RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER PATRICK GERMAN, CD – 00383, SIG OP

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Retirement Date: 30/08/2024

AFTER 28 YEARS IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, MWO PATRICK GERMAN WILL BE RETIRING ON 30 AUG 24.

BORN INTO A MILITARY FAMILY, MWO GERMAN GREW UP LIVING ON RADAR STATIONS AND AIR BASES, SUCH AS CFS BEAVERLODGE, AFB MCCORD, CFS LOWTHER, CFB CHATHAM AND CFB BORDEN.  DURING HIGH SCHOOL, HE JOINED THE ARMY RESERVES AS AN RADIO TELETYPE OPERATOR WITH 706 COMM SQN, DURING WHICH TIME HE DID CALLOUTS WITH 2 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN, PETAWAWA, 14 WING GREENWOOD AND DEPLOYED ON OPERATION RECUPERATION IN SUPPORT OF THE ICE STORM CLEANUP.

IN 2000, MWO GERMAN JOINED THE REG FORCE AS A RADIO OPERATOR AND WAS POSTED TO PETAWAWA.  LATER IN 2000 HIS TRADE CHANGED TO SIGNAL OPERATOR.  WHILE THERE HE WAS PART OF 2 SIGS, 2 CMBG HQ, AND 3 RCR.  HIS DEPLOYMENTS FROM PETAWAWA, INCLUDED BOSINA (02), KABUL (03) AND KANDAHAR (08) AFGHANISTAN.

IN 2009 HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND POSTED TO 741 COMM SQN (VICTORIA) AS THE RSS/OPS WO AND TOOK PART IN THE UNITS CHANGE TO 39 SIG REGT, 1 SQN.  ANOTHER TRADE CHANGE HAPPENED IN 2010 WHEN HE BECAME AN ARMY COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM SPECIALIST (ACISS).  IN 2012 MWO GERMAN WAS POSTED TO CFSCE, SP SQN AS PART OF THE TRAINING NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER (TNOC) AND SYSTEM MANAGEMENT BATTLELAB (SMBL).

IN 2014, HE WAS PROMOTED TO WO AND POSTED TO 36 SIG REGT, 1 SQN WHICH HAD JUST CHANGED FROM 721 COMM REGT (CHARLOTTETOWN) PEI.  IN 2016, MWO GERMAN WAS POSTED BACK TO PETAWAWA WHERE HE WAS THE 2 SVC BN, SIG PL WO, AND ASSISTANT CHIEF COMM OP WITH 2 CMBG HQ.  HIS CURRENT TRADE REASSIGNMENT HAPPENED IN SUMMER 2020 WHEN HE BECAME A SIG OP AGAIN.  IN MAY 2021, MWO GERMAN WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK AND POSTED TO 5 CDSG SIG SQN, GAGETOWN AS THE SQN SSM.

PATRICK WITH SPOUSE SELINA AND 2 DAUGHTERS, RYLIE AND VIOLET, WILL NOW RETURN BACK TO THE PETAWAWA AREA WITH HIS INTENT TO ASSIST THE RCCS FROM THE PROSPECTIVE OF A CONTRACTOR WHILE HIS KIDS PROGRESS THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.

A DWD IS PLANNED AT THE CFB GAGETOWN WO’S & SGT’S MESS 24 JUNE 1400-1600HRS. WO A.C. JUDSON WILL BE COORDINATING THE DWD. PLEASE RSVP WITH HIM AT [email protected] IF YOU WISH TO SHARE STORIES OF MWO GERMAN TO BE SHARED AT THE DWD PLEASE EMAIL THEM.

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Mark Nearing
1 month ago

Congrats Pat, enjoy your retirement and going back to Pet

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Geoffrey Priems
1 month ago

Congratulations Patrick’

Chris
1 month ago

Congratulations

Doug Rickett
1 month ago

Hey Pat,

Happy retirement, I’ll visit and we’ll reminisce!

B. Gardiner
1 month ago

Congratulations, Pat!

Ryan Sutton
1 month ago

Congrats pat. Happy to have worked with you during your career. Wish you and the ladies the best in retirement.