RETIREMENT – MCPL C.J.D.A.C. DESJARDINS, CD – 00362-02 ACISS LST

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Retirement Date: 07/07/2019
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1. AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES MCPL C. DESJARDINS WILL RETIRE ON 07 JULY 2019.

2. MCPL DESJARDINS JOINED THE MILITARY ON 13 APRIL 1999 AT THE AGE OF 21 YEARS OLD AND ATTENDED BASIC TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES LEADERSHIP AND RECRUIT SCHOOL (CFLRS) IN SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QUEBEC, AS AN INFANTRYMAN. AFTER COMPLETING QUALIFICATION LEVEL (QL)

3, HE WAS POSTED TO THE 3RD BATTALION, ROYAL 22E RÉGIMENT IN VALCARTIER, QUEBEC, IN DECEMBER 1999. MCPL DESJARDINS DEPLOYED ON A NATO MISSION TO BOSNIA-HERZOGOVINA IN 2001, AND HAS TWO TOURS OF DUTY IN AFGHANISTAN. IN 2004, HE DEPLOYED TO KABUL AND IN 2007 TO KANDAHAR. MCPL DESJARDINS SPENT 10 YEARS AS AN INFANTRYMAN BEFORE COMPLETING AN OCCUPATION TRANSFER INTO THE SIGNALS BRANCH AS A LINEMAN IN JULY 2008. AFTER COMPLETING QL 3, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT (CFJSR), KINGSTON, ONTARIO. MCPL DESJARDINS CONTRIBUTED TO THE INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN SUPPORT OF JOINT TASK FORCE PACIFIC (JTFP) OP PODIUM IN 2009 AND OP CADENCE IN 2010. AFTER SERVING 4 YEARS AT CFJSR, MCPL DESJARDINS WAS POSTED TO 2 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON, PETAWAWA, ONTARIO, IN 2013. HE SPENT 3 YEARS AS A TACTICAL LINE DETACHMENT COMMANDER WITH THE BRIGADE BEFORE HIS FINAL POSTING TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE), KINGSTON, ONTARIO, IN 2016 AS A TACTICAL LINE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST INSTRUCTOR FOR 2 SQUADRON CHARLIE TROOP.

3. MCPL DESJARDINS CURRENTLY LIVES WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE (NAME(S) REMOVED 2023 APRIL 20 BY ADMIN) AND THEIR LOVELY DAUGHTER(NAME(S) REMOVED 2023 APRIL 20 BY ADMIN) IN THE KINGSTON AREA AND INTENDS ON PURSUING HIS EDUCATION IN THE URBAN FORESTRY DEPARTMENT WHILE SUPPORTING HIS WIFE’S CAREER IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES.

4. THERE WILL BE A PRIVATE DWD FUNCTION HELD IN KINGSTON ON 22 JUNE 1400HRS, TO SHARE STORIES AND COMRADERY. IN KEEPING WITH HIS WISHES, FORMAL PRESENTATIONS WILL BE LIMITED.

5. YOUR BEST WISHES AND / OR ANECDOTES CAN BE SEND VIA EMAIL TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

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