by | Feb 6, 2024 | News, Retirements | 8 comments

Effective 31 August 2024, after more than 34 years of loyal and dedicated military service, MWO Troy Gaudet will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces. One of six children born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Troy chose to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and enrolled in the CAF on 14 August 1990, and four days later, arrived on Basic Training at the Canadian Forces Recruit School at Canadian Forces Base, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. In early November 1990 upon completion of Basic Training, Troy was posted to the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics in Kingston, Ontario, where he completed the Radio Operator Training. As time at the school came to an end, Troy would take his new found skill and knowledge to the 1st Canadian Division Headquarters and Signals Regiment in Kingston, Ontario, where he would serve in various positions from September 1991 to July 1996. From July 1996 to July 2001, Troy spent time with both the 79th Communication Regiment and the Canadian Forces Joint Signals Regiment, travelling the world on deployed operations. In the summer of 2001, Troy was promoted to MCpl and posted to the 2nd Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron as a Communications Systems Detachment Commander, Section 2IC, and Bde CP 2IC. In November of 2003, Troy returned to CFJSR for a short stay until he would be promoted to Sgt and selected for employment with the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Headquarters in February of 2006. In the summer of 2011, Troy returned to CFJSR serving as a Section Commander. Promoted to WO in 2013, Troy took the position of Delta Tp WO and in 2015 was moved into the position as the Regimental Ops WO. Promoted to MWO in the summer of 2017, Troy was selected to fill the CJOC OUTACAN position as J6 Ops with Task Force Latvia Headquarters in Riga, Latvia where he continues to serve. From 1992 to present day, Troy has deployed on ten international operations to include: Op DANACA (1992-1993) in the Middle East; Op LANCE (1994-1995) in Rwanda; Op PALLADIUM (1997 and 1999-2000) in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Op ATHENA (2003), ARCHER (2005 and 2007-2008), ATTENTION (2012) all in Afghanistan; Op IMPACT (2015) in the Middle East, and Op REASSURANCE (2017 – 2018) in Latvia. Within a couple of weeks of arriving in Latvia, Troy met his soul mate Mareka, the love of his life and they married in March 2023. Not having any children of his own, Troy was blessed through marriage with two lovely step-daughters Sindija and Patricija. Upon retirement, Troy will seek permanent residency status in Latvia, where he and Mareka will reside in the countryside on the outskirts of Riga. There, they will enjoy working the garden and spending time with family and friends, while also taking time to travel the sunny ends of Europe. Outside the homestead and travel, Troy can be found on the Links at OZO Golf Club with his fellow Expat golf buddies from around the world. MWO Troy Gaudet’s DWD will consist of a round of golf, followed by lunch which will take place on Thursday, 6 June 2024 at Ozo Golf Course. Congratulatory messages, best wishes, and anecdotes may be sent to MWO Travis Boudreau at [email protected]

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Eric Brisebois
2 days ago

Congratulations on your retirement. Thanks for dragging me out to the Kiwi. Good luck on the golf course.

1 day ago
Reply to  Eric Brisebois

Thank you Eric!

Ed Whelan
5 days ago

Congrats Troy on your retirement from the CAF. Good luck going forward!

1 day ago
Reply to  Ed Whelan

Thank you Ed!

14 days ago

Congratulations Troy. All the best.

1 day ago

Thank you Daren!!!

Sam McQuay
15 days ago

Congratulations Troy!! What an amazing career you have had. All the best to you and yours in the future.

1 day ago
Reply to  Sam McQuay

Thank you Sammy!!