RETIREMENT – MAJOR PATRICK DOOLEY – 00340, CELE

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Retirement Date: 10/04/2024

 

  1. AFTER 33 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, MAJOR PATRICK DOOLEY WILL RETIRE 10 APRIL 2024.
  1. MAJOR DOOLEY ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN IN SEPTEMBER OF 1990 AND COMMENCED BASIC TRAINING AT CFB CORNWALLIS, NOVA SCOTIA. FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE PERFORMANCE ORIENTED ELECTRONICS TRAINING AND THE RADIO TECHNICIAN QL3 COURSE, MAJOR DOOLEY WAS POSTED TO CFB GREENWOOD. IN 2001 THEY WERE APPOINTED TO MCPL, REMAINED IN GREENWOOD, AND OCCUPIED SEVERAL KEY POSITIONS. DURING THIS TIME, MAJOR DOOLEY WAS DEPLOYED ON OPERATION APOLLO, ROTO ZERO. IN 2004 MAJOR DOOLEY WAS POSTED TO GANDER NEWFOUNDLAND, PROMOTED TO SGT IN 2005, AND ONE YEAR LATER WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN COMPONENT NATO AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING FORCE, GEILENKIRCHEN GERMANY, AS AN AWACS RADAR TECHNICIAN.
  1. IN 2010 MAJOR DOOLEY WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS, WHERE THEY HELD POSITIONS AS THE CRYPTO CELL SUPERVISOR, ATIS 6A COURSE DIRECTOR, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES WO. MAJOR DOOLEY WAS PROMOTED TO MWO IN 2014 AND POSTED TO ATESS AS THE TRAINING FLIGHT MASTER WARRANT OFFICER; HOWEVER, WAS ONLY THERE FOR ONE YEAR AND POSTED BACK TO CFSCE IN 2015 AS THE 3 SQUADRON SSM. IN 2016 MAJOR DOOLEY WAS POSTED TO CANADIAN FORCES CRYPTO MAINTENANCE SQUADRON AS THE SSM.
  1. FACED WITH A CHALLENGING DECISION IN 2018, MAJOR DOOLEY ACCEPTED THEIR COMMISSION INSTEAD OF A PROMOTION TO CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER. AFTER COMPLETING CELE TRAINING, MAJOR DOOLEY WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT AS THE REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT. PROMOTED TO THEIR CURRENT RANK IN 2022, MAJOR DOOLEY STAYED WITH THE REGIMENT WHERE THEY HELD PROMINENT ROLES AS THE REGIMENTAL OPERATIONS OFFICER, AND THE DEPUTY COMMANDING OFFICER. POSTED FOR THE FINAL TIME IN 2023 TO THE CHIEF INFORMATION GROUP AS A SECURE RADIO PROJECT OFFICER.
  1. MAJOR DOOLEY IS EXTREMELY PROUD OF THEIR TIME SPENT WITH THE CAF, THEIR SERVICE TO CANADA, AND THE FRIENDSHIPS MADE OVER THE DECADES. THEY ARE EXCEPTIONALLY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR BEAUTIFUL WIFE JENNIFER AND THREE TERRIFIC YOUNG MEN, MICHAEL, AUSTIN, AND ERIC. THEIR SACRIFICE AND SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE 33+ YEARS OF SERVICE WAS INSTRUMENTAL TO SUCH A LONG CAREER. MAJOR DOOLEY WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE, AS THEY HAVE ACCEPTED A PUBLIC SERVANT POSITION WITH SMC KINGSTON.
  1. A SMALL FUNCTION WILL BE HELD STARTING AT 1330, 10 APRIL 2024, AT JACK ASTORS IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO. ALL ARE WELCOMED TO ATTEND, SHARE STORIES, AND CELEBRATE MAJOR DOOLEY’S RETIREMENT. PLEASE RSVP TO MAJOR CHRIS VERNON AT [email protected]. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, STORIES, PHOTOS OR ANECDOTES CAN ALSO BE SENT TO THE SAME ADDRESS.
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