1. AFTER MORE THAN 24 YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICES WITH THE BRANCH OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS, THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND FOR CANADA, SERGEANT CRYSTAL CARRIERE WILL RETIRE ON 16 APRIL 2021.

2. SGT CRYSTAL CARRIERE ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN 1996 AS A LINE TECH FOR THE PRIMARY RESERVE UNIT 721 COMMUNICATIONS REGIMENT IN GLACE BAY, NS. IN AUGUST 2001, CRYSTAL RECEIVED HER COMPONENT TRANSFER TO THE REG FORCE AND WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT (CFJSR) IN KINSTON, ON. DURING THIS ASSIGNMENT, FROM JUNE 01 TO JUNE 05, CRYSTAL WAS SENT TO SEVERAL LINE INSTALLATION PROJECTS ACROSS CANADA AND ABROAD, INCLUDING A BRIEF TAV IN KABUL WITH TASK FORCE (TF) AFGHANISTAN IN EARLY 2004. IN JULY 2005, CRYSTAL WAS POSTED TO 17 WING WINNIPEG. DURING THIS ASSIGNMENT, CRYSTAL DEPLOYED IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES IN SUPPORT OF TF AFGHANISTAN FROM JUN 06 TO DEC 06. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MCPL IN 2010, CRYSTAL WAS DEPLOYED AGAIN IN AFGHANISTAN BUT IN KANDAHAR FROM DEC 10 TO JUL 11. IN JULY 2012, CRYSTAL WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE) AS AN INSTRUCTOR. IN FEBRUARY 2018, SHE WAS AGAIN POSTED TO CFJSR THEN SHORTLY AFTER, IN APR 18, WAS POSTED TO 1 LINE 77 LINE REGT KINGSTON. IN AUGUST 2019, CRYSTAL WAS POSTED AT SECOND CANADIAN DIVISION TRAINING CENTRE VALCARTIER TO ATTEND SECOND LANGUAGE TRG. SHE WAS PROMOTED TO HER CURRENT RANK IN DEC 19. IN AUGUST 2020, CRYSTAL THEN PROCEEDED TO HER FINAL POSTING AT 2 LINE 77 LINE REGIMENT DET ST JEAN LLWC VALCARTIER.

3. CRYSTAL AND HER FAMILY WILL MOVE TO CAPE BRETON NS, THEIR FINAL UPROOT. SHE INTENDS TO ENJOY THE AMAZING COMPANY AND SUPPORT FROM HER SPOUSE BRAD AND CONTINUE TO RAISE THEIR THREE CHILDREN, SOPHIA, ASHER AND ELIJAH.

4. A VIRTUAL DELIVERY OF CERTIFICATES AND LETTERS CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE BUT, AS PER CRYSTAL’S REQUEST, NO INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT OUT FOR VIEWING OF THIS EVENT. FOR NO LATER THAN 14 MAR 21, PLEASE FWD CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, STORIES, MEMORIES AND PHOTOS TO SGT BRAD CARRIERE: [email protected].

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