RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER TRAVIS FRERICHS, CD – 00109, ATIS TECH

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Retirement Date: 14/02/2024

AFTER 22+ YEARS OF OUTSTANDING LOYALTY AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER TRAVIS FRERICHS WILL BE RETIRING ON 14 FEBRUARY 2024.

MWO FRERICHS JOINED THE CAF ON OCTOBER 26, 2001 AS AN AEROSPACE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN (ATIS TECH). FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF BASIC TRAINING IN SAINT-JEAN QC, MWO FRERICHS WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS FOR PERFORMANCE ORIENTATED ELECTRONICS TRAINING AND ATIS TECH QL3 TRAINING. IN OCTOBER 2003, MWO FRERICHS WAS POSTED TO THE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING TEST ESTABLISHMENT (AETE) WHERE HE WORKED AS PART OF THE GROUND DATA SECTION ON THE PRIMROSE LAKE EVALUATION RANGE. DURING HIS TIME AT AETE, MWO FRERICHS DEPLOYED TO KANDAHAR, AF ON TF 1-07 AS PART OF THE 2 RCR BATTLE GROUP WHERE HE WAS CHARGED WITH THE MAINTENANCE OF THE GROUND CONTROL AND DATA SYSTEMS FOR THE CU-161 SPERWER UAV. UPON HIS RETURN FROM AFGHANISTAN, MWO FRERICHS WAS POSTED TO CFB ESQUIMALT DET MATSQUI, IN 2008 AND SUBSEQUENTLY PROMOTED TO MCPL IN 2009 AND EMPLOYED AS THE DET HF/LF MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR. IN 2013, HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND POSTED TO NATO MARITIME COMMAND N3, IN LONDON, UK WHERE HE WORKED AS THE DIVISION’S INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE MANAGER. IN 2017, MWO FRERICHS WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF WO AND RETURN TO CANADA FOR YEAR LONG FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN GATINEAU, QC. IN 2018, MWO FRERICHS WAS POSTED TO 76 COMMUNICATIONS REGIMENT WHERE HE WORKED AS THE LIFE CYCLE MATERIAL MANAGER FOR IFF ENCRYPTORS AND FILL DEVICES. IN 2021, MWO FRERICHS WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK AND APPOINTED TO THE POSITION OF 17 OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS FLIGHT MWO IN WINNIPEG, MB.

MWO FRERICHS HAS ACCEPTED A JOB WITH NAV CANADA AND WILL BE RELOCATING TO VANCOUVER, BC WITH HIS HUSBAND DEVIN AND THEIR TWO DOGS LEXY AND LILY IN SPRING 2024.

MWO FRERICHS HAS OPTED OUT OF A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY BUT WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE HE HAS WORKED WITH OVER THE YEARS. IF YOU WISH TO REACH OUT TO HIM, YOU CAN SEND HIM AN EMAIL AT [email protected].

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Stephen Thompson
4 months ago

It’s been an honor to work with you and I’m truly grateful for all the knowledge and skills you’ve shared with the team. Your impact and legacy will remain with us even after you leave. Wishing you all the best in your new endeavors! Congratulations on your retirement and enjoy your time at NAVCAN.

Last edited 4 months ago by Stephen Thompson