RETIREMENT – MWO STEVEN NICHOL, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

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1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER STEVEN NICHOL WILL RETIRE FROM THE RCAF ON 13 OCT 2020 AFTER A COMBINED 33 + YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE CAF, THE RCAF AND THE RCCS.

2. MWO STEVEN NICHOL WAS BORN IN GRAND FALLS, NEW BRUNSWICK. HE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES IN NOVEMBER 1987 AS A LINEMAN. AFTER COMPLETION OF HIS BASIC TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS, NS, HE COMPLETED HIS DRIVER TRAINING COURSE AND LAND TACTICAL TRAINING (LTT) AT CFB BORDEN IN FEB 1988. THIS TRAINING WAS FOLLOWED BY HIS LINEMAN TQ3 AT CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE), AT CFB KINGSTON. HE GRADUATED IN AUG 1988 AND WAS POSTED TO SSF HQ & SIGS, PETAWAWA.

IN 1991 HE WAS POSTED TO 742 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON IN EDMONTON UNTIL 1996 WHEN HE WAS POSTED TO 1 LINE SQUADRON IN KINGSTON. WHILE IN KINGSTON, HE SERVED WITH 79 COMMUNICATION REGIMENT, AREA SUPPORT UNIT KINGSTON, AND CFSCE AS AN INSTRUCTOR. AS A LINEMAN HE DEPLOYED TO VARIOUS THEATERS OF OPERATION: CYPRUS IN 1989, GOLAN HEIGHTS IN 1993, AND KOSOVO IN 1999.

IN 2002 MWO NICHOL COMPLETED AN OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO AIR TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN (ATIS TECH). IN OCTOBER 2003, AFTER GRADUATING ATIS QL3 HE WAS POSTED TO CFB TRENTON, AT THE AEROSPACE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING SUPPORT SQUADRON (ATESS).

IN 2011, HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT, AND POSTED TO THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO AS A RECRUITER. IN 2013 HE WAS POSTED TO OTTAWA TO CANADIAN FORCES NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER AS A TECHNICAL SECURITY INSPECTION TEAM MEMBER. IN 2015 HE RECEIVED A PROMOTION TO THE RANK WO AND POSTED TO CHIEF OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT CYBER. DURING HIS TIME IN OTTAWA, HE DEPLOYED TO OP IMPACT IN IRAQ.

IN 2018 HE WAS PROMOTED TO MWO AND POSTED TO CFSCE IN KINGSTON, AS THE SQUADRON SERGEANT-MAJOR (SSM) OF 3 SQUADRON AND SENIOR TRADE ADVISOR FOR ATIS, RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN TRAINING FOR ARMY AND AIR FORCE PERSONNEL

3. STEVE PLANS TO RETIRE IN THE AREA OF FRANKFORD, ONTARIO WITH HIS WIFE LORI. HE PLANS TO ENJOY FISHING AND HUNTING AND SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY.

4. DUE TO COVID-19 A DWD FUNCTION WILL BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

5. PLEASE SEND ANECDOTES OR MESSAGES TO RETIREMENT FUNCTION COORDINATOR (RFC) LT PALMATEER, [email protected]  NLT 15 AUG 2020 TO ALLOW TIME FOR COMPILATION.

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Ray chiasson
3 years ago

Congrats Steve, well done remember you well from your time in cadets it was a pleasure watching you grow and go on in life, very proud of you

Steve Windsor
3 years ago

Congrats Steve on your retirement! Enjoy the time with family.

Eddie Jacques
3 years ago

Congratulation Steven on your well deserved retirement!
Best of luck on your new endeavour with your family and friends.
Cheers

Andy Petersen
3 years ago

Well done by a Charlo kid! Thank you for your many years of service to Canada and in countries abroad – enjoy your well-earned retirement.

Todd and Oona Nichol
3 years ago

Well little brother welcome to retirement well deserved thank you for your service, and for all the years you have put in keeping our country “ strong and free “
I am very proud of you
Love Todd and Oona

Corky Furlotte
3 years ago

Congrats on your retirement thanks for your service and am glad to have served with you . Time to enjoy fishing at its fullest

Kathie McAlpine
3 years ago

Congratulations Steve, You have earned your upcoming Retirement after serving and protecting your country for over 33 years. Ian and I are very proud to call you our Son-in-Law. Enjoy your retirement with Lori. Love Kathie and Ian xx

3 years ago

Congratulations Stephen, I am so proud of all your accomplishments. I will always remember you as a very cute little blond boy with big beautiful eyes, a big smile and a willingness to work hard to succeed. I always wanted to hug you but that wasn’t cool in grade 4 at that time, so today I m sending you big warm hugs and wishes for health, happiness and a great retirement. P.S. Did you know I often babysat your mother??? LOL

Lisa Anderson
3 years ago

Steven, congratulations on your many accomplishments and enjoy your retirement and family time. Best wishes and take care.

Janet Jerry Arseneau
3 years ago

Congratulations Steven , Thank you for your service ! Enjoy your well deserved retirement !

Cindy
3 years ago

Congratulations Steven, what a wonderful career you had. Enjoy retirement!
Cindy Goulette Bovenizer

PHYLLIS N CAPLIN
3 years ago

Congratulations, Stephan, on a long and successful career!! You have made your family and friends very proud. Enjoy a well deserved retirement!!

Lucy nichol
3 years ago

Mom and Dad are so proud of you. You said from a young age you wanted to join the forces and you did.
You have achieved everything you set out to do. That is a huge accomplishment in its self.
Congratulations on your retirement.
Love as always Mom and Dad

Deborah Lavigne
3 years ago
Reply to  Lucy nichol

Thank you for your service Steven 🙂 Enjoy your well deserved retirement & your family. Congratulations 🎉 DRHS Class of ’87 💚💛

Claire Fracker
3 years ago

Congratulations Steven

You have earned a well deserved Retirement!! Thank you for your service to Canada! May God bless you always! Xoxo Aunt Claire