1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER KEN BAILEY IS RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 5 JANUARY 2021 AFTER 33 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

2. MWO BAILEY ENROLLED IN  IN ST. JOHN’S NL ON 22 JANUARY OF 1987. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS BASIC AND INFANTRY BATTLE SCHOOL TRAINING HE WAS POSTED TO THE 2ND BATTALION OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT (RCR) AT GAGETOWN, NB. IN 1988 PTE BAILEY WAS POSTED TO GERMANY WHERE HE SERVED WITH 3RCR. WITH THE CLOSURE OF CFE IN 1993 CPL BAILEY RETURNED TO CANADA AND SERVED WITH 1 RCR AT CFB PETAWAWA. DURING HIS TIME WITH THE RCR’S HE TOOK PART IN THREE OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS, CROATIA IN 1992 AND 1994 AS WELL AS BOSNIA IN 1998.

3. IN MARCH OF 1999 CPL BAILEY WAS ACCEPTED FOR VOTP AND TRANSFER TO THE LINE TRADE. AFTER COMPLETING HIS LINEMAN APPRENTICE COURSE AT CFSCE KINGSTON HE WAS POSTED TO CFJSR 1 LINE SQN IN KINGSTON. WHILE THERE HE COMPLETED A TAV TO SARAJEVO IN 2000 AND A UN TOUR TO THE GOLAN HEIGHTS IN 2003. DURING HIS POSTING HE WAS DEPLOYED ON NUMEROUS DOMESTIC PROJECTS WITHIN CANADA INCLUDING ANTENNA PROJECTS IN CFS ALERT AND NATIONAL CABLE PROJECTS IN GAGETOWN, BORDEN AND ESQUIMALT.

4. IN OCTOBER OF 2004 CPL BAILEY WAS POSTED TO DET MASSET IN HAIDA GWAII, BC, PROMOTED TO MCPL AND TOOK OVER AS THE LINE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR. IN AUGUST OF 2006 MCPL BAILEY RETURNED TO 1 LINE SQN KINGSTON AS A PROJECT 2 I/C AND PROJECT FOREMAN WHERE HE COMPLETED DOMESTIC CABLE AND ANTENNA PROJECTS ACROSS CANADA AS WELL AS A 6 MONTH TAV IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2007 AND A DEPLOYMENT TO CYPRUS AS THE PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE SLOC.

5. IN 2013 SGT BAILEY WAS POSTED TO CFB COMOX AS THE LCF. IN JUNE 2016 HE WAS PROMOTED TO WO AND POSTED TO CFJSR DETACHMENT EDMONTON AS THE DET 2 I/C. HE TOOK COMMAND AS THE DET COMD UNTIL INTEGRATION INTO 3 LINE SQN IN 2018. PROMOTED IN 2019, MWO BAILEY WAS ON THE MOVE AGAIN, LANDING BACK IN CFB KINGSTON AS THE LCS OF 1 LINE SQN.

6. KEN AND HIS WIFE SONJA PLAN TO RETIRE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND WHERE THEY FULLY INTEND TO ENJOY A LIFE OF RELAXATION AND LEISURE.

7. A DWD/LUNCHEON WILL BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

8. THE POC FOR ALL MESSAGES/ANECDOTES WILL BE MWO ROSE AT DION.ROSE@FORCES.GC.CA.