RETIREMENT – SERGEANT M. A. ORGAN, CD, 00384 – LINE TECH

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Retirement Date: 01/09/2023

1. SERGEANT M.A. ORGAN WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON 01 SEPT 2023 WITH 21 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AS A LINEMAN.

2. SGT ORGAN ENROLLED IN JULY OF 2002 COMPLETING HIS BASIC TRAINING AT CFB ST JEAN. HE THEN WENT ON TO CFSCE IN CFB KINGSTON TO COMPLETE HIS QL3 LINE APPRENTICE COURSE. HIS FIRST POSTING AFTER COMPLETING HIS APPRENTICE COURSE WAS 1 RCHA, CFB SHILO MANITOBA. HE WAS PROMOTED TO CPL IN 2005. POSTED TO 1 LINE SQN (THE MOTHER SHIP) CFJSR 2006 TO PUT HIS SKILLS TO THE TEST AS FRESH NEW JOURNEYMEN. COMPLETING VARIOUS ROAD JOBS FROM COAST TO COAST. COMPLETED DEPLOYMENTS TO ALERT SUMMER 2007, DEPLOYMENT TO AFGHANISTAN 2008 AND KUWAIT 2011. READY FOR THE NEXT STEP AS A WELL ROUNDED AND EXPERIENCED LINEMEN HE WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL IN 2012 AND POSTED TO CFSCE TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE LINEMEN.

3. INSTRUCTED ON VARIOUS DP1.1, DP2.1 AS WELL AS LEAD INSTRUCTOR FOR A TECH RIGGER COURSE. AFTER A BRIEF BUT BUSY STINT AT CFSCE HE WAS POSTED IN 2014 TO HIS DREAM POSTING BACK HOME ON THE ROCK TO 9 WING GANDER. FROM 2014-2019 HE SPENT HIS TIME MAINTAINING THE FRD 10, SUPPORTING SAR OPERATIONS, THE OCCASIONAL FISHING TRIP AND ENJOYING HIS TIME BACK HOME ON THE ROCK WITH HIS FAMILY NEAR BY.

4. A PROMOTION TO SGT IN 2019 BROUGHT A POSTING TO 77 LINE REGIMENT DET PETAWAWA (DET OF CHOICE!) AS A RLWC PROJECT FOREMEN. ONCE AGAIN BACK ON THE ROAD CREWS, COMPLETING JOBS ALL ACROSS QUEBEC AND ONTARIO. AFTER 3 YEARS BEING ON THE ROAD AND AWAY FROM HOME, HE MADE THE DECISION THAT IT IS TIME TO HANG UP THE SPURS AND SPEND TIME WITH HIS FAMILY. TOOK HIS IPR BACK TO GANDER WHERE HE IS RETIRING.

5. SGT ORGAN HAS COMPLETED MULTIPLE TOURS DURING HIS CAREER. HE WAS DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN 2008 AND 2 TOURS TO KUWAIT 2011 & 2021.

6. M. WILL BE RETIRING IN NEWFOUNDLAND WITH HIS WIFE ROBYN AND TWO CHILDREN RILEY AND MAISIE. HE HOPES TO CONTINUE TO WORK CLOSE WITH DND AND THE LINE TRADE IN THE FUTURE.

7. A DWD FUNCTION WILL BE HELD TO HONOUR M. ON THE 25 AUG 2023 AT ALL RANKS MESS ON 9 WING GANDER.

8. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, STORIES AND PHOTOS ARE WELCOME AND MAY BE SENT TO MCPL F. WHITE BY EMAIL AT [email protected].

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