1. AFTER MORE THAN 31 YEARS OF SERVICE, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER RENÉ GUÉRAULT WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS ON 12 FEBRUARY 2020.

2. NATIVE FROM SEPT-ÎLES, QUEBEC, MWO GUÉRAULT JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 12 AUGUST 1988 AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN.

3. AFTER COMPLETING HIS TRAINING AT RECRUIT SCHOOL AND TRAINING AT CFSCE IN KINGSTON, MWO GUÉRAULT IS POSTED TO 3R22R FROM WHICH HE WILL IMMEDIATELY DEPLOY TO ST-RÉMI, QC FOR THE OKA CRISIS IN 1990. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CAPORAL, HE PARTICIPATED IN UNITED NATIONS MISSION TO CYPRUS (NICOSIA) IN 1992 AS DRIVER OF COMMANDER OF THE 3R22R SIGNALS PLATOON. UPON HIS RETURN TO THE COUNTRY, HE IS SEND BACK TO SCHOOL IN KINGSTON TO CONTINUE HIS EDUCATION AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN TO BE POSTED TO 1R22R VALCARTIER AFTER. HE WILL THEN BE DEPLOYED ON OPERATION HARMONY IN CROATIA (EX-YUGOSLAVIA) IN 1993. ON HIS RETURN, RENÉ IS POSTED TO VALCARTIER HEADQUARTER AND SIGNALS IN 1995. FROM THERE, HE IS DEPLOYED IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (EX-YUGOSLAVIA) IN 1996 AS A RADIO TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN FOR A PERIOD OF 7 MONTHS AND THEN DEPLOYED ON OPERATION VERGLAS (ICE CRISIS) IN MONTRÉAL REGION IN 1998. PROMOTED MASTER-CORPORAL IN 2000, HE IS POSTED BACK WITH 3R22R AS A SECTION COMMANDER OF THE WORKSHOP AND AGAIN DEPLOYED ON MISSION IN BOSNIA (EX-YUGOSLAVIA) AS A SECTION COMMANDER FOR THE RADIO WORKSHOP ON CAMP ZGON IN 2001.

4. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SERGEANT IN 2004, MWO GUÉRAULT PARTICIPATED IN MANY HIGH READINESS TASKS WITH 3R22R; HE WAS DEPLOYED AGAIN: THIS TIME IN AFGHANISTAN WITH THE NATO MULTINATIONAL JOINT TASK FORCE IN KABUL FOR A PERIOD OF 7 MONTHS. AFTER HIS RETURN TO THE COUNTRY, HE WAS POSTED TO ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU AS HEAD SECTION COMMANDER AT BASE TELECOMMUNICATIONS. HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER IN 2007 AND POSTED TO MONTRÉAL AS A TROOP WARRANT OFFICER WITHIN 5GSS IT SERVICE. IN JUNE 2010, HE RECEIVED HIS PROMOTION AS MASTER WARRANT OFFICER AND WAS ASSIGNED TO OTTAWA WITHIN THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER MATERIAL GROUP, DIVISION OF THE ARMY. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS PROJECT MANAGER, COORDINATOR OF PROJECT OFFICES AND THE LIFE CYCLE MATERIAL MANAGER OF HF COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND STATIC INSTALLATIONS. IN 2014, MWO GUÉRAULT WAS SELECTED AND APPOINTED AS SERGEANT-MAJOR OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SERVICE WITHIN 5GSS IN MONTRÉAL. FROM 2016 UNTIL TODAY, HE WAS EMPLOYED AS FOREMAN OF SIGNALS WITHIN THE G6 2 CANADIAN DIVISION OF CANADA.

5. MWO GUÉRAULT HAS SEVERAL PLANS FOR HIS FUTURE, FIRSTLY ENJOYING HIS RETIREMENT, AS WELL AS EXERCISING HIS PASSION FOR MOTORCYCLE AND TRAVELING. HE WILL REMAIN IN THE ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU REGION WITH HIS BELOVED WIFE JULIE LAVIGNE AND HIS DAUGHTERS: ALEXANDRA AND ERICA.

6. A DEPARTURE WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY IN HIS HONOUR WILL BE HELD ON 22 NOVEMBER 2019 @ 11:30 AT RESTO-PUB LE BALTHAZAR LOCATED AT 9180 BOULEVARD LEDUC, SUITE 210, QUARTIER DIX-TRENTE, BROSSARD, QC J4Y 0L1. PLEASE NOTE THAT RENÉ WILL SHARE THIS HONOR WITH MWO JAMES WILLIAMSON, WHO IS ALREADY RETIRED SINCE AUGUST 2019. PLEASE SEND YOUR ANECDOTES, MESSAGES AND CONFIRMATION OF PRESENCE TO MWO NANCY ORICHEFQUI, EMAIL: NANCY.ORICHEFQUI2@FORCES.GC.CA.