1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER JON MOBERLY, CD WILL RETIRE ON 1 OCTOBER 2021 AFTER 38 YEARS PLUS OF SERVICE IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES.

2. ON COMPLETION OF HIS PRIMARY EDUCATION IN HANLEY, SASKATCHEWAN, JON ENROLLED AS A RADIO OPERATOR (211) IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 1982. UPON COMPLETION OF BASIC AND TRADES TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO THE SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE, HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL SQUADRON (SSF HQ & SIG SQN), PETAWAWA, ONTARIO, FROM 1983-86.

3. HE WAS THEN POSTED TO 731 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON SHILO, MANITOBA, FOR THREE YEARS. IN 1989, HE WAS POSTED TO LAHR, GERMANY, WHERE HE SPENT TWO YEARS EACH WITH 4 COMBAT ENGINEER REGIMENT (4CER), AND 1 ROYAL CANADIAN HORSE ARTILLERY (1 RCHA).

4. IN 1993, MWO MOBERLY RETURNED TO CANADA, TO 734 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN. THEN IN LATE 1994, HE WAS POSTED TO 1 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP HEADQUARTERS & SIGNAL SQUADRON (1 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN) CALGARY, ALBERTA, UNTIL ITS CLOSURE IN 1997. HE THEN MOVED WITH THE SQUADRON TO EDMONTON. IN 2000, HE WAS POSTED TO THE LORD STRATHCONA’S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS) RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (LDSH (RC)). IN 2002, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT (CFJSR) KINGSTON, ONTARIO. IN 2004, HE WAS POSTED BACK WEST TO 737 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON, SASKATOON SASKATCHEWAN, AS THE OPERATIONS WARRANT OFFICER AND SQUADRON SERGEANT MAJOR. IN 2008, HE WAS POSTED BACK TO THE CFJSR, KINGSTON, AS THE 1 SQN OPERATIONS WARRANT OFFICER, FILLING IN AS THE OPERATIONS OFFICER AND SQUADRON SERGEANT MAJOR. AFTER ONLY ONE YEAR IN 1 SQUADRON, IN 2009, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN ARMY HQ, G1 PLANS, NDHQ OTTAWA. AFTER FOUR YEARS IN ARMY HQ, HE WAS POSTED TO DGIMO HQ, J6 COORD FOR A YEAR AND HALF. IN 2015 HE WAS MOVED TO CFSSG HQ FOR 3 MONTHS. AFTER 6 AND A HALF YEARS IN OTTAWA, MWO MOBERLY WAS POSTED BACK WEST TO EDMONTON IN 2016, TO 3 DIV HQ AS THE CCO, G6 AND FOR ONE YEAR WAS DOUBLE HATTED AS THE CA CCO. HIS FINAL POSTING WAS AT DLCI AS THE CA FCA AND A/CCO.

5. MWO MOBERLY HAS BEEN ON NUMEROUS MISSIONS, STARTING WITH OP DANACA (GOLAN HEIGHTS), WHERE HE COMPLETED 4 TOURS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, DEPLOYING TO ISRAEL AND SYRIA. HE ALSO DEPLOYED, IN 1992, WITH 4 CER BATTLE GROUP, OP HARMONY, CROATIA AND BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. HE DEPLOYED WITH THE LDSH (RC) BATTLE GROUP, ON OP PALLADIUM (BOSNIA), IN 1997, AND PARTICIPATED WITH THEM IN WINNIPEG DURING THE FLOODS. IN 1999, HE DEPLOYED TO KOSOVO, ONCE AGAIN WITH THE LDSH (RC), WORKING BOTH IN PRISTINA, AND SKOPJE, MACEDONIA. MWO MOBERLY’S LAST TOUR, IN 2002, WAS WITH LDSH (RC) RECCE SQN, 3 PPCLI BATTLE GROUP, ATTACHED TO THE 101ST AIRBORNE (AIR ASSAULT – “RAKKASON”) KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN. THE UNIT WAS AWARDED THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF UNIT COMMENDATION AND THE “RAKKASON” (UNITED STATES) COMBAT PATCH. HE HAS ALSO PARTICIPATED AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED 3 SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE IRONMAN COMPETITIONS (PETAWAWA), 3 MOUNTAIN MAN COMPETITIONS (CALGARY/EDMONTON), 5 NIJMEGEN MARCHES (HOLLAND) AND 2 AUSBATT MARCHES (MIDDLE EAST).

6. OVER THE PAST YEARS, MWO MOBERLY’S PRIMARY JOB HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE VARIOUS CANADIAN FORCES AND NATO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. HE WAS ALSO ATTACHED TO THE DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESPONSE TEAM (DART) AS THE RECONNAISSANCE WARRANT OFFICER FOR A YEAR AND HALF, WHERE HE GAINED EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH DIFFERENT NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS AND THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT OPERATIONS GROUP. HE HAS COMPLETED NUMEROUS COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP COURSES FOR HIS TRADE.

7. THE “MOBE” IS RETIRING TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED 39 YEARS AGO – SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN. THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL DEPART WITH DIGNITY AT HIS REQUEST. CONGRATULATORY NOTES AND COMMENTS MAY BE SENT TO MWO CHAD ZOPF AT [email protected].

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