RETIREMENT – WARRANT OFFICER TOBIE JHTL LÉGARÉ, 00383 – SIG OP

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Retirement Date: 20/05/2023

AFTER 20 YEARS OF GOOD AND LOYAL SERVICE TO THE CROWN AND CANADA, WARRANT OFFICER TOBIE LÉGARÉ RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON MAY 20, 2023.

WO LÉGARÉ ENROLLED INTO THE REGULAR FORCE IN QUEBEC ON MAY 23, 2003. AFTER HIS TIME AT THE ELRFC, HE WAS SENT TO THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS IN KINGSTON IN THE SAME YEAR. FOLLOWING THIS TRAINING, HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE 5GBMC HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNALS SQUADRON TO PERFECT HIS KNOWLEDGE. IN 2008, HE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING TRANSFERRED AS PRONTO TO CIE A DU 3R22ER AS A MASTER CORPORAL.

IN JULY 2013, FAVORABLE WINDS PUSHED IT TOWARDS THE CFJSR. HE SPENT 4 YEARS THERE JUGGLING BETWEEN THE REGIMENT AND THE 21EW, AND OBTAINING HIS PROMOTION TO SERGEANT. IN 2018, HE ACCEPT A TRANSFER TO THE 8TH ACCS BAGOTVILLE AS OPERATIONS ADJUDENT. IN 2021, HE MADE A STRONG RETURN TO VALCARTIER AS TROOP ADJ AT 1R22ER. RETURN WHICH WAS BRIEF, BECAUSE HIS SERVICES WERE REQUISITIONED BY THE QGET. HE WILL HOLD THE POSITION OF CHIEF OPERATOR OF THE 5TH GBMC FROM JULY 2022 UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT FROM ACTIVE SERVICE.

HIS CAREER WAS PUNCTUATED WITH SEVERAL DEPLOYMENTS. THESE INCLUDE TWO MISSIONS IN AFGHANISTAN, ONE IN HAITI AND TWO FINAL DEPLOYMENTS IN KUWAIT ON OP IMPACT. OF COURSE, WE ARE NOT COUNTING HERE THE COUNTLESS NUMBER OF DAYS SPENT IN THE CAMPAIGN FOR TRAINING.

ADJ LÉGARÉ WOULD LIKE TO THANK, FROM THE DEEPEST OF HIS HEART, HIS SPOUSE MÉLISSA FOR THE UNFAILING SUPPORT SHE HAS SHOWN DURING THIS ENTIRE ADVENTURE. WITHOUT FORGETTING HIS TWO CHILDREN, GABRIEL AND MARIANNE, WHO WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HAVE A FATHER WHO WILL NO LONGER NEED TO BE ABSENT FOR LONG PERIODS TO DO HIS WORK.

WO LÉGARÉ WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN ACTIVE BY WORKING ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF QUEBEC.

A RETIREMENT DINNER WILL BE ORGANIZED LATER. YOUR THANK YOU MESSAGES AND ANECDOTES CAN BE SENT TO MWO ATIKESSE ([email protected]).

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