RETIREMENT – Mr W.J. GRAHAM

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1. Mr. W.J. GRAHAM WILL RETIRE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AFTER 35 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA ON THE 30TH OF MAY 2018. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS A SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST WITHIN THE DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CAPABILTY AND DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE DIRECTOR GENERAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGIC PLANNING WITHIN THE INFORMATON MANAGEMENT GROUP.

2. MR. GRAHAM JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AT THE RIPE OLD AGE OF 17 AT THE CANADIAN FORCES RECRUITING CENTRE IN SUDBURY, ONTARIO IN 1982. MR. GRAHAM DEPARTED FOR CORWALLIS, NOVA SCOTIA IN MARCH OF 1982 FOR BASIC TRAINING BEFORE EMBARKING ON HIS CAREER AS A RADIO OPERATOR (211). DURING HIS LONG AND DISTINGUISHED CAREER, MR GRAHAM WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE SERVED WITH THE 1ST CANADIAN SIGNAL REGIMENT IN KINGSTON, 733 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON IN SHILO, THE CANADIAN AIRBORNE REGIMENT IN PETAWAWA, 735 COMMUNICATION REGIMENT IN WINNIPEG, THE 2ND BATTALION PRINCESS PATRICIA’S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY IN WINNIPEG, 79 COMMUNICATION REGIMENT IN KINGSTON, THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNAL REGIMENT IN KINGSTON, AND THE CANADIAN FORCES NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTRE IN OTTAWA.

3. MR. GRAHAM HAS DEPLOYED TO SYRIA, MULTIPLE TOURS TO BOSNIA/CROATIA, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AFGHANISTAN, AND HAITI. MR GRAHAM HAS DEPLOYED WITH THE THEATRE ACTIVATION TEAM ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS TO KABUL, AFGHANISTAN AND TO PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI.

4. AS A PUBLIC SERVANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE, MR. GRAHAM HELD SEVERAL POSTS WITHIN THE DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT END USER SYSTEMS FOR 8 YEARS BEFORE MOVING ONTO THE DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CAPABILTY AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HIS FINAL TWO YEARS OF HIS PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER.

5. MR. GRAHAM WILL BE MOVING NORTH TO THE TIMMINS, ONTARIO AREA AS HE PURCHASED A BEAUTY SALON APPROXIMATELY 2 YEARS AGO; WHERE HE WILL NOW MOVE INTO A FULL TIME ROLL, MANAGING HIS BUSINESS.

6. MR. GRAHAM HAS ALREADY HAD HIS DEPART WITH DIGNITY AND A FAREWELL PARTY IN DECEMBER, 2017 IN THE OTTAWA AREA. MR. GRAHAM WILL ATTEND A RETIREMENT FUNCTION ON THE 1ST OF JUNE AT THE SENIOR NCO’S MESS IN KINGSTON AND WILL ALSO HAVE A SECTION GATHERING ON THE 25TH OF MAY BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE.

7. BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES AND PHOTOGRAPHS ARE WELCOME AND CAN BE SENT DIRECTLY TO MR. GRAHAM’S EMAIL ADDRESS.

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