RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER PASCAL DEBLOIS, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

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1. AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER PASCAL DEBLOIS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 6 NOVEMBER 2022.

2. MWO DEBLOIS ENROLLED IN THE RESERVE AS A COOK, ON 10 JANUARY 1992, WITH 51ST SERVICE BATTALION. DURING THAT TIME, HE WORKED AT CFB ST-HUBERT, CFB VALCARTIER, AND DEPLOYED TO CFS ALERT FROM NOVEMBER 1996 – MAY 1997. HE THEN RE-MUSTERED AS A SIGINT SPECIALIST IN MARCH 1999. SINCE THEN, HE WAS POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM FROM APRIL 2000 – JULY 2008, AT CFIOG HQ OUTCAN DETACHMENT MARYLAND FROM JULY 2008 – JULY 2011, THEN RETURNED TO CFS LEITRIM FROM JULY 2011 – JULY 2017, DID ANOTHER OUTCAN POSTING AT CFIOG HQ OUTCAN DETACHMENT GEORGIA, AND FINALLY RETURNED TO CFS LEITRIM ON JULY 2021 IN HIS CURRENT POSITION AS 5 SQUADRON SERGEANT MAJOR. HE COMPLETED OVERSEAS TOUR OF DUTIES ABOARD HMCS WINNIPEG; KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN, AND NAPLES, ITALY.

MWO DEBLOIS WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WITH WHOM HE HAD THE HONOR TO SERVE WITH, AND WHO HAS SUPPORTED AND MENTORED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. HE WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK HIS WIFE, CHANTAL ROBITAILLE, WHO HAS PROVIDED MUCH NEEDED SUPPORT OVER THE MANY YEARS OF SERVICE.

3. AFTER HIS RETIREMENT, MWO DEBLOIS WILL REMAIN IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, WHERE HE HAS ACCEPTED EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

4. A RETIREMENT FUNCTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON 4 NOVEMBER 2022 AT THE CFS LEITRIM ALL RANKS MESS AT 1400HRS. RSVP, CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, AND STORIES CAN BE PASSED ON TO WO DEMARBRE AT [email protected] ANYONE WISHING TO CONTRIBUTE TO A RETIREMENT GIFT CAN DO SO THROUGH WO DEMARBRE.

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