RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER RAYMOND J.A. ROSS, 00109 – ATIS TECH

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Retirement Date: 16/11/2023

AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MWO RAYMOND J.A. ROSS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES EFFECTIVE 16 NOVEMBER 2023.

MWO ROSS FIRST JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 21 APRIL 1987, AS A COMMUNICATION AND RADAR TECHNICIAN. AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING AT CANADIAN FORCES BASE CORWALLIS, NOVA SCOTIA AND TRADES TRAINING AT CFSCE, HE WAS POSTED TO COMOX 407 SQUADRANT. IN 1990, WAS POSTED TO CFB MOOSE AS A FLIGHT SIMULATOR TECHNICIAN UNTIL HONOURABLY RELEASED IN MAY 1994.

MWO ROSS RE-ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 2001, AS A AEROSPACE TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN AND SUBSEQUENTLY POSTED TO 19 WING COMOX WHERE HE WORK ON THE AIRFIELD. IN 2006, HE WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL AND POSTED TO 22 WING NORTH BAY AS A CREW CHIEF IN NORAD. IN 2009, HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND POSTED TO 17 WING DETACHMENT DUNDURN AS THE SENIOR ATIS TECHNICIAN. DURING HIS POSTING HE DEPLOYED TO OP PODIUM FOR THE 2010 OLYMPICS. IN 2015, HE WAS PROMOTED TO WO AND POSTED TO NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AS A LIFE CYCLE MATERIAL MANAGER FOR NORAD INTERNAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND RADOME MAINTENANCE WITHIN ADM MAT. IN 2018, HE WAS PROMOTED TO MWO AND WAS RESPONSIBLE AS LCMM FOR SHORT RANGE RADAR FOR NORTH WARNING. IN 2019, HE WAS POSTED MASSET AS THE DETACHMENT COMMANDER. IN 2021 HE WAS POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM AS THE MAINTENANCE TROOP COMMANDER. IN MAY OF 2023, HE WAS POSTED TO PROJECT DELIVERY COMMON INFORMATION SYSTEMS AS LCMM FOR NAVAL RADIO SYSTEMS.

MWO ROSS WILL BE STAYING IN THE NCR WHERE HE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AS A LCMM FOR DG CYBER WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE.

A PRIVATE DEPART WITH DIGNITY LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD AT O’BRIENS ROADHOUSE, 730 INDUSTRIAL AVE, AT A LATER DATE.

CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, FAREWELL MESSAGES, WELL WISHES AND TALL TALES ARE WELCOME TO BE SENT TO ROB MACKILLOP BY EMAIL AT [email protected].

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