1. ON 01 OCT, 2019, MASTER CORPORAL OLEKSANDR SERDYUKOV WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER MORE THAN 10 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA

2. MCPL SERDUYKOV JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE IN TORONTO ON 06 MAY 2009 AS AN AEC – AEROSPACE CONTROL OFFICER. AFTER HIS BASIC OFFICER TRAINING AT THE NAVAL OFFICER TRAINING DEVELOPMENT CENTER (PACIFIC), HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO TRENTON FOR HIS FIRST ASSIGNMENT. SEEING THAT ATC WASN’T FOR HIM ANYMORE HE DECIDED TO SWITCH TO A MUCH BETTER TRADE, AND BECAME AN ATIS TECHNICIAN IN APR 2011. HE WAS POSTED TO KINGSTON FOR POET WHICH HE COMPLETED IN NOV OF THAT YEAR. HE COMPLETED HIS ATIS QL3 IN JUN 2012 AND TRANSFERRED TO CFB ESQUIMALT WHERE HE WAS ASSIGNED TO SSC AS A NETWORK / TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN. FINALLY, HE WAS POSTED IR TO CFB NORTH BAY IN JUL 2018 AND PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK IN JUL 2019.

3. MCPL SERDYUKOV IS RETURNING TO VICTORIA AND HAPPILY REUNITING WITH HIS WIFE AS HE HAS ACCEPTED A CIVILIAN JOB AS THE TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN FOR SSC AT CFB ESQUIMALT.

4. THERE WILL BE NO DWD BUT ANECDOTES, PHOTOS, AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES CAN BE SEND TO SGT CHAREST AT JEAN-FRANCOIS.CHAREST@FORCES.GC.CA.