RETIREMENT – MASTER CORPORAL JOHN LAKATOS, CD, 00385 – SIG TECH

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  1. ON 16 DECEMBER 2022, MASTER CORPORAL JOHN LAKATOS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AFTER 12 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.
  2. BORN AND RAISED IN TOTTENHAM, ON, MCPL LAKATOS JOINED THE CAF ON 25 FEBRUARY 2010 IN BARRIE, ON AS AN LCIS TECH. HE WAS POSTED TO CFSCE KINGSTON FOR TRAINING TO REACH HIS OFP AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING AT CFLRS ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU. IN 2011, MCPL LAKATOS WAS POSTED TO 1 HQ AND SIGS SQN AT CFB EDMONTON. DURING THOSE 5 YEARS, HE PARTICIPATED IN MULTIPLE EXERCISES AND CREATED INNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES, INCLUDING A RADIO-OVER-INTERNET PROTOCOL (ROIP) DEVICE TO SUPPLEMENT OR REPLACE RADIO REBROADCAST (RRB) TASKS, AND A TOBOGGAN BASED RADIO COMMS SUITE KIT FOR ARCTIC AIR DROP DEPLOYMENT. IN ADDITION TO SERVING AS A MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM COMMANDER (MRT COMD), MCPL LAKATOS ALSO SERVED AS THE TRAINING CELL COMMANDER AND WAS THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT FOR THE ELAN COMM SUITE. IN 2016, MCPL LAKATOS WAS PROMOTED AND POSTED TO 2 HQ & SIGS CFB PETAWAWA AS A MCPL MRT COMD. IN 2017, MCPL LAKATOS WAS GIVEN HIS FIRST COMMAND POSITION AS THE LCIS DETACHMENT COMMANDER AT 2 CER, WHERE HE LEAD HIS TEAM TO SUCCESS, DRASTICALLY INCREASING THE VEHICLES FLEET COMMS SERVICEABILITY TO A RECORD HIGH AND TO AN EASIILY MANAGEABLE STATE. IN 2020, MCPL LAKATOS WAS POSTED TO DIMEUS 3-3 AS A SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR.
  3. MCPL LAKATOS HOPES TO TRANSITION TO A POSITION WITHIN THE PUBLIC SERVICE, WHILE WORKING ON HIS PERSONAL AND FAMILY HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF HIS RETIREMENT.
  4. HE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE HE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING WITH AND IS GRATEFUL FOR THE FRIENDSHIPS DEVELOPED OVER HIS CAREER. A DEPARTURE WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY IS PLANNED FOR 2 DECEMBER 2022 AT MILLS STREET PUB, STARTING AT 1230. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE DWD, PLEASE EMAIL MS HARVEY AT [email protected]. BEST WISHES AND FUNNY CAREER ANECDOTES MAY BE SENT TO [email protected].
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