1. PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS LISA J. BURGESS IS RETIRING ON 20 MAY 2021 AFTER 16 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

2. PO2 LISA BURGESS JOINED THE CAF IN OTTAWA ON 20 DEC 2004. SHORTLY AFTERWARDS SHE BEGAN BMQ-C IN ST JEAN, AND CLOSE TO COMPLETION OF BMQ, SHE NEARLY TORE HER ARM OUT OF ITS SOCKET. AFTER A
YEAR OF RECOVERY, SHE RETURNED TO ST JEAN AND GRADUATED BMQ-C IN MAR 2005. SHE THEN SPENT SOME TIME AT CFSCE COMPLETING QUALIFICATION LEVEL 3 TRAINING AND OBTAINING A FRENCH LANGUAGE PROFILE. PO2 BURGESS WAS THEN POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM SPECIAL OPERATIONS CENTRE FROM OCT 2006 TO JUL 2016. THERE SHE WAS EMPLOYED WITHIN 1 AND HQ SQN AS A TT3/HFDF OPERATOR/DAY STAFF, SMP CLERK AND SIGNAL ANALYST. SHE COMPLETED NUMEROUS CAREER COURSES AND VOLUNTEER HOURS WITH VARIOUS CAUSES. SHE DEPLOYED ON OPERATION ACTIVE ENDEAVOR ABOARD THE HMCS WINNIPEG AS THE CDSE 2I/C WITH WHOM SHE CONSIDERS TO BE THE BEST TEAM EVER, FROM JUN 2015 TO FEB 2016. THEY CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE GLOBE, VISITED SOME AMAZING PORTS AND LEARNED HOW TO FUNCTION AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE WHILE ENJOYING SEA STATE 7. PO2 BURGESS WAS POSTED TO CFSCE IN JUL 2016 AS AN
INSTRUCTOR. SHE MENTORED HUNDREDS OF NEW SIGINT SPECIALISTS IN POLICY, COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS. SHE ALSO CONTINUED TO COMPLETE CAREER COURSES AND VOLUNTEERED HER TIME WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. ONCE PROMOTED TO HER CURRENT RANK IN JUN 2019, SHE JOINED THE STANDARDS SECTION.

3. PO2 BURGESS HAS DECIDED TO PROFESSIONALLY REINVENT HERSELF BY PURSUING HER PASSION FOR INTERIOR DECORATING. LISA AND HER WONDERFUL HUSBAND MARK WILL REMAIN IN THE KINGSTON AREA. THEY PLAN ON ENJOYING A MORE RELAXED LIFESTYLE, TAKE ON ADDED MIMI AND PAPA DUTIES TO THEIR GRANDDAUGHTER CORRIE AND ATTEMPT TO TURN LISA INTO A MANCHESTER UNITED FAN. LISA WOULD LIKE TO THANK HER FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT THROUGHOUT HER CAREER.

4. LISA WILL BE CELEBRATING HER MILITARY CAREER WITH A DWD LUNCH, HOWEVER DUE TO COVID-19, IT WILL BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. PLEASE RSVP IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, AND FORWARD ANY MESSAGES, STORIES OR PHOTOS TO SGT MATT INNOCENTE, [email protected].

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