RETIREMENT – MCPL ETIENNE GAUDREAULT, CD – 00394 IS TECH

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1. MASTER CORPORAL ETIENNE GAUDREAULT WILL RETIRE ON 15 JULY 2021 AFTER 18 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. ETIENNE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN APRIL 2003 AT CFRC QUEBEC CITY. AFTER COMPLETING BMQ IS SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU HE COMPLETED HIS SIG OP QLS IN SEPT OF 2004. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS INITIAL TRADES TRAINING, ETIENNE WAS POSTED TO 5E RÉGIMENT D’ARTILLERIE LÉGÈRE DU CANADA WHERE HE COMPLETED VARIOUS TRAINING EXERCISES BEFORE BEING DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN AS PART OF THE NATIONAL COMMAND ELEMENT IN FEB OF 2006. ETIENNE WAS PROMOTED TO CPL IN APR 2007. CPL GAUDREAULT WAS POSTED TO 5 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN IN APR 2008 WHERE HE CONTINUED HIS TRADES TRAINING BECOMING A QUALIFIED RCIED OPERATOR IN JULY OF 2008. ETIENNE THEN DEPLOYED AS PART OF AN EOD TEAM TO AFGHANISTAN IN MAR OF 2009. HE RETURNED FROM HIS SECOND TOUR IN AFGHANISTAN IN OCT OF 2009 AND CONTINUED HIS TRAINING UNTIL HIS POSTING TO 5 FIELD AMBULANCE IN APR OF 2010. ETIENNE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK IN JUN OF 2012 AND WAS THEN POSTED OUT WEST TO LORD STRATHCONA’S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS). AS A MEMBER OF LDSH(RC) MCPL GAUDREAULT CHANGED TRADES FROM SIG OP TO IS TECH AND BECAME THE TLAN DET COMMANDER AT LDSH(RC). IN HIS TIME AT THE STRATHCONA’S, ETIENNE DEPLOYED ON OP UNIFIER IN MAR OF 2017 AND AGAIN ON OP REASSURANCE IN JAN OF 2020. ETIENNE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15 JULY 2021 FROM LDSH(RC).

3. AFTER RETIREMENT FROM THE CAF, ETIENNE PLANS TO MOVE BACK TO QUEBEC TO BE CLOSER TO HIS FAMILY AND PERUSE A CAREER IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

4. ETIENNE HAS CHOSEN NOT TO HAVE A FORMAL DEPART WITH DIGNITY. ANYONE WISHING TO SEND ANECDOTES OR FAREWELL WISHES PLEASE CONTACT SGT DARREN SCOTT BY EMAIL [email protected].

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