1. ON 3 JULY 2021, MAJOR TYLER TIBBEL WILL RETIRE AFTER 13 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.

2. MAJ TIBBEL JOINED THE CAF UNDER THE REGULAR OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM ON 4 JULY 2008 IN HALIFAX, NS, AND COMPLETED A BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY IN MAY 2012. UPON COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING IN ST-JEAN/GAGETOWN AND THE BASIC CELE OFFICER COURSE IN 2013, HE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT AND POSTED TO 17 WING TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SERVICES SQUADRON (NOW 17 CIS FLT) IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. HERE MAJ TIBBEL WOULD LEARN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE IT SERVICE DELIVERY FOR SUPPORTING OPERATIONS, WORKING IN ROLES SUCH AS THE DESKTOP SUPPORT OFFICER AND OPERATIONS OFFICER. HE LEARNED A LOT FROM HIS MAJOR, WOS, SGTS, AND CIVILIAN PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO WERE ALWAYS WILLING TO MENTOR HIM AND PASS ON THEIR EXPERIENCE THROUGH LONG OFFICE VISITS. PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN IN 2014, MAJ TIBBEL WOULD REMAIN AT 17 CIS FLT FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS.

3. IN SUMMER 2016, MAJ TIBBEL WAS POSTED JUST DOWN THE ROAD TO 1 CANADIAN AIR DIVISION A6 WHERE HE WOULD SPEND THE REMAINDER OF HIS CAREER. HIS FIRST STOP IN A6 WAS THE RADAR AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS SECTION WHERE HE WORKED AS THE TECHNICAL MANAGING AUTHORITY FOR THE AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND RADIO SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT 1 CAD OPERATIONS. IN EARLY 2017, AFTER A BRIEF STINT AS AN INCREMENTAL INSTRUCTOR FOR THE BASIC CELE COURSE, MAJ TIBBEL TRANSFERRED TO THE A6 INFORMATION PROTECTION SECTION (NOW A6 CYBER SECURITY). HE WAS FORTUNATE TO BE A PART OF 1 CAD’S GROWING CYBER TEAM WHO COLLECTIVELY HELPED PUSH THE RCAF’S CYBER MISSION ASSURANCE PROGRAM FORWARD. THROUGHOUT HIS TIME AT 1 CAD, MAJOR TIBBEL COMPLETED A MASTER’S IN COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM GEORGIA TECH AFTER WORKING HOURS, COMPLETING HIS STUDIES IN LATE 2017. IN SUMMER 2019, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MAJOR AND TOOK OVER AS THE SECTION HEAD FOR BOTH THE A6 CYBER SECURITY AND A6 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SECTIONS.

4. MAJOR TIBBEL HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AS A SECURITY SOFTWARE ENGINEER, WHICH WILL PROVIDE HIS FAMILY GEOGRAPHICAL STABILITY AND ALLOW HIM TO CONTINUE PURSUING HIS INTEREST IN THE CYBER SECURITY FIELD. HE WILL REMAIN IN THE WINNIPEG AREA WITH HIS SPOUSE, SAM, AND GERMAN SHEPHERD/HUSKY DOG, YUNA.

5. THERE WILL BE NO DWD AT THE MEMBER’S REQUEST, BUT FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN TOUCH OR SEND ANY MESSAGES, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND THEM TO [email protected]. MAJOR TIBBEL IS HONORED TO HAVE SERVED WITH DND/CAF AND WISHES EVERYONE THE BEST WITH THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS!

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