1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER ERIC SAVARD WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 15 FEBRUARY 2020 AFTER 32+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

2. ORIGINALLY FROM MISTASSINI, QC, ERIC ENROLLED AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR ON 28 MAY 1987 AT CANADIAN FORCES RECRUITING CENTRE CHICOUTIMI, QC. DURING HIS CAREER HE SERVED AT VARIOUS UNITS WITHIN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, GANDER, NEWFOUNDLAND AND IN THE UNITED STATES.

3. ERIC’S ASSIGNMENTS HAVE INCLUDED: TWO TOURS AT CANADIAN FORCES STATION GANDER; SEVEN YEARS (TWO TOURS) AT NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) AT FORT MEADE, MARYLAND; TWO TOURS AT CANADIAN FORCES STATION LEITRIM; TWO YEARS AT CANADIAN FORCES LANGUAGE SCHOOL; ONE TOUR AT CANADIAN FORCES NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTRE; AND TWO TOURS AT CANADIAN FORCES INFORMATION OPERATIONS GROUP HEADQUARTER, OTTAWA.

4. IN ADDITION TO THESE ASSIGNMENTS, ERIC HAS COMPLETED ONE SIX-MONTH TOUR AT CANADIAN FORCES STATION ALERT (1989-90) AND TWO AFGHANISTAN DEPLOYMENTS IN KANDAHAR (2002) AND BAGRAM (2007) RESPECTIVELY.

5. ERIC WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE THAT HE SERVED WITH AND IS THANKFUL FOR THE LONG AND GREAT FRIENDSHIPS DEVELOPED OVER HIS 32 YEARS IN UNIFORM.

6. ERIC AND HIS SPOUSE DEBBIE WILL REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY FUNCTION WILL BE HELD IN ERIC’S HONOUR AT THE ALL RANKS MESS AT CFS LEITRIM, FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2020 COMMENCING AT 1230HRS. COST WILL BE $25.00

7. RSVP, BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES, MESSAGES AND PICTURES TO BE SHARED AT THE FUNCTION MAY BE PASSED VIA E-MAIL TO CAPT MINH NGO THE AT NHATMINH.NGOTHE@FORCES.GC.CA NLT 24 FEBRUARY 2020.