1. MR. MARTIN PERRON WILL RETIRE ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2019, AFTER MORE THAN 34 YEARS OF COMBINED MILITARY AND CIVILIAN SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE.

2. MARTIN ENROLLED 18 JUL 1985 AND COMPLETED HIS BASIC AND LANGUAGE TRG AT CFB ST-JEAN. HE WAS ALSO BRIEFLY POSTED TO KINGSTON FOR RADIO OPERATOR TRG. DURING HIS EXTENSIVE CAREER HE SERVED IN NUMEROUS POSTINGS SUCH AS 5 HQ&SIGS VALCARTIER (JUN 86 – APR 88), 5 RALC VALCARTIER (AVR 88 – JUN 92), 711 COMM SQN VALCARTIER (JUL 92 – JUN 95), 5 SVC BN VALCARTIER (JUL 95 – JUN 97). HE ALSO SERVED ONE TOUR OF DUTY IN BOSNIA (IFOR, JULY 96-JAN 97). HE WAS THEN POSTED TO 1 CMBG HQ&SIGS EDMONTON (JUL 97 – JUN 04), THEN TO OTTAWA WITH 76 COMM GP, NOW DIMEUS, UNTIL THE END OF HIS CAREER. WITH DIMEUS, HE BEGAN AS A MILITARY TRAINING COORDINATOR, A ROLE WHICH WOULD COME TO BE KNOWN SIMPLY AS “TRAINING COORDINATOR” (JULY 2004-JUNE 2011). HE MOVED BRIEFLY THROUGH THE ROLE OF MATERIEL MANAGEMENT TEAM LEADER (JUN 11 – NOV 11) BEFORE OBTAINING A JOB AS AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY OFFICER (NOVEMBER 2011 TO TODAY). MARTIN WILL BE REMAINING IN THE OUTAOUAIS REGION, WHERE HE PLANS TO RELAX WITH HIS FAMILY, AND SPEND MANY HOURS ON THE ROAD (BOTH ON AND OFF HIS MOTORCYCLE).

3. A FAREWELL LUNCHEON IN HIS HONOUR WILL BE HELD AT LA CAGE, 325 GRÉBER BOULEVARD, GATINEAU, AT 1130 ON MONDAY, THE 22ND OF JULY. FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, YOU ARE REQUESTED TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE.

4. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES AND BEST WISHES CAN BE FORWARDED BY EMAIL TO KEVIN BOUCHARD, DIMEUS 4-4.