RETIREMENT – MAJOR KRISTJAN P. HJALMARSON, 00340 – CELE

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Retirement Date: 07/09/2023

MAJOR KRISTJAN HJALMARSON BEGAN HIS PURSUITS IN THE AIR FORCE IN THE AIR CADETS AT 585 RIDEAU SQUADRON WHERE HE ACHIEVED HIS GLIDER AND PILOT LICENSES. HE THEN BECAME A PILOT INSTRUCTOR WITH THE CADET INSTRUCTOR CADRE IN QUINTE BEFORE JOINING RMC IN 2003. OVER TWENTY YEARS, HE GOT EDUMAKATED WITH AN UNDERGRAD AND MASTERS IN SPACE SCIENCE, TRAVELLED THE WORLD, GOT SOME MEDALS, AND MET SOME GREAT PEOPLE. COOLEST PLACES POSTED/DUTY-STATION: CFS ALERT, WAKE ISLAND, COMOX, KOSOVO, AND ELMENDORF, ALASKA. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO SERVE AND PROTECT THE ARCTIC AND THE PACIFIC.

MAJOR HJALMARSON WOULD LIKE TO THANK THOSE WHO VOLUNTARILY SERVE FOR THE REST OF US, AND REMIND LEADERS THAT CANADA IS A VOLUNTEER FORCE, AND THAT THEY MUST TREAT THEIR FELLOW CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS APPROPRIATELY.

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