1. WARRANT OFFICER KEN KOPP WILL RETIRE ON 14 OCTOBER 2020 AFTER THE HONOUR OF SERVING WITHIN THE CAF FOR MORE THAN 28 YEARS.

2. HE RE-ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCHER (291) IN MARCH 1998. FOLLOWING BASIC (RE)TRAINING IN ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU AND A LONG INCUBATION PERIOD AT CFSCE KINGSTON WAITING FOR ‘UP CLASS’ AND COMPLETION OF QL3, HE WAS POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM, 1 SQN, SHIFT 4, IN APRIL 2000 TO BEGIN HIS CAREER AS A SIGINT OPERATOR.

3. WARRANT OFFICER KOPP SERVED AT CFS LEITRIM TWICE, OP ATHENA ROTO 1 KANDAHAR AIRFIELD IN FEBRUARY 2006, CFIOG DET OUTCAN FORT MEADE FROM 2008-2011 SUPPORTING AMERICAN EFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN, AND OP REASSURANCE TASK FORCE LATVIA ROTO 0, RIGA, LATVIA, IN 2017.

4. INITIALLY ENROLLED AS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT IN THE MILITIA (NOW PRIMARY RESERVE, LAND) IN 1989, HIS GOAL WAS TO DEFEND CANADA DURING THE COLD WAR. HE SERVED VARIED PERIODS OF TIME ON BOTH CLASS B AND CLASS A SERVICE (MOSTLY CLASS B), INCLUDING PARTICIPATION IN OP REFORGER ’83 WITH 4 CANADIAN MECHANIZIED BRIGADE GROUP (CMBG), 4 FIELD AMBULANCE IN THE FALL OF 1983.THE COLD WAR HAVING BEEN WON, IN 1990 WO KOPP LEFT THE MILITARY TO SEEK HIS FORTUNES ELSEWHERE. GOOGLE OP ARCHER.

5. A DWD GET-TOGETHER WILL BE PLANNED WHEN SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE EASIER TO MANAGE. WO KOPP AND HIS WIFE DARCIE WILL REMAIN IN THE NCR AS HE HAS ACCEPTED EMPLOYMENT WITH ADM(IM) CFIOG.

6. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND WELL WISHES TO WO KOPP, EMAIL PO1 JESSOME AT [email protected].

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