1. AFTER 23 PLUS YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICES WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC BRANCH, THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND FOR CANADA, SERGEANT MARIO HORWOOD WILL RETIRE ON 6 APRIL 2021.

2. MARIO ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN 1997 AS A CREWMAN (ARMOURED CORPS) AND WAS POSTED TO 12 RBC IN VALCARTIER QC. IN JANUARY 1999, HE WAS DEPLOYED ON OP PALLADIUM, IN BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA. AFTER YEARS OF REFLEXION, MARIO DECIDED TO REMUSTER AND BECAME A LINEMAN, NOW NAMED LINE TECHNICIAN. IN SEPT 2005, MARIO WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC (CFSCE), KINGSTON, TO BEGIN HIS LINE TECH TRG. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS APPRENTICE COURSE IN MAY 2006, HE WAS POSTED TO AREA SUPPORT UNIT (ASU) SAINT-JEAN AS A LINE CREW MEMBER. IN 2008, MARIO WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MCPL AND WAS POSTED TO ASU MONTREAL WHERE HE STEPPED IN AS SECTION 2IC. IN 2010, MARIO WAS ATT POSTED TO 5 CANADIAN MECHANIZED BRIGADE GROUP, VALCARTIER, FOR START OF PRE DEPLOYMENT TRG FOLLOWED BY HIS TOUR WITH JOINT TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN FM NOV 2010 TO JUL 2011. IN SEPT 2011, MARIO WAS POSTED BACK TO ASU SAINT-JEAN. IN JULY 2014, UPON PROMOTION TO HIS CURRENT RANK OF SGT, MARIO WAS POSTED TO SHARED SERVICES UNIT
(SSU) CENTRAL AT CFB BORDEN AND TOOK OVER AS A DRAFTSMAN. A FEW YRS LATER, HIS UNIT WAS DISBANDED AND HE THEN FELL UNDER 4 LINE SQN 77 LINE REGT DET PETAWAWA LLWC BORDEN. FINALLY IN JUNE 2020, HE WAS ATT POSTED TO 2 LINE SQN 77 LINE REGT DET ST JEAN.

3. SANDRA, SGT HORWOOD’S SPOUSE, AND THEIR SON JASON SUPPORTED MARIO THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. MARIO AND FAMILY ARE NOW SETTLED IN SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, AND FINAL UPROOT, TO BEGIN A NEW CHAPTER IN THEIR LIVES. MARIO HAS RECENTLY SECURED EMPLOYMENT WITH SHARED SERVICES CANADA (SSC) AS A PROJECT DESIGNER.

4. MARIO WISHES AN INFORMAL DEPART WITH DIGNITY (DWD);THE EVENT WILL BE A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION ON MARCH 24TH 1000H. TO ATTEND YOU MAY CONTACT POC BELOW FOR SIGN IN INFO. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, STORIES CAN ALSO BE E-MAILED POC NLT MARCH 23RD.

5. POC SGT MARC-ANDRE.NAULT AT FORCES.GC.CA OR BY PHONE AT
438-364-5798.

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