RETIREMENT – MCPL JONATHON SMITH, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

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1. MASTER CORPORAL JONATHON SMITH WILL BE RETIRING 17 AUGUST 2021 AFTER 22+ DEDICATED YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CAF.

2. MCPL SMITH ENROLLED AT THE KINGSTON RECRUITING CENTRE ON 17 MAR 1999. HE WAS INITIALLY RECRUITED AS A MATERIALS TECHNICIAN BUT DUE TO ISSUES WITH THE TRAINING SYSTEM, ENDED UP BECOMING A POSTAL CLERK IN MARCH OF 2000. HE WAS POSTED TO CFPU TRENTON WHERE HE DEPLOYED IN 2004 ON OP ATHENA. MCPL SMITH WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL AND POSTED TO 2 RCR IN MARCH OF 2006. HE THEN DEPLOYED AGAIN TO AFGHANISTAN IN 2007. IN 2009 MCPL SMITH TOOK AN OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO ATIS TECHNICIAN THROUGH THE SEP PROGRAM, AND ATTENDED DURHAM COLLEGE FOR THREE YEARS. IN 2012 HE WAS POSTED TO NORTH BAY WHERE HE SPENT TIME WORKING FOR WTISS AND NORAD MISSION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE. IN 2016 HE WAS POSTED TO CFB TRENTON WTISS. HE WAS PROMOTED AGAIN TO MCPL IN 2018.

3. JOHN IS RETIRING ON 17 AUGUST 2021 AND IS RETURNING TO SCHOOL ONCE AGAIN WHERE HE WILL PURSUE A MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK IN OSHAWA WHERE HE LIVES WITH HIS WIFE AND SONS.

4. THERE WILL BE NO DWD CEREMONY, BUT ANECDOTES AND WELL WISHES ARE STILL WELCOME AND WILL BE PASSED ON TO JOHN AT AN INFORMAL PRIVATE EVENT.

5. ANECDOTES ARE TO BE SENT TO CPL EVAN NAKAMURA BY EMAIL [email protected].

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