1. AFTER 31+ YEARS TO OF SERVICE TO THE QUEEN, COUNTRY AND THE LINE TRADE, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER DION ROSE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 03 OCTOBER 2021.

2. MWO DION ROSE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN ST. JOHN’S NL ON 17 AUG 1990. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS BASIC TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE) WHERE HE CONDUCTED HIS LINEMAN TRAINING AND WAS THEN POSTED TO 1 CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL REGIMENT (1 CDHSR). DURING HIS TIME AT 1 CDHSR, HE DEPLOYED ON OP DANACA IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS. IN 1996, CPL ROSE WAS POSTED TO NRS NEWPORT CORNER WHERE HE SERVED WITH THE NAVY. AFTER SPENDING 3 YEARS ON THE EAST COAST, IT WAS TIME TO MOVE ON WHERE HE WAS POSTED TO CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT (CFJSR). FROM JUL 1999 – JUL 2004, CPL ROSE SPENT MUCH TIME AWAY FROM HOME ON NUMEROUS CABLE AND ANTENNA PROJECTS WITHIN CANADA INCLUDING ESQUIMALT, GAGETOWN, COLD LAKE, TRENTON, EDMONTON, BAGOTVILLE, VALCARTIER AND ALSO DEPLOYMENTS TWICE ON TAVS TO AFRICA AND ONCE TO KABUL, AFGHANISTAN. IN JUL 2004, MCPL ROSE WAS POSTED TO CFB SHILO WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER OF 731 COMM SQN AND LATER A SGT AND THEN POSTED TO 2PPCLI. IN JUL 2009, SGT ROSE RETURNED BACK TO CFB KINGSTON AND SERVED ONCE AGAIN WITH CFJSR. AS A PROJECT FOREMAN, IT WAS QUICKLY OUT THE DOOR ONCE AGAIN DEPLOYING ALL THE WAY FROM THE EAST COAST TO THE WEST COAST AND UP NORTH TO ALERT. DURING THIS TIME AROUND WITH CFJSR, HE TOOK PART ON A TAV AND ROTO 0 IN AFGHANISTAN WHICH LASTED FOR ALMOST A YEAR CONSECUTIVELY. IN JANUARY 2015, WO ROSE WAS POSTED TO CFJSR (DET HALIFAX) WHERE HE BECAME THE DET 2IC AND ALSO DID THE JOB AS TROOP WARRANT. IN JUL 2017, MWO ROSE WAS POSTED BACK TO CFB KINGSTON AS THE LINE SENIOR TRADE ADVISOR AT CFSCE, WHERE HE WAS ABLE TO HELP MOLD A NEW GENERATION OF LINEMEN. NEXT MWO ROSE WAS OFF TO THE ULTIMATE JOB, SSM OF 1 LINE SQN 77 LINE REGT IN JULY 2020.

3. NOT YET BEING FULLY RETIRED, DION AND HIS WIFE TANIA PLAN TO RETIRE AND LIVE IN THE KINGSTON AREA WHERE THEY FULLY INTEND TO ENJOY LIFE, THEIR DOGS AND TRAVEL WHEN FULLY RETIRED. THEY HAVE 2 CHILDREN, TAYLOR WHO RESIDES IN ALBERTA AND JUSTIN WHO RESIDES IN KINGSTON.

4. DION’S DWD WILL BE HELD AT THE VIMY OFFICER’S MESS IN KINGSTON ONT, ON FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2021. PLEASE SEND ALL OF YOUR STORIES, ANTIDOTES, AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES TO MWO DEAN UPSHALL AT [email protected].

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