RETIREMENT – MWO SHANE DREBIT, CD – 00362-05 ACISS CISTM

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1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER SHANE DREBIT RETIRED FROM THE REGULAR FORCE ON 23 JANUARY 2019 AFTER 35 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND TO CANADA.

2. MWO DREBIT WAS BORN 18 FEBRUARY 1963 IN BELLEVILLE, ON. HE ENROLLED IN THE REGULAR FORCE ON 26 JULY 1983, AS A ‘SMURF’ JIMMY, AND PROGRESSED TO THE RANK OF SGT, BEFORE GOING OVER TO THE GREEN SIDE, IN 2000, FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS CAREER.

3. AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS, N.S., HE WENT ON TO COMPLETE HIS TE TECH TRAINING IN KINGSTON, ONT. THEN HE MOVED DOWN THE ROAD TO HIS FIRST POSTING WITH 1 CANADIAN SIGNALS REGIMENT IN JUN 1985 AND WAS PROMOTED TO CPL IN 1986. IN 1989, HE WAS POSTED TO BADEN-SOELLINGEN, GERMANY, AS A TECHNICIAN AND APPOINTED MCPL IN 1990. IN 1993, HE RETURNED TO CANADA AT COLD LAKE, AB AS THE CABLE SUPERVISOR. 2000 SAW HIM PROMOTED TO SGT, CHANGE TO A GREEN UNIFORM AND POSTED TO BORDEN AS THE TELS ADM SUPERVISOR AND TE SUPERVISOR. PROMOTED TO WO IN 2003, HE CONTINUED ON AS IM OPS AND NET SVCS WO. HIS FINAL PROMOTION, TO MWO, CAME IN 2007 WHEN HE WAS POSTED TO LFCA HQ, TORONTO, ON AS THE J6 OPS & PLANS.

4. HIS LAST POSTING WAS BACK TO BORDEN, ON IN 2013, WHERE HE TOOK OVER AS SSM OF TIS. HE COMPLETED ONE TERM AND AN UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE SAW HIM REMAIN FOR A SECOND AND FINAL TERM. IN 2019 HE WAS OFFERED A CIVILIAN POSITION, WITHIN SSC, AND HE DECIDED TO ACCEPT.

5. MWO DREBIT AND HIS WIFE TRACY ARE PLANNING TO STAY IN THE AREA OF BORDEN, ONTARIO.

6. ANECDOTES AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES MAY BE SENT DIRECTLY TO WO DARWIN DUCKWORTH AT [email protected].

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