RETIREMENT – MCPL J HOUGHTON, CD

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1. AFTER MORE THAN 12 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, MCPLHOUGHTON WILL BE RETIRING ON 8 OCTOBER, 2018.

2. MCPL HOUGHTON ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS AN LAND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS (LCIS) TECHNICIAN, FEBRUARY 2006, AT SAULT SAINT MARIE, ONTARIO. AFTER RECRUIT TRG IN SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, HE PROCEEDED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE) FOR POET AND QL3, COMPLETING IT IN SEPTEMBER 2007. HIS FIRST POSTING WAS TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT (CFJSR). IN MAY 2008, PTE HOUGHTON COMPLETED HIS QL5 AND WAS SENT ON HIS BASIC MLITARY QUALIFICATION LAND (BMQ-L). IN MARCH 2009, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CORPORAL. CPL HOUGHTON AND WORKED WITH DIFFERENT SECTIONS WITHIN THE REGIMENT. HE COMPLETED TWO TAVS AND ONE DEPOYMENT TO AFGHANISTAN WHILE AT CFJSR

4. HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK AND POSTED TO 3 AREA SUPPORT GROUP (ASG) PC SVC SECTION, CFB GAGETOWN JULY 2012. WITH THE TRADE REALIGNMENT, MCPL HOUGHTON BECAME AN ARMY COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS SUPPORT INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST (ACISS-IST). IN MAY 2013, MCPL HOUGHTON COMPLETED HIS PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATION LAND (PLQ-L) AND WAS EMPLOYED AS 2IC. IN 2017, THE SERVICE MANAGEMENT CENTRE (SMC) GAGETOWN STOOD UP AND HIS POSITION CHANGED TO DESKTOP SUPPORT 2IC, WHICH HE OCCUPIED FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS CAREER AS A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT.

5. HE WILL BE REMAINING IN THE OROMOCTO AREA, TAKING A CIVILIAN POSITION WITHIN DND. HE PLANS TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIS WIFE, 2 SONS AND 3 STEP-DAUGHTERS, AND CONTINUE TO ENJOY COMPUTER RELATED ENTERTAINMENT.

6. WE WISH HE THE BEST OF LUCK AND A DEPART WITH DIGNITY WILL BE HELD TO HONOUR MCPL HOUGHTON`S SERVICE AT 1130HRS ON 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018 AT MCGINNIS LANDING, FREDERICTON. ANECDOTES, STORIES, AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES FOR MCPL HOUGHTON ARE WELCOMED.

7. FOR THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/) NO LATER THAN 7 AUGUST. THE COST TO ATTEND IS 10 DOLLARS, WHICH WILL GO TO OFFSET THE COSTS OF THE EVENT AND PRESENTATIONS.

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