RETIREMENT – WARRANT OFFICER YVAN G.B. BLONDIN, CD – 00378, CYBER OP

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Retirement Date: 09/02/2024

1. WARRANT OFFICER YVAN BLONDIN WILL RETIRE ON 09 FEB 2024, FOLLOWING 22+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND CANADA.

2. WO BLONDIN ENROLLED AS A LAND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (LCIS) TECHNICIAN ON 26 SEP 2001. AFTER COMPLETING HIS TRADES TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE), HE WAS POSTED TO OTTAWA WHERE HE BECAME AN HONOURARY SIGINT SPECIALIST BY SUPPORTING THEM FOR THE FIRST 14 YEARS OF HIS CAREER. IN 2015, WO BLONDIN BEGAN HIS JOURNEY TO CYBER ALL THE THINGS. IN 2018, HE COMPLETED A COMPULSORY OCCUPATION TRANSFER (COT) TO THE CYBER OPERATOR OCCUPATION. HIS POSTINGS AND DEPLOYMENTS INCLUDE CFS LEITRIM, CFS ALERT (X2), CFS LEITRIM DETACHMENT MASSET, 21 ELECTRONIC WARFARE REGIMENT, OP ATHENA (ROTO 8), CFSCE, DGMC, CFNOC, AND CFIOGHQ.

3. UPON RETIREMENT, WO BLONDIN WILL REMAIN ON TEAM CANADA WHERE HE HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. HE LOOKS FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO SERVE CANADA IN THE NEXT CHAPTER OF HIS LIFE WHILE REMAINING IN OTTAWA WITH HIS CHILDREN AND LOVED ONES. WO BLONDIN WISHES TO EXTEND A SINCERE THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES WITH WHOM HE HAS SERVED DURING HIS CAREER IN THE CAF.

4. YVAN HAS REQUESTED A VERY INFORMAL DWD, WHICH WILL OCCUR ON FRIDAY, 02 FEB 2024 AT THE CFS LEITRIM ALL RANKS MESS COMMENCING AT 1130HRS. DRESS WILL BE HOODIES (PREFERRED) OR OTHER VERY CASUAL CLOTHING WITH CADPAT/NCD AS A LAST RESORT. THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND MAY RSVP WITH MAJOR CHARLES PENG NO LATER THAN MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024.

5. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, SALUTATIONS, ANECDOTES, AND BEST WISHES CAN BE FORWARDED TO THE ATTENTION OF MAJOR CHARLES PENG BY E-MAIL ([email protected]), NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 26 JAN 2024.

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Bianca
4 months ago

Update from his unit:

4. YVAN HAS REQUESTED A VERY INFORMAL DWD, WHICH WILL OCCUR ON FRIDAY, 02 FEB
2024 AT THE CFS LEITRIM ALL RANKS MESS COMMENCING AT 1130HRS. DRESS WILL BE
HOODIES PREFERRED OR OTHER VERY CASUAL CLOTHING WITH CADPAT/NCD AS A LAST
RESORT. THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND MAY RSVP WITH MAJOR CHARLES PENG NO LATER
THAN MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024.

5. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, SALUTATIONS, ANECDOTES, AND BEST WISHES CAN BE
FORWARDED TO THE ATTENTION OF MAJOR CHARLES PENG BY E-MAIL
([email protected]), NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 26 JAN 2024.