RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER S. PRICE, CD, 00383 – SIG OP

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Retirement Date: 28/04/2023

 

  1. ON 28 APRIL 2023 AFTER 34 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MWO S. PRICE RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONIC BRANCH.

 

  1. MWO PRICE GREW UP IN HAMPTON (NEW BRUNSWICK) AND AFTER DECIDING HIS CAREER INCLUDED THE LOCAL SOBEYS WITH HIS FRIENDS, HIS MOTHER MARCHED HIM INTO THE SAINT JOHN RECRUITING CENTER TO BE SORTED OUT. JOINING AS A RADIO OPERATER (RAD OP) AFTER IT WAS DESCRIBED AS, A RADIO DISK JOCKEY BUT YOU CAMP A LOT.

 

AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING AT CORNWALLIS (YES, HE’S THAT OLD) HE WAS SENT TO SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU TO LEARN FRENCH WHILE THE RAD OP TRADES TRAINING WAS ON HOLD. HE WOUND UP SPENDING 11 MONTHS AND LEFT WITH A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF A DIALECT ONLY SPOKEN IN FRANCE. HE WENT ON TRADES TRAINING AND WAS POSTED TO 5 CMBG HQ & SIGS (QGET) WHERE HE STAYED FOR 15ISH YEARS. HE BOUNCED BETWEEN QGET, SERVICE BATALLION, AND 5 RALC. WHILE TRANSFERRING AROUND LIKE LUGGAGE HE DEPLOYED TO, ISRAEL, BOSNIA, HAITI AND AFGHANISTAN. HE DEPLOYED DURING THE QUEBEC ICE STORM, THE G8 IN EDMONTON AND EVEN LANDED IN AUSTRALIA FOR AN EXERCISE.

 

UPON PROMOTION TO SGT, HE WAS EXTRADITED TO THE JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT (JSR) IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO. WHILE AT JSR HE DEPLOYED TO THE OLYMPICS IN VANCOUVER AND THE G8 IN BARRIE, ONTARIO. AFTER JSR HE WAS SENT TO THE HOME OF ALL SIGS, CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS WHERE HE CYCLED THROUGH A FEW POSITIONS. UPON PROMOTION TO MASTER WARRANT OFFICER, IT WAS BACK TO JSR AS THE CHIEF COMMUNICATION OPERATOR WHERE HE WENT ON COURSE IN ITALY AND UPON HIS RETURN HE DEPLOYED TO KUWAIT FOR A FEW MONTHS. AFTER JSR HE MOVED TO THE COMBAT TRAINING CENTER IN GAGETOWN, AS A COURSE DEVELOPER FOR SIGNALS TRAINING. AFTER 6 SHORT YEARS HE MOVED TO 5 CDSG SIG SQN SPLITTING HIS TIME WITH THE SQN AND ADM(IM) DIMTS IN OTTAWA.

 

USING THE MILITARY AS A WAY OF AVOIDING GOING TO SCHOOL HE SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS TIME WORKING FOR THE EDUCATION SYSTEM.

 

  1. WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF HIS WIFE (RET’D WO) DAPHNEE POULIN AND DAUGHTERS, CASSIDY AND MADISSON PRICE, HE WOULD NOT HAVE STAYED IN AS LONG AS HE DID. HE INTENDS TO SPEND HIS TIME WOOD WORKING IN HIS GARAGE OR FISHING OFF THE BOAT. YES, HE WILL WORK ON THE HONEY DO LIST THAT HIS WIFE HAS PREPARED.

 

  1. A SMALL INFORMAL DEPART WITH DIGNITY WILL BE HELD IN JUN 2023 AT THE GAGETOWN WO’S AND SGT’S MESS. THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND ARE ASKED TO CONTACT: MWO P. GERMAN (PATRICK(DOT)GERMAN(AT)FORCES(DOT)GC(DOT)CA) PHONE: 506-422-2000 EXT 2619 OR MAJ K. TURNER (KRYSTAL(DOT)TURNER(AT)FORCES(DOT)GC(DOT)CA) PHONE: 506-422-2000 EXT 2212

 

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