RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER JASON HILTZ

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Retirement Date: 15/09/2023

AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE MWO JASON L. HILTZ WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES EFFECTIVE 15 SEPTEMBER 2023.

MWO JASON HILTZ JOINED THE CAF ON 29 OCT 1992. FOLLOWING GRADUATION FROM BASIC TRAINING (CFB CORNWALLIS) AND TRADE TRAINING AT CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE) HE WAS POSTED TO 770 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH SQUADRON (GANDER, NFLD) IN MAR 94. NEXT HE WAS POSTED TO 2 ELECTRONIC WARFARE SQUADRON (CFJSR KINGSTON, ON) IN AUG 97. HE THEN MOVED TO CANADIAN FORCES INFORMATION OPERATIONS GROUP HEADQUATERS DETACHEMNT FORT GEORGE MEADE U.S.A. ON JUL 05. HIS NEXT POSTION WAS BACK TO CFB KINGSTON AT THE CANADIAN FORCES STATION LEITRIM DETACHEMENT KINGSTON (JHQ/1 CDN DIV HQ) IN JUL 08 AND HE REMAINED IN KINGSTON WHEN HE TRANSFERRED OVER TO 21 ELECTRONIC WARFARE REGIMENT IN JUL 12. FOR IS FINAL POSTING JASON AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO THE WEST COAST FOR HIS POSTING TO MARITIME FORCES PACIFIC – HEADQUATERS WHERE HE SERVED AS THE SSE DET COMD JUL 16.

MWO HILTZ’S MANY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED CFS ALERT OCT 95, DEPLOYMENT TO OP PALLADIUM –(NATO)-MEWT (L) DET COMD SEPT 01 AND OP ATHENIA  AUG 04, NATO HQ (NAPLES ITALY) JUL 13.

JASON IS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY EXPERIENCES, FRIENDSHIPS AND MEMORIES WITH SO MANY AMAZING PEOPLE, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC HE MET, OVER HIS LAST 30+ YEARS IN UNIFORM. HE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO SUPPORTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, ESPECIALLY THE UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM HIS PARTNER CARRIE AND HIS 2 CHILDREN, DAUGHTER ELLIE AND SON KURTIS.

UPON RETIREMENT JASON PLANS TO MOVE TO CAPE BRETON ISLAND, SPENDSOME QUALITY TIME WITH HIS FAMILY AND BUILD HIS FOREVER HOME IN THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE.

ANECDOTES AND WELL WISHES MAY BE SENT TO PO1 LAKE AT [email protected]. A SMALL DWD LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD AT SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB, 308 CATHERINE ST VICTORIA, BC ON 11 AUG 23@1130. PLEASE RSVP by 9 AUG 23 IF PLANING TO ATTEND.

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