RETIREMENT – SERGEANT A. W. HILLIER, CD, IS TECH – 00394

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Retirement Date: 30/06/2023

 

  1. SERGEANT A. W. HILLIER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 30 JUNE 2023 AFTER 29+ YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

 

2. HE ENROLLED WITH THE CAF RESERVE FORCE IN OCTOBER OF 1987 AS A RADIO/TELETYPE OPERATOR AT 721 COMMUNICATION DETACHMENT IN GLACE BAY, NS. SGT HILLIER LEFT THE RESERVES IN 1995 TO WORK IN THE ALBERTA OIL FIELDS. IN 2002, SGT HILLIER ENLISTED IN THE REG FORCE AS A SIGNALS OPERATOR. AFTER COMPLETING HIS SIG OP QL 3, HE WAS POSTED TO 725 COMM SQN, GAGETOWN. IN 2005, SGT HILLIER WAS POSTED TO 4 ESR AS I/C OF REGIMENTAL SIGNALS STORES. IN 2006 HE WAS POSTED TO CFJSR. HE WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL IN 2008 AND HE BECAME THE NETWORK SPECIALIST FOR THE DART. IN 2009 SGT HILLIER TOOK AN RSS POSITION AT 725 COMM SQN FOLLOWED BY A POSTING IN 2012 TO THE UNIT IT SECTION AT 2 RCR. HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT IN 2014 AND POSTED TO 5 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN, VALCARTIER WHERE HE DEPLOYED AS A MEMBER OF OP ADDENDA, AFGHANISTAN. IN 2018 SGT HILLIER WAS POSTED TO 5 CDN DIV HQ AS THE DIVISION COMMANDER’S SIGNALLER. DURING HIS CAREER, SGT HILLIER WAS A MEMBER OF MANY DOMESTIC OPERATIONS TO INCLUDE OP GRIZZLY, OP CADENCE, AND OP NEVUS.

 

3. SGT HILLIER IS TREMENDOUSLY GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIPS HE HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS WHICH HAS MADE HIS TIME IN THE CAF SUCH A REWARDING EXPERIENCE AND FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SO MUCH OF CANADA AND THE WORLD. SGT HILLIER WILL BE RETIRING IN GLACE BAY, NS TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS SON AND PURSUE A BUSINESS IN MOTORCYCLE AND SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

 

4. A DEPARTURE WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON 16 JUNE 2023 AT DOOLEY’S IN SACKVILLE, NS STARTING AT 1300HRS. PLEASE SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES AND HUMOROUS ANECDOTES TO MWO W.E. HAYCOCK BY EMAIL:  WILLIAM(dot)HAYCOCK2(at)FORCES(dot)GC(dot)CA

 

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