1. WARRANT OFFICER CHRIS P. KENDALL RETIRES FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 08 JUN 2020 AFTER 36 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. WO KENDALL WAS THE FIRST OF HIS FAMILY TO JOIN THE MILITARY FAMILY IN 1983. HE JOINED THE CAF IN AUGUST 1983 AT CORNER BROOK NL. HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING AT CFB CORNWALLIS, FOLLOWED BY SIG OP QL3 AT CFB KINGSTON. WO KENDALL WAS FIRST POSTED TO 1CSR, CFB KINGSTON (1984 TO 1988); AT THAT TIME, HE TOOK PART IN COUNTLESS EXERCISES IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS TO INCLUDE PETAWAWA, WAINWRIGHT (RV 1985 AS DET MEMBER AND 1987 AS ROVER LO1), GAGETOWN, VALCARTIER, (TO NAME JUST A FEW), BUT FALL EX IN GERMANY WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF 1985. HE COMPLETED BOTH QL4 AND QL5 DURING THIS POSTING AT KINGSTON. HE WAS THEN POSTED TO CFS MILLCOVE, NS AS AN AGA OP (1988 TO 1991). HE WAS POSTED BACK TO 1CDHSR KINGSTON, AGAIN TO DO MULTIPLE JOBS AND EXERCISES, AND FINALLY A TOUR TO RWANDA AFRICA (1994 TO 1995). AFTER RWANDA, HE DID THE INNER SQN POSTING TO 21 EW SQN. AFTER THAT HE WAS POSTED TO 79 COMM REGT IN 1996, IN WHICH HE DEPLOYED ON THE OP DART TO RWANDA AGAIN, IN NOV 1996. HE WAS POSTED TO CTC GAGETOWN IN 1997, WHERE HE SERVED IN SERVERAL UNITS, STARTING WITH BTISU, WITH WHICH HE DID VARIOUS EXERCISES, WORKED IN THE TACP, INSTRUCTED QL4 COMMS, AND WAS THE TP D.A. CUSTODIAN CLERK. HE WAS THEN POSTED TO 403 (OTS) GAGETOWN IN 1998 AS THE OPS CPL, CUSTODIAN CLERK, DET COMD FOR CP DOOR GUN COURSE, EX WINGED WARRIOR AND TCCS INTEROPERABILITY TRIALS WITH THE AIRFORCE. PROMOTED TO MCPL AND POSTED TO 3ASG RANGE CONTROL GAGETOWN IN 2002, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE PATROLLER POSITION, THEN AS SHIFT COMD, AND FINALLY TO SIG OP POSITION TO TAKE CARE OF THE COMMS. HE WAS POSTED TO 4AD GAGETOWN IN 2005, WHERE HE WAS THE PRONTO AND COMSEC CUSTODIAN FOR THE UNIT. A YEAR LATER, IN 2006, HE WAS POSTED BACK TO CFJSR KINGSTON (THIRD TIME’S A CHARM), WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A DET COMD OR SHIFT SUPERVISOR FOR VARIOUS EXERCISES. EMPLOYED AS DRIVER TRAINER AND EXAMINER FOR SEVERAL COURSES WHILE AT CFJSR, HE WAS DEPLOYED TO OP ATHENA RC SOUTH AS SERVICE DESK SHIFT COMD FROM DEC 2007 TO OCT 2008. AFTER THE TOUR, HE RETURNED TO JSR AS REGT OPS TASK MCPL, THEN WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND POSTED TO CFSCE IN 2011 AS COURSE DIRECTOR FOR THE REFURBISHED  SIG OP TRADE, “ACISS”. AFTERWARDS HE TOOK THE OPS WO’S POSITION. HE WAS THEN POSTED TO SSU DET OTTAWA, CHANGED TO 76 COMM REGT OTTAWA IN 2015. WHILE AT 76, HE WORKED AT 76 HQ AT NDHQ, AND LATER AT CFCSU UPLANDS. FINALLY, HE WAS POSTED TO TC KINGSTON IN 2018.

3. WO KENDALL AND HIS WIFE SHERRY WILL BE STAYING IN THE KINGSTON AREA, WHERE HE PLANS TO VISIT HIS KIDS AND DO A LITTLE FISHING FOR THE TIME BEING. HE’LL ALWAYS HAVE A COLD ONE READY FOR VISITS FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS AND BROTHERS-IN-ARMS.

4. THERE WILL BE NO DWD CEREMONY.

5. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, WELL WISHES OR ANECDOTES CAN BE SENT TO SGT A.L. BARNETT (ANTHONY.BARNETT@FORCES.GC.CA)