1. PO2 CALVIN GIBSON WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 18 SEPTEMBER 2018 AFTER 33 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE.

2. ORIGINALY FROM BRANDON MANITOBA, CALVIN JOINED THE ARTILLERY RESERVE IN JANURARY 1985. HE TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCES IN FEBURARY 1991 AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCHER. AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING AT CFRS CORNWALLIS AND GRADUATING FROM QL3 TRAINING AT CFSCE KINGSTON, HE WAS POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM IN THE SUMMER OF 1992.

3. CALVIN SPENT HIS NEXT 9 YEARS AT LEITRIM, DURING WHICH HE COMPLETED A SIX MONTH TOUR AT CFS ALERT IN 1994/1995. HE WAS POSTED TO HMCS ALGONQUIN IN 2001, DURING WHICH THE SHIP WAS DEPLOYED TO THE GULF OF OMAN IN SUPPORT OF OP APOLLO. HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MASTER SEAMAN IN 2006 AND WAS POSTED BACK TO LEITRIM 2007.

4. PO2 GIBSON WAS POSTED TO ALASKA IN 2009 REMAINING THERE UNTIL 2012 WHEN HE WAS POSTED BACK TO LEITRIM. HE WAS PROMOTED TO PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS IN DECEMBER 2013. HE SPENT FOLLOWING YEARS WORKING WITH 3 SQUADON.

5. CALVIN PLANS TO REMAIN AND WORK IN THE OTTAWA AREA. HE HAS REQUESTED AN INFORMAL DWD TO BE HELD AT THE LEITRIM ARM ON TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER. MORE DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED LATER.

6. ANYONE PLANNING TO ATTEND OR HAS ANY CONGRATULATION MESSAGES ARE ASKED TO CONTACT SGT PATTY MCCUAIG (Patricia.mccuaig@forces.gc.ca) BEFORE FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER.