RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER WILLIAM GOETTING CD, 00385 – SIGNAL TECHNICIAN

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1. MWO WILLIAM “BILL” GOETTING WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE REG FORCE ON 25 DEC 22  AFTER 39 PLUS YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. MWO GOETIING ENROLLED IN THE RESERVES WITH 44 FD ENGR SQN IN TRAIL B.C ON JUNE 10TH 1980. HE COMPONENT TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCE ON 24 FEB 1983. AFTER COMPLETING HIS QL3 TRAINING, MWO GOETTING WAS POSTED TO 1 SVC BN CALGARY UNTIL 1989 AS AN IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNG TECHNICIAN. SHORTLY THEREAFTER HE TRAVELED TO GERMANY WITH 127 AD BTY AND THEN 4 AIR DEFENCE REGT, STATIONED AT CFB LAHR, HE THEN MOVED TO BASE MAINTENANCE LAHR UNTIL 1994 HONING HIS CRAFT AND GAINING LIFE EXPERIENCE. UPON HIS RETURN TO CANADA, MWO GOETTING CONTINUED TO IMPROVE HIS TRADE KNOWLEDGE BY BEING POSTED TO 1 PPCLI, EDMONTON FROM 1994 TO 2000 AND AT 1 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN, EDMONTON. HE QUICKLY ROSE THE RANKS AND BECAME THE TELS WO, AND ASST F OF S WITH A BRIEF STINT WITH ADM MAT IN 2005 FIELDING TCCS EPQT. DUE TO THE EXPERTISE CULTIVATED IN HIS CAREER HE WAS POSTED TO CMTC, WAINWRIGHT IN 2012 AND BACK TO EFD CIS EDMONTON IN 2015 AS THE DECT COMD WHERE HE OVERSAW THE INDUCTION OF THE ELAN COMMUNITICATION SUITE, MSVS SMP, AND TAPV FLEET.
MWO GOETTING HAS DEPLOYED IN MANY OPERATIONS DURING HIS DECORATED CAREER. HE PROUDLY SERVED IN OP KINETIC KOSOVA (AUG – DEC 1999), OP PALLADIUM BOSNIA (MAR – OCT 2003) AND TWO ROTO’S IN AFGANISTAN KANDAHAR (FEB –OCT 2006, FEB – NOV 2009).

3. MWO WILLIAM GEOTTING, AND HIS SPOUSE DARLENE GREENWAY, WILL BE REMAINING IN THE EDMONTON AREA, HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO ENJOYING HIS HOBBIES OF HUNTING, FISHING, WOOD WORKING, AND SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

4. A DWD IS PLANNED FOR 1330HRS, FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2023 AT THE CANADIAN BREWHOUSE RESTAURANT IN MANNING TOWN CENTRE 155 AVE & 37 STREET, EDMONTON AT WHICH TIME HE WILL BE PRESENTED WITH HIS RETIREMENT CERTIFICATES. STORIES, HUMOROUS ANECDOTES AND/OR BEST WISHES ARE REQUESTED AND CAN BE SENT TO MCPL PREMCHAN RAMPHAL VIA E-MAIL [email protected] BY 780-973-4011 X 5303 OR BY FAX AT 780-973-1444

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