RETIREMENT – WARRANT OFFICER M. BROWN, CD, ATIS TECH – 00109

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Retirement Date: 31/08/2023

 

  1. ON 31 AUG 23, WO M. BROWN WILL BE RETIRING AFTER 25+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE MILITARY.

 

  1. WO BROWN ENLISTED IN THE RESERVE FORCE IN 1996 WITH THE 1ST NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS IN AMHERST, NS AS AN INFANTEER. HE COMPONENT TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCE IN 1998 AND AFTER COMPLETING QL3 IN MEAFORD ON, WAS POSTED TO 2RCR IN GAGETOWN IN SEPTEMBER OF 1998. IN JANUARY 1999 WO BROWN DEPLOYED ON OP PALLADIUM IN THE BOSNIA; IN 2003 TO CAMP MIRAGE AS PART OF OP ATHENA, AND IN 2004 TO HAITI UNDER OP HALO. BY 2005, LIFE HAD THROWN WO BROWN AND CARA A FEW CURVEBALLS WHICH LED TO AN OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO BECOME AN ATIS TECH. AFTER COMPLETING HIS POET AND QL3 TRAINING IN KINGSTON ON, THEY LANDED AT 14 WING GREENWOOD IN 2006 WHERE HE LEARNED THE TRADE AND WORKED PRIMARILY IN THE TELETYPE AND CRYPTO EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE SECTION (TCEMS). IN 2010 WO BROWN WAS SELECTED TO DEPLOY TO AFGHANISTAN AS PART OF THE UAV DETACHMENT. ON RETURN FROM AFGHANISTAN IN 2011 WO BROWN WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL AND THEY WERE POSTED TO OTTAWA. WHILE IN THE NCR WO BROWN WORKED AT JIIFC AS A SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, DATA TRANSFER TECHNICIAN, AND WAS INVOLVED IN VARIOUS CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. IN 2015, ON PROMOTION TO SGT, WO BROWN MOVED ACROSS THE PARKING LOT TO CFNOC AS THE DIGITAL FORENSICS TECHNICAL SGT. IN 2018, STILL IN OTTAWA, WO BROWN WAS POSTED TO CJOC HQ SUPPORTING THE CANADIAN FORCES INTEGRATED COMMAND CENTRE (CFICC). IN 2019 WO BROWN WAS PROMOTED TO WO AND POSTED BACK TO 14 WING GREENWOOD WHERE HE HAS WORKED AS THE C4ISR WO AND CURRENTLY AS THE RCS WO. THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, WO BROWN HAS RECEIVED THE CD 1, GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL (MIRAGE), GENERAL CAMPAIGN STAR (AFGHANISTAN), OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL (HAITI), THE NATO FORMER YUGOSLAVIA MEDAL (BOSNIA), AND THE CANADIAN PEACEKEEPING SERVICE MEDAL.

 

  1. WO BROWN AND CARA ARE SETTLING IN THE AMHERST SHORE AREA. THEY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ENJOYING THE PEACE AND QUIET TOGETHER, DEVELOPING THEIR LAND, AND FINDING NEW INTERESTS AND HOBBIES AS THEY MOVE INTO THE NEXT CHAPTER.

 

  1. A DWD CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE IN AUG 2023, PLEASE SEND ANECDOTES, STORIES, AND BEST WISHES CAN BE SENT TO SGT K. KREITZER ( MAILTO : KIRK(DOT)KREITZER(AT)FORCES(DOT)GC(DOT)CA).

 

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