RETIREMENT – WARRANT OFFICER GREGORY KITCHEN, CD – 00109, ATIS TECH

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1. ON 14 JAN, 2024, WO GREGORY KITCHEN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER MORE THAN 15 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

2. WO KITCHEN JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY ON 06 JUN 2008, ENROLLING AS A RESERVE MAR ENG SYS OP. ONCE HE REALIZED THE RCAF WAS A MUCH BETTER CHOICE, HE TRANSFERRED TO THE REG FORCE ON 26 AUG 2009. OBTAINING A DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING FROM ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE, HE BYPASSED POET AND WAS ATTACHED POSTED TO 8ACCS TO AWAIT HIS QL3’S. GREGORY WAS OFFICIALLY POSTED TO 8ACCS UPON COMPLETION OF HIS QL3’S, WHERE HE PROVIDED SUPPORT TO MULTIPLE OPERATIONS, INCLUDING OP NANOOK, MALI, AND REASSURANCE. ON 30 JUN 2016, HE WAS PROMOTED TO MASTER CORPORAL AND POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM DETACHMENT GANDER, WHERE HE OBTAINED THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEPLOY TO CFS ALERT. IN JULY 2018, HE WAS POSTED TO CFB NORTH BAY SUPPORTING THE CANADIAN AIR DEFENCE SECTOR, EVENTUALLY BECOMING THE AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS SUPERVISOR. ON 01 JUL 2021, HE WAS PROMOTED TO SERGEANT AND CONTINUED WORKING AS THE WORKSHOPS SUPERVISOR. ON 15 JUL 2023, HE WAS POSTED TO CCISF AT ATESS TO WORK AS THE AIRFIELD MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR, AND FINALLY PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER ON 20 DEC 2023.

3. WO KITCHEN IS REMAINING IN TRENTON AND HAS ACCEPTED A CIVILIAN JOB WITH SSC WORKING WITH 8 CIS

4. THERE WILL BE NO DWD AT THE MEMBER’S REQUEST.

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