1. SERGEANT ALEXANDRE BELLEMARE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 07 OCTOBER 2020 AFTER 17 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. SGT BELLEMARE ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN MAY 2003 AS A LCIS TECH. UPON COMPLETION OF POET & LCIS TECH TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS, HE WAS POSTED TO CFB LONGUE-POINTE, MONTREAL. SUBSEQUENT POSTINGS INCLUDED CFS LEITRIM, CFB VALCARTIER (12RBC & 1R22R) AND BACK TO OTTAWA. HE FINISHED HIS CAREER AS A TECHNICIAN WITH CFNOC.

3. SGT BELLEMARE IS GRATEFUL FOR THE FRIENDSHIPS DEVELOPED DURING HIS CAREER AND WOULD LIKE TO OFFER SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO HIS FAMILY, FOR THEIR SUPPORT THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER.

4. SGT BELLEMARE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO BEGINNING HIS NEW CAREER AS A PUBLIC SERVANT WITH SHARED SERVICES CANADA. GIVEN THE CURRENT SITUATION, NO DWD WILL BE HELD AT THIS TIME. WHEN CONDITIONS ALLOW, A SMALL GATHERING WITH CLOSE FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WILL BE ORGANIZED.

5. PLEASE SEND ANY CONGRATULARY MESSAGES OR HUMOROUS ANECDOTES TO WO STEVEN WINDSOR BY EMAIL: STEVEN.WINDSOR@FORCES.GC.CA.