1. AFTER MORE THAN 29 YEARS OF GOOD AND LOYAL SERVICE, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER JAMES WILLIAMSON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 9 AUGUST 2019.

2. MWO JAMES WILLIAMSON JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN MARCH 1990 AS A RADIO OPERATOR (211).

3. AFTER COMPLETING HIS BASIC INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING AT CFSCE IN KINGSTON, HE WAS POSTED TO THE 5th CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP (5 CMBG) HEADQUARTERS AND SIGS SQUADRON IN VALCARTIER FROM APRIL 1991 TO JULY 1994. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CPL, HE WAS POSTED TO THE 2e ROYAL 22e REGIMENT (2eR22eR) FROM JULY 1994 TO APRIL 1998 AS A RADIO OPERATOR AND WAS INITIATED INTO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTION/TRADE. DURING THIS TIME, HE WAS DEPLOYED TO CROATIA ON OP HARMONY IN 1995, ON DOMESTIC OPERATIONS SUCH AS THE RED RIVER FLOODS IN WINNIPEG IN 1997 AND THE ICESTORM IN MONTREAL IN 1998. IN APRIL 1998, HE WAS POSTED TO THE 5th COMBAT ENGINEER REGIMENT AND WAS DEPLOYED ON OP PALLADIUM IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINIA IN 1999.

4. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MCPL, HE WAS POSTED TO HQ & SIGS (QGET) AS THE ALPHA TROOP QUARTERMASTER. IN 2002, HE WAS REASSIGNED TO 5 CMBG HEADQUARTERS AS THE DWAN AND TITAN NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR. HE WAS DEPLOYED IN 2004 ON THE TASK FORCE KABUL MISSION WITH THE HQ & SIGS SQUADRON AS AN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE RED NETWORK FOR THE CANADIAN CONTINGENCY AND NATO ALLIES. UPON HIS RETURN, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNALS REGIMENT (CFJSR) IN KINSTON AS A TITAN NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR AND LOCC OPERATOR. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SERGEANT, HE WAS POSTED TO HQ & SIGS IN VALCARTIER IN 2006. IN 2007, HE WAS SELECTED FOR THE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM FOR SENIOR NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. AFTER OBTAINING HIS UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE, HE WAS POSTED TO THE 12th ARMOURED REGIMENT OF CANADA (12 RBC) AND DEPLOYED ON JTFA ROTO 9 IN AFGHANISTAN. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER IN 2011, HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO GATINEAU AT DGLEPM / DLCSPM AS THE NESS CHIEF OPERATOR. WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SHARED SERVICES CANADA IN 2012, HE WAS POSTED TO SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU AS THE OPERATIONS WARRANT OFFICER AND SQUADRON SERGEANT-MAJOR FOR THE SHARED SERVICES UNIT (EAST) FOR A DURATION OF 4 YEARS. IN JULY 2016, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MASTER WARRANT OFFICER AND POSTED TO 2 CDN DIV HQ IN MONTREAL WITH THE G6 SECTION AS OPERATIONS, IST CHIEF TECH AND TRAINING COORDINATOR. IN 2017, HE WAS POSTED TO THE TRANSITION CENTER OF ST-JEAN WHILE STILL OCCUPYING THE SAME FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE G6 UP TO HIS RETIREMENT.

5. MWO WILLIAMSON IS CURRENTLY FOLLOWING A COLLEGIAL CERTIFICATE IN CYBER INVESTIGATION WITH THE CÉGEP DE ST-HYACINTHE. HE WILL REMAIN IN THE SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU REGION WITH HIS SPOUSE ELAINE OUIMET.

6. A DEPARTURE WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY IN HIS HONOUR WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.