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

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1. AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO
THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES MCPL CEDRIK 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 SONIA
AND THEIR LOVELY DAUGHTER MAELIE 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 SGT
PIERRE TANGUAY ([email protected]).

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