RETIREMENT – SGT PASCAL POULIN, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

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1. SERGEANT PASCAL POULIN RETIRED ON 8 OCTOBER 2021, AFTER 19 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE IN THE CAF AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. PASCAL ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 9 OCTOBER 2002 AND RECEIVED HIS BASIC TRAINING AT THE RCMP IN SAINT-JEAN, QUEBEC. HE WAS THEN SENT TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS (CFSCE) AT CFB KINGSTON ON 24 JANUARY 2003.

3. AFTER COMPLETING HIS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AT CFSCE, HE WAS POSTED TO VALCARTIER HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNALS (HQ&SIG SQN) IN JUNE 2005 AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN. IN SEPT 2005, CORPORAL POULIN IS TRANSFERRED TO THE 5 SERVICE BATTALION. IN APRIL 2009, PASCAL PARTICIPATES IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE JOINT TASK FORCE WITH THE NATIONAL COMMAND ELEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN, IN SUPPORT OF A MINE CLEARANCE UNIT. HE ATTAINED THE RANK OF MCPL DURING HIS DEPLOYMENT. UPON HIS RETURN FROM THE MISSION HE GOES BACK TO THE 5 BATTALION. IN JUNE 2010 HE RETURNED TO HQ&SIG SQN AS A SECTION SUPERVISOR AND IN 2012 HE RECEIVED A COMMENDATION FROM THE COMMANDER OF LFQA AND JTF EAST. IN JULY 2014 HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND TRANSFERRED BACK TO THE 5 BATTALION. IN NOVEMBER 2018, AFTER A FEW YEARS OF HARD WORK, THE SQUADRON PROMPTLY NOTICED HIS NATURAL APTITUDE WITH EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT AND HE WAS SELECTED TO FILL THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT SIGNAL FOREMAN. IN JUNE 2019, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE EQUIPMENT COMMISSIONING DETACHMENT (ECD) AND BECAME A SECTION COMMANDER.

4. PASCAL WILL TRANSITION TO A CAREER WITH THE CALLIAN GROUP ON 15 OCTOBER 2021. HE WILL TAKE ON THE POSITION OF LOCAL PROJECT COORDINATOR AT THE EQUIPMENT COMMISSIONING DETACHMENT (VALCARTIER).

5. IN ORDER TO CELEBRATE HIS CAREER, A DINNER WILL BE ORGANIZED TO MARK THIS EVENT. WE WILL HAVE THE HONOUR OF BIDDING HIM A FAREWELL WORTHY OF HIS RANK AND HIS MANY OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOTH CANADA AND HIS COMMUNITY. THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE ON 29 OCTOBER 2021, AT 12:00 P.M., AT THE RESTAURANT DE LA CAGE AUX SPORTS LOCATED AT 6476 WILFRID-HAMEL BLVD, L’ANCIENNE-LORETTE QC, G2E 2J1. FOR THIS OCCASION, WE ARE PREPARING A SPECIAL GIFT FOR HIM IN THE FORM OF A KEEPSAKE BOX HIGHLIGHTING HIS MANY HONOURS AND AWARDS. IF YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE, MONETARY DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED. FOR INFORMATION OR TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE, CONTACT MWO PLEAU 418-844-5000 EXT. 1360 [email protected]

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