RETIREMENT – WARRANT OFFICER RYAN DAVIS – 00120, SIGINT SPEC

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Retirement Date: 10/04/2024

1. WO RYAN DAVIS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 10 APR 24 AFTER 19 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, AND THE SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST (SIGINT SPEC) TRADE.

2. WO DAVIS JOINED THE CAF ON 30 MAR 2005, IN HALIFAX, NS. IN HALIFAX, RYAN MET HIS FUTURE WIFE, COLLEEN, WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE WAITING FOR HIS BMQ. HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING AT CFLRS, ST. JEAN QUEBEC, WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY SIGINT SPEC QL3 IN NOV 2005 AT CFB KINGSTON. RYAN AND COLLEEN WERE MARRIED IN MAY 2007. THEY WERE THEN POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM, OTTAWA, UPON HIS GRADUATION.

3. IN JUNE 2007, WO DAVIS WAS AN OPERATOR FOR SEVERAL YEARS PRIOR TO BEING DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN IN OCT 2010. RETURNING FROM DEPLOYMENT, WO DAVIS CONTINUED THEIR ROLE WITH THE GLIMMER TEAM AT DHTC UNTIL 2014 WHEN THEY RETURNED TO CFS LEITRIM COLLECTION MANAGEMENT UNTIL 2016. DURING THIS TIME RYAN AND COLLEEN WELCOMED TWO WONDERFUL CHILDREN, (JAXON 2014 AND ALINA RAE 2016).

4. IN 2016, 21 EW REGT, KINGSTON, WAS LUCKY TO HAVE WO DAVIS POSTED TO THE UNIT. WORKING CLOSELY WITH ALL MEMBERS OF THE REGT HE GAINED INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE AND FRIENDSHIP WITHIN 215 SQN. AS PART OF 21 EW REGT WO DAVIS ACCEPTED AN OUTCAN POSTING TO CFIOG OUTCAN DET AUSTRALIA TO WORK AS AN EW/TAC SIGINT NCO WITH 7TH SIGNAL REGT IN 2018 AND RETURNING IN 2022. ENJOYING THIS SO MUCH RYAN AND HIS FAMILY DECIDED THEY WOULD LIKE TO TRANSFER FROM THE CANADIAN FORCES TO THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES. PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM AUSTRALIA, WO DAVIS SUBMITTED HIS TRANSFER APPLICATION. RETURNING TO CANADA IN 2022, WO DAVIS HAD BEEN POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS AS A TROOP WO TO AWAIT HIS TRANSFER.

5. UPON RELEASE WO DAVIS WILL BE RELOCATING TO AUSTRALIA TO BEGIN HIS NEW CAREER WITHIN THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCES AS AN ELECTRONIC WARFARE OPERATOR.

6. A DEPARTURE WITH DIGNITY WILL BE HELD AT THE CFB KINGSTON GARRISON PUB (GGCC.CA) ON 05 APR 2024 AT 1300HRS, ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, PHOTOGRAPHS, OR ANY QUESTIONS MAY BE SENT TO WO EVA EINARSSON AT [email protected] OR WO DAVE HOULT AT [email protected].

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