RETIREMENT – SGT (RET’D) JOHN HUDSON, CD – 00120 COMM RSCH

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1. AFTER OVER 37 YEARS OF COMBINED CAF AND DND SERVICE, JOHN HUDSON WILL RETIRE ON 31 MAY 2019.

2. JOHN JOINED THE CAF IN FEBRUARY 1981 AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR (291). HIS MANY POSTINGS INCLUDED INUVIK, CFSCE, BERMUDA, GANDER, MASSET AND FINALLY LEITRIM ALONG WITH 5 TOURS IN ALERT AND A DEPLOYMENT TO THE ARABIAN GULF IN 1999. JOHN RETIRED IN 2002 AND DECIDED TO JOIN THE PUBLIC SERVICE. HE HAS BEEN WITH THE SQUADRON (UNIT) SINCE MARCH 2002, WORKING BOTH THE ECD-KEYMAT AND PCD-EQUIPMENT SIDE OF THE VAULT AND EVENTUALLY BECAME THE COMSEC EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR (CEC). JOHN WAS ALSO INVOLVED WITH THE UNION AND LEAVES BEHIND THE VACANT POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE LOCAL AREA.

3. JOHN FEELS VERY PROUD AND FORTUNATE TO HAVE MET AND WORKED WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT MILITARY AND CIVILIAN FOLKS, CREATING INVALUABLE FRIENDSHIPS THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER(S). HE IS A GOLD MINE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AND HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A LARGE PART IN THE GROWTH AND EVOLUTION OF CFCSU UPLANDS TO WHAT IT IS NOW AS 766 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON (NCS) OTTAWA. HE HAS BEEN A PHENOMENAL MENTOR AND TEACHER TO INCOMING MEMBERS OF THE VAULT TEAM. JOHN’S INFECTIOUS HUMOUR AND OUTGOING PERSONALITY WILL BE GENUINELY MISSED.

4. JOHN’S PLANS FOR RETIREMENT INCLUDE FISHING, CAMPING AND GOLFING BUT WILL FOCUS HIS TIME ON HIS 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER SUMMER AND WIFE JUDY, WITH LOTS OF TRAVEL PLANS IN THE WORKS!

5. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A LUNCHEON AT THE RIDEAU CARLETON CASINO ON 12 JUNE 2019 AT 1200 HOURS WHERE EVERYONE CAN GATHER TO WISH HIM FAREWELL. ANECDOTES ARE NOT ONLY WELCOME BUT HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AS I’M SURE THERE ARE MANY STORIES TO TELL. PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL CONFIRMING YOUR ATTENDANCE TO KATHRYN BRUNEAU AT KATHRYN.BRUNEAU@FORCES.GC.CA. FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO ANYONE THAT YOU THINK MAY WISH TO ATTEND.

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