RETIREMENT – MCPL R. LE BER, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

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1. MCPL R LE BER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 25 AUGUST 2018, AFTER OVER 16 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. PTE LE BER JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A MEMBER OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES OWN REGIMENT ON 27 JULY 2002 AT THE RECRUITING CENTER IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO. HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING AND SOLIDER QUALIFICATION IN PETAWAWA IN AUGUST 2002 AND IN JULY 2003 HE COMPLETED A COMPONENT TRANSFER TO THE REGULAR FORCE AS A SIGNAL OPERATOR WHERE HE WAS SENT TO BORDEN AS A MEMBER OF PERSONNEL AWAITING TRAINING.

3. HE COMPLETED HIS QL3 APPRENTICESHIP COURSE AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS IN JULY 2004, THEN HE RECEIVED A POSTING TO 2 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON IN PETAWAWA WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED IN THE RRB DETACHMENT. HE DEPLOYED WITH 2 CMBG TO KABUL, AFGHANISTAN IN THE RRB DETACHMENT AS PART OF OP ATHENA ROTO 3 IN FEBRUARY 2005. UPON HIS RETURN, HE REMAINED WITH 2 CMBG AS AN OPERATOR WHERE HIS TRADE TRAINING CONTINUED, BEING PROMOTED TO CORPORAL IN MARCH 2007 AND COMPLETING HIS QL5 JOURNEYMAN COURSE AT CFSCE IN JUNE 2007.

4. HIS SECOND TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN WAS WITH 2 SERVICE BATTALION ON TF 3-08, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE NSE IN KANDAHAR AS A SIG STORESMAN IN SEPTEMBER 2008. AFTER RETURNING BACK TO CANADA, CPL LE BER WAS POSTED AGAIN TO 2ND REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIAN HORSE ARTILLERY IN AUGUST 2009 FOR A SHORT PERIOD BEFORE BEING POSTED TO 21 ELECTRONIC WARFARE REGIMENT (THEN 2 EW SQN) IN JULY 2010 AS A SIG STORESMAN.

5. HE REMAINED IN 21 EW REGT FULFILLING SEVERAL JOB TITLES IN THE SIG SQN AND CONTINUING HIS TRADE TRAINING, EVENTUALLY BEING PROMOTED TO MASTER CORPORAL IN JUNE 2014. AFTER WHICH HE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT IN JULY 2014. WHILE AT CFJSR, MCPL LE BER WAS EMPLOYED IN 3 SQUADRON, WHERE HE WAS A DET COMD FOR THE SMART-T AND AS A SECT SGT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE URSA BEFORE MOVING TO THE REGT MES CELL AS THE MES MANAGER.

6. MCPL LE BER WAS THEN POSTED TO 5 CANADIAN DIVISION SUPPORT GROUP SIGNAL SQUADRON IN JULY 2017 WHERE HE HELD THE POSITION OF COMCEN SUPERVISOR.

7. UPON HIS RETIREMENT, RUGYS WILL BE STAYING IN THE BURTON AREA WITH HIS WIFE, SON , AND DAUGHTER ENJOYING SOME WELL DESERVED TIME OFF BEFORE EMBARKING ON A NEW ADVENTURE.

8. MCPL LE BER LOOKS FORWARD TO SEEING HIS FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AT HIS DWD, TO BE HELD AT JUNGLE JIMS IN OROMOCTO, NEW BRUNSWICK AT NOON ON 29 JUNE 2018 WITH AN INFORMAL FUNCTION AT HIS PERSONAL RESIDENCE AFTERWARD. WELL WISHES, STORIES, AND ANECDOTES CAN BE FORWARDED TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

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