RETIREMENT – MWO J. SHELP, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

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1. AFTER MORE THAN 27 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER J. SHELP WILL RETIRE ON 08 JAN 2018.

2. MWO J. SHELP IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE PAS, MANITOBA. HE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES IN 1990 AS A PERFORMANCE ORIENTED ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN. AFTER COMPLETING RECRUIT TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS, NOVA SCOTIA, PTE SCHELP WAS TRANSFERRED TO KINGSTON, ONTARIO WHERE HE BEGAN HIS TRADE TRAINING.

3. IN 1992, HE WAS POSTED TO THE UNDERGROUND BUNKER AT CANADIAN FORCES STATION DEBERT AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN. IN 1996 CANADIAN FORCES STATION DEBERT BECAME 72 COMMUNICATIONS GROUP DETACHMENT GREAT VILLAGE. IN 1999 NOW AS A STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN CORPORAL SHELP LEFT FOR OTTAWA. CORPORAL SHELP WOULD SPEND 6 YEARS IN THE HIGH ARCTIC DATA COMMUNICATIONS SECTION IN LEITRIM WHERE HE WAS SENT TO JOIN THE FROZEN CHOSEN IN CANADIAN FORCES STATION ALERT OVER 20 TIMES, INCLUDING 2 TOURS AND 6 OPERATION HURRICANES. IN 2005, NOW A LAND COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN, SERGEANT SHELP TURNED IN HIS PARKA FOR A POSTING TO THE TECHNICAL SECURITY INSPECTION TEAM AT CANADIAN FORCES NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTRE WHERE HE COMPLETED 4 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE VISITS TO AFGHANISTAN. IN 2010 WARRANT OFFICER SHELP NOW A COMMUNICATION INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNICAL MANAGER WAS POSTED TO TRANSPORT AND ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN HALIFAX WHERE HE SERVED AS A COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS WARRANT. FROM 2013 TO 2015 MWO SHELP SPENT 2 YEAR WITH SHARED SERVICES UNIT ATLANTIC SECTION HALIFAX BEFORE TAKING A POSTING TO OTTAWA’S DIRECTOR LAND COMMAND SYSTEMS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AS AN ARMY WIDE AREA SYSTEMS LIFE CYCLE MATERIALS MANAGER.

4. MWO J. SHELP AND HIS SON  WILL REMAIN IN OTTAWA AFTER HE RETIRES FROM THE MILITARY. HE HAS ACCEPTED AN EL-06 POSITION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, DIRECTOR GENERAL MAJOR PROJECT DELIVERY.

5. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TO HONOUR MWO J. SHELP FOR HIS SERVICE ON 08 JANUARY 2018 AT THE MILL ST BREWERY, 555 WELLINGTON ST, OTTAWA, ONT, STARTING AT 1130HRS. ANECDOTES, STORIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES ARE WELCOMED AND ARE TO BE FORWARDED TO: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/). BY EMAIL NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 5 JAN 18.

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