1. MCPL MARTIN ST-LOUIS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 09 FEBRUARY 2020 WITH 18 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. MARTIN ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 2001 IN THE INFANTRY CORPS. AFTER COMPLETING HIS INFANTRY BASIC TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO 3 R22ER. AFTER A FEW YEARS OF REFLECTION, MARTIN WANTED TO FIND SOMETHING THAT WOULD SERVE HIM BETTER FOR HIS FUTURE AND DECIDED TO REMUSTER TO THE LINE TRADE IN JULY 2006. AFTER COMPLETING HIS QL3 LINEMAN COURSE IN MARCH 2007, HE WAS POSTED TO CFJSR KINGSTON AS A CREW MEMBER FROM MARCH 2007 TO JULY 2011. MARTIN WAS DEPLOYED ON JOINT TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN ON A TAV FROM OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2008. HE ALSO PARTICIPATED IN MANY DOMESTIC TASKS SUCH AS OPERATION PODIUM IN VICTORIA BC IN SUPPORT OF THE OLYMPICS FROM APRIL 2009 TO APRIL 2010. IN JULY 2010, MARTIN WAS POSTED IN COLD LAKE AB WITH THE 4 AIR COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT SQUADRON, WHERE HE WORKED AS A CREW MEMBER WITH THE LOCAL LINE CREW. AFTER 4 YEARS, HE RETURNED TO THE MOTHER SHIP (KINGSTON) WHERE HE WAS POSTED TO SHARED SERVICES UNIT AS THE LINE DET 2IC AND HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO 77 LINE REGT IN 2016 WITH THE CREATION OF THIS UNIT. THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, MARTIN HAD A CHANCE TO TRAVEL AND VISIT OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, ONE OF HIS GOOD MOMENTS WAS WHEN HE WAS TASKED ON PROJECTS WITH CFJSR IN VANCOUVER, WHISTLER, ABBOTFORD AND CHILLIWACK IN 2010.

3. HIS WIFE GLADICE AND CHILDREN SARAH AND ANDREA SUPPORTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. MARTIN AND GLADICE INTEND TO BUY A PROPERTY ON THE SHORE LINE OF AMHERST ISLAND ON, WHERE HE WILL BE ABLE TO EXPAND ON HIS FISHING BUSINESS ‘FRIEND WITH A BOAT FISHING CHARTERS’

4. AS PER MARTIN’S REQUEST, AN INFORMAL DEPART WITH DIGNITY WILL BE HELD ON 30 JAN 20 @ 1200HRS AT THE LIMESTONE CITY BRANCH LEGION IN KINGSTON. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY OR WISH TO SEND A CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE, PLEASE SEND IT TO STEPHANE.HACHE4@FORCES.GC.CA OR CALL THE FOLLOWING NUMBER 418-844-5000 EXT 3409 NLT FRIDAY 24 JAN 20.