1. AFTER 33 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE SIGNALS CORPS, MWO CARSON DUHANEY-WALKER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES EFFECTIVE 15 APRIL 2019.

2. CARSON ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 14 MAY 1986 AND STARTED BASIC TRAINING IN CFB CORNWALLIS ON 23 MAY 1986. UPON COMPLETION HE TRAVELED WEST TO THE HOME STATION OF KINGSTON, ONTARIO WHERE HE COMPLETED HIS POET AND RADIO TECHNICIAN TQ3 COURSE. FOLLOWING THAT, HE TOOK HIS FIRST POSTING TO CFB TRENTON, ONTARIO AT ATCCU.

3. IN 1989, CPL DUHANEY-WALKER ANSWERED THE SIREN CALL OF THE EAST COAST AND RETURNED TO CFB CORNWALLIS TO SEEK REVENGE ON HIS INSTRUCTORS FROM BASIC, MANY OF WHOM WERE NEVER SEEN AGAIN. BUT I DIGRESS. WITH A PROMOTION TO MCPL, HE STARTED HIS ARDUOUS JOURNEY THROUGH THE RANKS IN OTTAWA WITH POSTINGS TO 76 COMM GP HQ, CFNIS, CFNOC-TSIT, DGLEPM AND CANSOFCOM HQ WHERE HE FINALLY EMERGED AS THE MWO WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE TODAY.

4. MWO DUHANEY-WALKER COMPLETED DISTINGUISHED TOURS OF CFS ALERT, NWT, AT THAT TIME, AND THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, UNDOF. WITH A SHORT 3 YEAR STINT FROM 2010 TO 2013 ON LWOP SO THAT HE COULD UNSELFISHLY ACCOMPANY HIS WIFE ON HER POSTING TO SHAPE, BELGIUM, MWO DUHANEY-WALKER SOMEHOW MANAGED TO REPAY HIS PENSION SO THAT HE COULD RETIRE WITH NO PENALTY.

5. UPON RETIREMENT AND A LETTER OF OFFER, MWO DUHANEY-WALKER WILL BE TAKING UP A POSITION IN CANSOFCOM HQ WITH THE ADM MAT PROJECT TEAM. BARRING THAT, HE WILL SEEK EMPLOYMENT AT THE RUSSELL ARENA AS A PART-TIME ZAMBONI DRIVER AS HE NEVER LIKES TO BE FAR FROM THE COLD. CARSON WILL REMAIN IN THE RUSSELL AREA IN ONE OF HIS TWO PALATIAL HOUSES WITH HIS LOVELY WIFE EMNI AND SONS ANWAR AND TYR.

6. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, GOSSIP AND RUMOURS CAN BE SENT TO MWO GREG JAMES AT GREG.JAMES2@FORCES.GC.CA. A FAREWELL LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD ON 15 MAY 2019 AT ROBBIE’S RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 1531 ST. LAURENT BLVD, OTTAWA. IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING IN PERSON PLEASE RSVP TO MWO JAMES SO HE CAN HAVE AN ACCURATE COUNT OF ATTENDEES.