1. MCPL KYLE WIGHT WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 JULY 2019 AFTER 17 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE CANADIAN ARMY, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. KYLE JOINED THE CAF AS AN INTELLIGENCE OPERATOR ON 26 JUNE 2002 AT RESERVE ELECTRONIC WARFARE SQUADRON (NOW 772 EW SQN) IN KINGSTON, ON. HE TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCE FOUR YEARS LATER AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR AND WAS POSTED TO BORDEN, AND THEN TO KINGSTON WHERE HE COMPLETED HIS QL3 TRAINING.

3. FOLLOWING TRADES TRAINING, KYLE WAS POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM AS A PROCESSING AND REPORTING ANALYST IN 2007. SHORTLY AFTER, HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE SPECIAL SYSTEMS CONVENTIONAL ADMINISTRATION CELL, WHERE HE, MANDY ARMSTRONG AND TIDYTIPS III BECAME THE BEST OF FRIENDS. IN AUGUST 2011 HE WAS POSTED TO THE PERSONNEL EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH THE NAVY INFORMATION OPERATIONS COMMAND IN HAWAII. IN AUGUST 2014 HE WAS POSTED TO CFNOC IN SURVEILLANCE, AND THEN LOANED TO LEITRIM TO START A CYBER DISCOVERY INITIATIVE WITH MCPL CROFT. LEITRIM’S LEASE ON HIM ENDED IN 2016 AND MCPL WIGHT FOUND HIS NEW HOME IN THE RED TEAM. SHORTLY AFTER, HE APPLIED FOR THE NEW CYBER OPERATOR TRADE, AND IS A PROUD PLANK CERTIFICATE HOLDER.

4. KYLE HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION IN THE RED TEAM AT CFNOC. UPON RETIREMENT, HE PLANS TO CARE FOR HIS FAMILY AND TO GIVE BACK TO THE DND AS A CIVIL SERVANT.

5. A SUPER INFORMAL DEPART WITH DIGNITY FUNCTION WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2019 AT AROUND 1200 AT HUNTER’S PUBLIC HOUSE, 4750 BANK STREET, OTTAWA. PLEASE RSVP AND SEND ANECDOTES, STORIES OR CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES TO ANDREA.PIXLEY@FORCES.GC.CA AND JAKE.SUTTON@FORCES.GC.CA.