RETIREMENT – MWO JOHN FEDAK, CD – 00362-05 ACISS-CISTM

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1. MWO JOHN FEDAK WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 2 JUNE 2019 AFTER OVER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE CANADIAN ARMY, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. MWO JOHN FEDAK JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 08 SEPTEMBER 1988 INTO THE PERFORMANCE ORIENTED ELECTRONICS TRAINING (POET) PROGRAM. AFTER COMPLETING HIS TELETYPE AND CYPHER TECHNICIAN TRAINING IN 1990, HE WAS POSTED WITH 708 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON TRENTON AND THEN TO 14 AIR MAINTENANCE SQUADRON GREENWOOD NOVA SCOTIA IN 1994. HE WAS SUBSEQUANTLY REBADGED IN 2000 TO LAND COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION SYSTEMS (LCIS) TECHNICIAN AND POSTED IN 2001 DOWN THE ROAD TO CANADIAN FORCES CAMP ALDERSHOT WITH THE LAND FORCE ATLANTIC AREA TRAINING CENTER. AFTER 13 YEARS IN THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY JOHN AND FAMILY LEFT THE SAFETY OF NOVA SCOTIA IN 2007 WITH A PROMOTION TO SGT AND POSTING TO THE 2 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP HEAD QUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON PETAWAWA. IN 2009-2010 HE DEPLOYED TO OP CALUMET WITH THE MULTINATIONAL FORCE AND OBSERVERS (MFO) IN SINAI, EGYPT. UPON RETURNING TO CANADA HE WORKED WITH 2 AREA SERVICES GROUP PETAWAWA FOR A YEAR BEFORE BEING PROMOTED TO WO AND POSTED TO CANADIAN FORCES STATION (CFS) LEITRIM WHERE HE FILLED A MULTITUDE OF ROLES AND WAS DEPLOYED TWICE TO CFS ALERT IN 2012 AND 2013. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MWO IN 2016, HE WAS POSTED TO THE DIRECTOR LAND COMMAND SYSTEM PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AS A LCMM WITHIN THE WEAPON LOCATION SYSTEM SECTION D4-8.

3. JOHN AND HIS SPOUSE LISA ARE PLANNING TO REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA FOR THE TIME BEING AS HE HAS ACCEPTED EMPLOYMENT AS A CONTRACTOR SUPPORTING COMMUNICATIONS IN THE CANADIAN ARMY.

4. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY FUNCTION WILL BE HELD IN MWO FEDAK’S HONOUR AT RESTO-BAR LE CHEMINOT, 254 RUE DEVEAULT, GATINEAU STARTING AT 11:30 HRS ON 21 JUNE 2019. PLEASE RSVP AND SEND ANECDOTES, STORIES OR CONGRTULATORY MESSAGES TO WO JOCELYN GLADU (JOCELYN.GLADU@forces.gc.ca) NLT 14 JUNE 2019.

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Christian Larocque
2 years ago

Hi john it’s Christian Larocque. I first met you in Aldershot very good man, dedicated to his job, but 13 years in the valley puff you are a tough man, after two years I was done. Congratulations for your retirement an all the best in your new job. You EME friend Christian

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