RETIREMENT – MCPL RONALD “JAMES” POLLARD – 00362-01 ACISS

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1. MASTER CORPORAL RONALD “JAMES” POLLARD WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 JAN 2020, AFTER OVER 9 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. PTE POLLARD JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A MEMBER OF 721 COMMUNICATION REGIMENT ON 27 MAY 2010 AT THE RECRUITING CENTER IN CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI. HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING AND SOLIDER QUALIFICATION IN GAGETOWN IN AUGUST 2010.

3. HE COMPLETED HIS ACISS DP1.0 AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS IN JULY 2011. THEN HE RETURNED TO PEI WHERE HE WAS PROMOTED TO SIGNALER AND EMPLOYED AS A DETACHMENT COMMANDER. PROMOTED TO CORPORAL IN MAY 2012, HE COMPLETED HIS PLQ-ARMY IN AUGUST 2013 IN ALDERSHOT AND THEN HIS ACISS DP2.0 IN FEBRUARY 2014 IN PEI WITH 36 SIG REGT, 1 SQN.

4. PROMOTED TO MCPL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEPTEMBER 2014, HE REMAINED WITH 36 SIG REGT 1 SQN UNTIL FEBRUARY 2017 WHEN HE COMPLETED A COMPONENT TRANSFER TO THE REGULAR FORCE AS AN ACISS WHERE NOW CPL POLLARD WAS SENT TO 5 CDSG SIG SQN AS THE COMMCEN SUPERVISOR. PROMOTED TO MCPL AGAIN IN JUNE 2019 HE WAS THEN POSTED TO C SQN, ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS DETACHMENT GAGETOWN AS THE SQUADRON SIGNALER.

5. UPON HIS RETIREMENT, JAMES WILL BE STAYING IN THE GEARY AREA WITH HIS SPOUSE SARAH, AND THEIR TWO CATS: JOURNEY AND TWITCH, FOR SOME WELL DESERVED TIME OFF BEFORE EMBARKING ON A NEW ADVENTURE.

6. MCPL POLLARD HAS DECLINED A FORMAL DWD CEREMONY AND INSTEAD WILL HOST AN INFORMAL FUNCTION ON HIS OWN ACCORD TO BE DETERMINED. WELL-WISHES, STORIES, AND ANECDOTES CAN BE FORWARDED TO SGT BRADLEY BOYD AT 506-422-2000 EXT 3433 OR VIA EMAIL AT [email protected].

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