RETIREMENT – MASTER WARANT OFFICER R. BOUCHER, CD, 00109 – ATIS TECH

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  1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER R. BOUCHER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 01 AUGUST 2023 AFTER 21 + YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

 

  1. MWO BOUCHER ENROLLED WITH THE CAF ON 19 SEPTEMBER 2001. AFTER COMPLETION OF BASIC TRAINING IN ST JEAN SUR RICHELIEU, SHE WAS SENT TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE) IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO. AFTER THE COMPLETION OF HER ATIS QL3 TRAINING IN 2003, SHE WAS POSTED TO 742 SIGS SQN IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA WHERE SHE WAS EMPLOYED AS A TRANSMITTER SITE TECH AND AREA SIG MAINTENANCE TECH. IN 2007, SHE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES CRYPTO MAINTENANCE UNIT (CFCMU) WHERE SHE WAS EMPLOYED AS A REPAIR AND OVERHAUL TECHNICIAN. PROMOTED TO MCPL IN APRIL 2010, SHE WAS POSTED TO SUPPORT SQN AT CFSCE UNTIL HER POSTING TO 12 WING SHEARWATER IN FEBRUARY 2012. DURING HER POSTING TO SHEARWATER, SHE WAS EMPLOYED AS AN ITSS SUPERVISOR AND 12 WING ALTERNATE COMSEC CUSTODIAN. IN JULY 2013, SHE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND ATTENDED SECOND OFFICIAL LANGUAGE TRAINING UNTIL HER POSTING TO 8 AIR COMMAND AND CONTROL SQUADRON (8 ACCS) DET BAGOTVILLE AS THE OPS AND TRAINING SGT. DURING HER POSTING WITH 8 ACCS, SHE DEPLOYED ON OP REASSURANCE (2015) AND OP IMPACT (2016). IN JULY 2016, SHE WAS POSTED TO BASE INFORMATION SERVICES (BIS) IN HALIFAX, NS AS THE CLASSIFIED NETWORKS SUPERVISOR AND MOVED INTO THE BIS CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER POSITION FOLLOWING HER PROMOTION TO WARRANT OFFICER IN 2017, WHERE SHE OVERSAW THE SMC SERVICE DESK AND DESKTOP SUPPORT SECTIONS. IN JUNE OF 2020, SHE WAS PROMOTED TO HER CURRENT RANK OF MWO AND POSTED TO 12 OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQN AS THE TELECOM FLIGHT SQUADRON WARRANT OFFICER. IN MAY OF 2022, SHE WAS POSTED TO THE DIRECTOR OF MILITARY CAREERS IN OTTAWA, ON AS THE ATIS TECH CAREER MANAGER.

 

  1. MWO BOUCHER HAS CHERISHED HER TIME WITH THE CAF AND ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES IT HAS PROVIDED TO HER. SHE IS ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE FRIENDSHIPS THAT SHE HAS MADE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. ALTHOUGH SHE IS RETIRING FROM THE CAF, SHE HAS ACCPEPTED A PUBLIC SERVICE POSITION WITH BASE INFORMATION SERVICES IN HALIFAX AND WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE DND. MWO BOUCHER LOOKS FORWARD TO SETTLING DOWN IN THE HALIFAX AREA WITH HER FIANCE CHRIS AND HER STEPCHILDREN MIKKA AND THORSTEN.

 

  1. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY (DWD) WILL BE HELD AT CFS LEITRIM ALL RANKS MESS 1200-1700 ON 19 JULY 2023. LIGHT SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED FOLLOWED BY CERTIFICATES PRESENTATION. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND, SHARE STORIES AND BID FAREWELL. PLEASE RSVP TO MAJOR JB HAHN AT [email protected] OR CWO C ADAMSON AT [email protected] NLT 14 JULY 2023. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, STORIES OR ANECDOTES CAN ALSO BE SENT TO THE SAME ADDRESS.

 

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