 19 JUNE 2020 AT THE KANATA LEGION BRANCH 638, LOCATED AT 70 HINES ROAD KANATA ONTARIO. THE TIME FOR THE EVENT WILL BE 1500-1700HRS. PLEASE INFORM CWO S.A. MERCER [email protected] IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE EVENT OR OFFER SPECIAL LETTER TO TERRY. (UNLIKE CARLING CAMPUS THERE IS PLENTY OF FREE PARKING AT THE LEGION).

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Mike Bassier
10 months ago

Terry,

Congrats on a well deserved retirement from a very distinguished career. Not sure how/if you’ll see this, but reach out to me if you do. Would love to catch up.

Mike Bassier
Detective #1586
Peel Regional Police
[email protected]

Brian Panesar
3 years ago

Congrats Terry! I remember going down to the armed forces office with you back in Grade 13 – who would have thought it would lead to this lengthy and distinguished career?
All the best to you and Maria in this next phase of your life!
Cheers,
Brian

Brian
4 years ago

Congratulations on the retirement! I hope you get the chance to make it over to Japan and run around Mount Fuji, it is a fascinating place!

shawn
4 years ago

Terry
Was a pleasure to get to know you and work with you over the last year and a half. I must also say that it was equally as nice to meet Maria. You two are a wonderful couple. I wish you both the best in retirement. Oh; by the way, when I am down east and you two are head of a bed a breakfast for runners and artists, I think it would be only proper that I receive a discount if I bring my runners and a guitar that I painted myself. Thoughts?????

Paul and Ursula Victor
4 years ago

Terry, Congratulations on your retirement!
Well done on climbing the mountain, now you and Maria can finally enjoy the view!

Best wishes and good health to you both.

reyhan
4 years ago

Thank you for your service Terry, here is a big Congratulations on your retirement coming from Yellowknife NT
Reyhan Sarikaya
JTFN AA DComd

Ellick Pau
4 years ago

It was a pleasure working with you at Wainwright and at Yellowknife. Enjoy your well-deserved retirement and best wishes to your future endeavors!

Brigitte Trau
4 years ago

Wishing you and Maria a peaceful and healthy retirement in Nova Scotia. You have chosen a beautiful place to retire. Enjoy every moment!

John Clark
4 years ago

Best of luck Terry! Happy to have worked with you in the West.

Terry
4 years ago
Reply to  John Clark

Thanks John. Our time out west will always be special. We left our daughter out there! Hope you doing well. Terry

Jas
4 years ago
Reply to  Terry

Hi Terry, congrats and thanks for serving our beautiful country.
I will always remember , my brother was not home and I was in grade 8/9 and I went on my first motorcycle ride with you to the beaches, was so scary but so fun. Thank you

Almants
4 years ago
Reply to  Terry

Terry, thank you for your service in the Latvia too
We are really appreciate and still remember you!