RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER RICK COOPER, CD – 00384, LINE TECH

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Retirement Date: 15/05/2024

1. MWO COOPER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON THE 15 MAY 2024 WITH 33+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AND THE LINE TRADE.

2. MWO COOPER ENROLLLED ON 30 OCTOBER 1990 INTO THE REGULAR FORCES, IN PETERBOUROUGH ONTARIO AS AN AIRFORCE TECHNICIAN WERE SOON AFTER COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINNIG IN CORNWALLIS NS. AFTER BASIC TRAINING HE ATTENDED POET TRAINING WITH SMALL CHANGES IN HIS PATH DUE TO THE FORCES REDUCTION PROGRAM HE TRANSFERRED OVER TO LINEMAN AND COMPLETED HIS LINEMAN TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS AT CFB KINGSTON ON.

3. OVER THE NEXT 30 YEARS, MWO COOPER SERVED AS A LINEMAN WITH THE 1 CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL REGIMENT, 726 COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON, CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT DET HALIFAX, CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS, 7 COMMUNICATION GROUP HEADQUARTERS, 76 COMM GROUP HEAD QUARTERS, DIRECTOR GERNERAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGIC PLANNING, 2 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGRADE GROUP HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON, CANADIAN FORCES JOING SIGNAL REGIMENT 1 LINE SQUADRON, 77 LINE REGIMENT HEADQUARTERS AND CANADIAN ARMY DOCTRINE AND TRAINING CENTRE HEADQUARTERS.

4. DURING HIS CAREER, MWO COOPER PARTICIPATED ON OPERATIONS, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE VISITS, EXERCISES AND LINE PROJECTS COAST TO COAST IN CANADA AND LOCATIONS SUCH AS SYRIA, ISREAL, BOSNIA, AND KUWAIT.

5. MWO COOPER ENJOYS TIME SPENT REFEREEING HOCKEY. HE IS MARRIED TO HIS LOVELY WIFE KIM AND HAVE 2 KIDS ANDREW AND HANNAH. THE REAL ENJOYMENT OF HIS LIFE IS THE 3 GRANDKIDS: DOMINIK, OWEN, AND ISAAC.

6. UPON RETIREMENT, MWO COOPER WILL BE TAKING TIME TO SPEND WITH HIS GRANDKIDS FOLLOWED BY WINTERS DOWN SOUTH AND SUMMERS AT THE CAMP.

7. A DWD FUNCTION WILL BE HELD TO HONOUR MWO COOPER AT THE WARRANT AND SERGEANTS MESS, IN KINGSTON ONTARIO AT 1400 HRS ON THE 26 APRIL 2024 AT COST OF $10 (INCLUDE GIFT). PLEASE RSVP BY 12 APRIL 2024 TO MWO SCOTT VILLENEUVE AT 613541-5010 EXT: 3570 OR EMAIL [email protected]

8. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, STORIES AND PHOTOS ARE WELCOME AND MAY BE SENT TO MWO SCOTT VILLENEUVE BY EMAIL ([email protected])

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