1. MS JON MCLEAN WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15 MAY 2019 AFTER 13 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES.

2. MS MCLEAN COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING ON 01 APR 1999 AND SUBSEQUENTLY RELEASED FROM THE ARMOURED SCHOOL DUE TO INJURY SUSTAINED IN JUNE 1999. MS MCLEAN RE-ENROLLED IN THE REGULAR FORCE IN SYDNEY, NS AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATION (00120) ON 23 MAR 2006. IN 2008, HE WAS TASKED TO CFS ALERT BOXTOP II. AFTER COMPLETING QL3 HE WAS POSTED TO 21 EW REGIMENT IN 2009 AND OCCUPIED SEVERAL POSITIONS, INCLUDING THAT OF AN OPERATOR, BISON DRIVER, A/SMP, DET 2IC, DET COMD AND SWN OPS. IN 2017, MS MCLEAN WAS POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM WHERE HE WORKED IN 5 SQN AS THE OPS MS. THROUGHOUT JON’S CAREER, HE HAS TAKEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN AND HELP CAF MEMBERS THROUGH A MULTITUDE OF INITIATIVES SUCH AS RCE AND ADR, SENTINEL, MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, STANDARD FIRST AID INSTRUCTING, AND MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING.

3. JON AND FAMILY WILL REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA UNTIL HIS WIFE ALISHA’S NEXT POSTING. AFTER A BRIEF PERIOD OF DOWNTIME JON PLANS TO PURSUE EDUCATION IN PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH, WHILE KEEPING UP WITH HIS HOBBIES SUCH AS PHOTOGRAPHY, BREWING, BEE KEEPING, AND LEATHERWORK. WHEN NOT STUDYING OR UP TO SOME SORT OF RANDOM ACTIVITY LIKE A PURSUIT IN UNDERWATER BASKET WEAVING, JON PLANS TO GO CAMPING, HUNTING, AND INCREASE HIS VOLUNTEER WORK AS A HEALER WITHIN THE PAGAN COMMUNITY.

4. PERSONNEL WISHING TO SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES OR PHOTOS CAN DO SO BY CONTACTING THE DWD ORGANIZER AT JONMCLEANDWD@GMAIL.COM. THERE WILL BE A POTLUCK HELD AT CFS LEITRIM – ALL RANKS MESS ON 10 MAY 2019 STARTING AT 1200. PERSONNEL INTERESTED IN ATTENDING PLEASE INFORM JONMCLEANDWD@GMAIL.COM PRIOR TO 26 APR 2019. IF CONTRIBUTING TO THE POTLUCK, PLEASE NO CABBAGE OR MUSHROOMS… JON WOULD LIKE TO RETIRE NOT DIE.