1. MASTER CORPORAL JASON BRIGGS WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 08 SEPT 2020, AFTER 23 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE TO QUEEN, COUNTRY, BRANCH OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS AND, MOST NOTABLY, THE BEST TRADE OF ALL, THE LINE TRADE.

2. HE JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE ON 17 APRIL 1997. JASON STARTED HIS CAREER AS AN INFANTRYMAN WITH THE 2ND BATTALION ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT (RCR’S) WHERE HE WENT ON NUMEROUS EXERCISES AND DEPLOYED TO BOSNIA AND EAST AFRICA. IN 2004 HE FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT AND COMPLETED AN OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO LINE TRADE.

3. ON 25 OCTOBER 2004 HE STARTED HIS LINE APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING. UPON GRADUATING, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT, DETACHMENT EDMONTON, WHERE HE LEARNED WHAT CHECKING IN AND DIGGING IN MEANT.IN 2007 JASON AND HIS WIFE KELLIE WELCOMED THEIR FIRST ADDITION TO THE FAMILY, DAUGHTER KYLA HALEY.

4. HE ENJOYED GOING ON CABLE PROJECTS AND TOWER JOBS THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN AOR, WHERE HE GAINED A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE. IN 2008 HE DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN AS A PART OF A TAV TO BUILD A NEW COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TASK FORCE KABUL. IN JULY OF 2009, THEY WELCOMED A SECOND ADDITION TO THEIR FAMILY, DAUGHTER ALYSSA MADISON.

5. RECOGNIZED FOR HIS HARD WORK AND DEDICATION, HE WAS POSTED TO JTFN HQ YELLOWKNIFE IN AUGUST 2011 AND, WHILE THERE, WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK OF MCPL IN DECEMBER 2011. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS POSTING TO YELLOWKNOFE, MCPL BRIGGS WAS OFF TO JOIN 2ND BATTALION PRINCESS PATRICIA’S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY (PPCLI) IN CFB SHILO TO ENJOY THE FIELD ONCE AGAIN. MAY OF 2019 SAW HIM POSTED ONE LAST TIME TO 77 LINE REGT 3 SQN LLWC EDM.

6. MCPL BRIGGS WILL BE RETIRING IN THE BON ACCORD AREA WITH IS WIFE KELLIE AND DAUGHTERS KYLA AND ALYSSA. THEY LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING JASON AS A CIVILIAN AND SPENDING MORE FAMILY TIME TOGETHER.

7. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY TOOK PLACE ON 18 SEPT 2020. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES AND ANECDOTES CAN BE FORWARDED TO SGT SCOTT ANDERSON AT [email protected].

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