1. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ANNOUNCE THE RETIREMENT OF WO GLEN DUFF, CD1 ON 16 OCTOBER 2018. AFTER 22 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE C AND E BRANCH, AND MOST NOTABLY THE LINE TRADE.

2. JOINED THE FORCES IN 1996 FROM ST JOHNS NFLD AS AN INFANTEER AND SENT TO ST JEAN QC TO COMPLETE BASIC TRAINING, THEN OFF TO WAINWRIGHT AB TO COMPLETE BATTLE SCHOOL. UPON COMPLETION HE WAS POSTED TO 3 PPCLI FROM 1996-2003, WHERE HE COMPLETED 2 TOURS IN BOSNIA (1997, 2000) THE WINNIPEG FLOODS (1997); A JUMP COURSE (1998); SUPPORTING THE BC FOREST FIRES (1998); MOUNTAIN MAN AND THE EDMONTON MARATHON (1999); PROMOTED TO MCPL IN 2001, AND DEPLOYED TO OP APPOLLO, AFGHANISTAN (2002) AS A DECTION 2IC. FROM HERE HE VOTP’D TO HIS CURRENT TRADE AS A LINEMAN. AFTER COMPLETEING HIS QL3 IN CFSCE HE WAS THEN POSTED TO CFJSR 1 LINE SQN (2003-2008) WHERE HE DEPLOYED TO OP ATHENA, AFGHANISTAN (2003); SINAI EGYPT (2004): ); OP HALO TAV, HAITI (2005); OP HURRICANE, CFS ALERT (2006); AND A TAV TO CAMP GRACELAND, AFGHANISTAN (2006). PROMOTED BACK TO THE RANK OF MCPL IN 2007 HE CONTINUED WITH DOMESTIC DEPLOYMENTS RANGING BETWEEN 150-230 DAYS AWAY ON TASKING EACH YEAR DURING HIS TENURE WITH 1 LINE SQN. AT THAT JUNCTURE HE WAS POSTED TO CFJSR DET HALIFAX IN 2008. HE CONTINUED WITH A VARIETY OF TASKINGS AND DOMESTIC OPERATIIONS AND FOR HIS EFFORTS IN 2010 WAS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE CF RECOGNITION PROGRAM HELD IN OTTAWA AND WAS PRESENTED WITH THE CDS LETTER OF APPRECIATION AND COIN. IN 2010 HE WAS SENT TO CFSCE TO COMPLETE HIS QL6A WHERE HE EARNED TOP CANIDATE AWARD. IN JULY OF 2010 HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SERGEANT AND POSTED TO CFB GAGETOWN LOCAL LINE WORK CENTRE EMPLOYED AS THE LINE MAINTENANCE FOREMAN, WHERE HE FILLED MULIPLE ROLES SUCH AS THE ATLANTIC AREA LCF, TROOP WARRANT AND ASSISTED IN THE STANDUP OF SHARED SERVICES UNIT DET GAGETWON. FURTHERMORE HE COMPETED IN THE ANNUAL BUSHMAN COMPETITION (2013) PLACING SECOND IN THE MASTERS DIVISION AND 14TH OVERALL. IN 2015 HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER AND POSTED TO CTC HQ IN GAGETOWN AS THE LINE TRADE QS/TP MANAGER. DURING 2015 WO DUFF WAS SELECTED FOR THE 5 CDSB NIJMEGEN TEAM WHERE HE DEPLOYED AND COMPLETED THE VIGOROUS 160 PLUS KILOMETER MARCH, DISPLAYING HIS OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL FITNESS AND DRIVE. IN 2016 HE COMPLETED HIS ILP AND WAS AWARDED THE CWO BOVIN AWARD FOR COMRADESHIP, ALSO IN 2016 HE RECEIVED THE CTC COMMANDERS COIN FOR OUSTANDING LEADERSHIP. IN 2018 WO DUFF WAS RELOCATED TO J7 TO WORK WITH SHARED SERVICES NETWORKS CELL WHILE TRANSITIONING FROM THE CAF. DURING HIS SERVICE IN THE ARMY WO DUFF HAS BEEN AWARDED THE NATO FORMER YUGOSLAVIA MEDAL 2, CANADIAN PEACEKEEPING SERVICE MEDAL, GENERAL CAMPAGNE STAR SOUTH WEST ASIA MEDAL, SWASM, CANADIAN FORCES DECORATION CD1, AND THE QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE.

3. RETIREMEENT WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS WARRANT OFFICER GLEN DUFF HAS ACCEPTED A JOB WITH SHARED SERVICES CANADA AND WILL BE EMPLOYED AS A NETWORK SUPPORT ANALYST LOCATED IN J7 CFB GAGETOWN. HE AND HIS WIFE TANYA, SON JAKE, AND DAUGHTER REEGAN ARE HAPPY TO BE STAYING IN THE AREA FOR THE EXTENED FUTURE.

4. A DWD WILL BE HELD AT THE OROMOCTO LEGION THE 21 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 13:00HRS, WHERE GLEN WOULD LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMINISCE AND THANK FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS AND COLLEAUGUES.

5. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, AND ANECDOTES CAN BE SENT TO MWO S.H.E. PRICE (STEVEN.PRICE@forces.gc.ca) OR WO A.M. MACEACHERN (ANGEL.MACEACHERN@forces.gc.ca) NO LATER THAN 07 SEPT 2018.