1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER RODNEY HUTCHINSON WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 8 FEBRUARY 2020 AFTER 36+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. RODNEY ENROLLED IN 1983 AND SPENT 17 YEARS WITH THE ARMOURED CORPS WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A DRIVER, GUNNER, LOADER AND CREW COMMANDER. IN 2000, HE CHANGED OCCUPATIONS AND BECAME AN ATIS TECH. HE WAS POSTED TO FOUR SCHOOLS DURING THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER: RCAC SCHOOL, CFB GAGETOWN; 42 RADAR SQN TRAINING FACILITY FOR AN/TPS-70 & SATCOM; CFSCE, CFB KINGSTON; AND ATESS TRAINING FLIGHT. HE WAS ALSO LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE POSTED OUTCAN TO COLORADO SPRINGS FROM 2011 TO 2015. HE WAS DEPLOYED ON TWO OPERATIONS: OP SALON (1990) AND OP IMPACT (2018).

3. RODNEY IS MARRIED TO SHELLEY (BELYEA) HUTCHINSON. THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN: D’ARCY AND ZAC, BOTH LIVING IN KINGSTON. SHELLEY AND RODNEY WILL MOVE BACK TO THE SUSSEX, NEW BRUNSWICK AREA WHERE THEY WILL BUILD THEIR LAST HOME AND SPEND THEIR DAYS IN PURSUIT OF TRAVEL TO INTERESTING PLACES.

4. TO COMMEMORATE HIS DEDICATION TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, A DEPART WITH DIGNITY (DWD) CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE ON 30 JANUARY 2020, 1300 HRS, AT CFS LEITRIM ALL RANKS MESS, 3545 LEITRIM ROAD, GLOUCESTER, ONTARIO. EVERYONE WISHING TO ATTEND ARE REQUESTED TO RSVP WO SEBASTIEN RICARD NO LATER THAN 15 JANUARY, 2020 VIA E-MAIL: [email protected].

5. WE ENCOURAGE CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, BEST WISHES AND FUNNY CAREER ANECDOTES BY ALL. THEY CAN BE FORWARDED TO WO SEBASTIEN RICARD VIA E-MAIL: [email protected].

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