RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER SHERI ANSELL, 00385 – SIG TECH

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Retirement Date: 01/10/2023

MWO SHERI ANSELL WILL BE RETIRING ON 1 OCTOBER 2023, AFTER 22+ YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

MWO ANSELL BEGAN HER MILITARY CAREER AT CFB KINGSTON WHERE SHE WAS EMPLOYED AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS AFTER COMPLETING LCIS TECH QL3 IN 2003.  DESPITE THE SHORTNESS OF HER LEGS, SHE QUICKLY FOUND HERSELF ON THE BASE WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM WHERE SHE MET A CREW OF LIKEMINDED WOMEN.

IN 2008, SHE ARRIVED IN PETAWAWA WHERE SHE WAS EMPLOYED, OVER THE COURSE OF 11 YEARS, AT 2 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN, 1 RCR, RCD, AND THE EFD.  DURING THIS TIMEFRAME SHE PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL EXERCISES INCLUDING COMBINED ENDEAVOUR IN THE NETHERLANDS, MAPLE RESOLVE IN CALIFORNIA USA, AND COLD RESPONSE IN NORWAY.  COMPLETING THE IRON WARRIOR CHALLENGE WITH 1 RCR IN 2013, SHE FURTHER CONFIRMED THAT SHORT LEGS CAN ENDURE A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF MUSCLE FATIGUE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF GATORADE, CANDY, AND MOTIVATIONAL MUSIC.  IT WAS DURING HER POSTING AT THE EFD THAT SHE EMBRACED HER LOVE OF SPREADSHEETS TO THE DISMAY OF HER STAFF. HER TIME WITHIN PETAWAWA ALSO INCLUDED A DEPLOYMENT TO AFGHANISTAN WITH TFK 5-10 AND A TAV TO POLAND IN SUPPORT OF OP REASSURANCE.

IN 2019, SHE WAS POSTED TO CFB HALIFAX BASE LOGISTICS UNDER MARLANT, WHERE THOSE SPREADSHEET SKILLS WERE FURTHER HONED, UNTIL 2023, WHEN PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MASTER WARRANT OFFICER SHE WAS POSTED BACK TO THE ARMY AS THE 6 CCSB HQ FOREPERSON OF SIGNALS CONTINUING HER LONG-TERM USAGE OF SPREADSHEETS.

MWO ANSELL HAS ENJOYED HER CAREER WITHIN THE CAF AND THE EXPERIENCES IT HAS BROUGHT HER BOTH WITHIN CANADA AND ABROAD. SHE IS GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE FRIENDSHIPS SHE HAS MADE ALONG THE WAY AND WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS HER SINCERE THANKS TO HER FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. WHILE MWO ANSELL IS TAKING A STEP AWAY FROM THE MILITARY, SHE WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE CANADA AS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE WITHIN CFB HALIFAX BASE LOGISTICS. DURING HER DAYS OFF SHE WILL BE KEEPING THE RUBBER SIDE DOWN ON HER MOTORCYCLE WHILE EXPLORING THE COUNTRYSIDE WITH HER PARTNER WAYNE, TRYING TO KEEP HER DOG OUT OF THE TREAT DISH, AND VISITING FAMILY IN ONTARIO.

MWO ANSELL HAS CHOSEN TO HAVE A PRIVATE CEREMONY WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS AT THE LION’S HEAD TRAVEN, HALIFAX, NS ON THE 17 OCTOBER 2023. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES OR WELL WISHES CAN BE SENT TO MWO JON DEYOUNG AT [email protected]

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Matt Crosby
5 months ago

Awesome to see you’ve managed to stick around the maritimes! Take Care!

Rachelle Garcia
10 months ago

So glad to have met you and enjoyed our antics from our purchases of shoes made from rubber tires to providing rear sentry in a LAV. Love you always.