1. SERGEANT SEAN NOBLES WILL EXIT THE NET ON 25 MARCH 2021 AFTER 27 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES.

2. SEAN JOINED THE RESERVES IN HALIFAX JAN 1993 WITH THE PRINCESS LOUISE FUSILIERS. HE TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCE NOV 1993 AND ATTENDED BASIC TRAINING IN CFRLS CORNWALLIS. AFTER GRADUATION, HE FOUND HIMSELF AT RCR BATTLE SCHOOL THEN POSTED TO C COY 1ST BATTALION OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, TRAVELLING THE WORLD TO EXOTIC PLACES INCLUDING THE WINNIPEG FLOODS AS WELL AS TOURS TO CROATIA WITH UNPROFOR (1994), BOSNIA WITH SFOR (1998) AND OP KINETIC TO KOSOVO (2000).

3. HE COMPLETED OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO LCIS TECH IN 2001, WAS POSTED WITH 2 CMBG INCLUDING 2 FIELD AMBULANCE, 2CMBG HQ &SIGS SQN, 2RCHA, AS WELL AS 1ST AND 3RD BATTALIONS OF THE RCR. HE WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL IN 2006 THEN POSTED IN 2010 TO INFLUENCE YOUNG MINDS AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS WHICH CONSISTED OF FOUR YEARS TEACHING NEW TECHS IN THE POET TROOP. HE WAS THEN PROMOTED TO SGT IN 2014 AND POSTED TO HIS FAVOURITE POSITION AS AN INSTALLATION CREW CHIEF WITH THE CANADIAN FORCES CRYPTO MAINTENANCE UNIT UNTIL HIS FINAL POSTING AT 2018. HE FINISHED UP HIS CAREER AT 764 COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON TO THE SATCOM OPERATIONS CENTRE.

4. SEAN WILL BE STAYING IN THE OTTAWA  AREA,  ACCEPTING A NEW POSITION WITH SHARED SERVICES CANADA, AND HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO ADVISING HIS DAUGHTER AND DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW MELANIE AND KAYTLYNN AS THEY PROGRESS IN THE CAF, HELPING HIS DAUGHTER KELSEY PICK GOOD SPORTS TEAMS. HE IS TAKING TIME TO PLAN WORLD TRAVELS WITH HIS WIFE KRISTEN.

5. ANECDOTES CAN BE SENT TO SGT SMITH AT ROBERT.SMITH8@FORCES.GC.CA.