1. MCPL DAVID HARRISON WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 17 APRIL 2019 WITH 28 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, COMMUNICTAIONS ELECTRONICS BRANCH, AND THE LINE TRADE.

2. DAVE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 OCTOBER 1990. HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC RECRUIT TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS AND WAS POSTED TO CFB ESQUIMALT. DURING HIS TIME IN ESQUIMALT HE SERVED TIME ON HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS PROTECTEUR, HMCS ALGONQUIN, AND HMCS CALGARY, TRAVELLING THE WORLD AND VISITING VARIOUS PORTS ETC. IN 2003 HE DECIDED TO OT TO LINEMAN AND LEAVE THE NAVY LIFE BEHIND HIM. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS TRADE’S TRAINING HE WORKED A BRIEF PERIOD WITH 1 LINE SQUADRON IN KINGSTON AND THEN WAS POSTED BACK TO THE WEST COAST TO WORK AS A LINEMAN IN BIS ESQUIMALT. HE WAS POSTED TO WAINWRIGHT IN THE SUMMER OF 2011 AND ENJOYED THE AREA SO MUCH THAT HE DECIDED TO STAY INDEFINITELY.

3. DAVE HAS ACCEPTED A DND CIVILIAN POSITION WITH CMTC AND PLANS ON CONTINUING TO WORK IN WAINWRIGHT AS LONG AS HIS WIFE DAWN, AND DAUGHTERS JESICA AND MCKENZEY WILL ALLOW HIM.

4. DAVE HAS REQUESTED AN INFORMAL DWD THAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE.

5. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, STORIES OR ANECDOTES CAN BE FORWARDED TO SGT CURTIS SCHNEIKART AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: CURTIS.SCHNEIKART@FORCES.GC.CA