RETIREMENT – WO MARK HILLIER, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

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1. WARRANT OFFICER MARK HILLIER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN FORCES ON 11 MAY 2022 AFTER 38 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES.

2. MARK ORIGINALLY ENROLLED INTO THE REGULAR FORCE AT OTTAWA, ONTARIO 07 MAY 1981 AS PART OF THE P.O.E.T. (PERFORMANCE ORIENTED ELECTRONIC TRAINING) PLAN. AFTER BASIC TRAINING AT CFRS CORNWALLIS, NS AND SUBSEQUENT POET HE COMPLETED HIS TECHNICAL TRAINING AS A TELETYPE AND CYPHER TECHNICIAN (223). POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM WHILE WAITING FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE UPGRADE PRIOR TO A POSTING TO CFS GANDER. AFTER EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN KINGSTON AS AN MPM (MAIN PROCESSOR MAINTAINER) WAS POSTED TO CFB PENHOLD, AB. GETTING INTO THE FITNESS LIFESTYLE HE REMUSTERED AS A PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION INSTRUCTOR (PERI 851). MEMBER ENJOYED WORKING IN THIS TRADE UNTIL THE PERFIDY OF DPERA AND THE MOC BEING REMOVED AS AN ACTIVE MILITARY OCCUPATION, HE IS POSSIBLY THE LAST SERVICING CAF MEMBER WITH THE PERI 851 – 5A QUALIFICATION (MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO).

3. AFTER THE DEMISE OF THE PERI TRADE IN 1997 HE RETURNING TO HIS TECHNICAL ROOTS NOW AS AN LCIS 227. WO HILLIER HAS BEEN POSTED TO EDMONTON AND OTTAWA, DURING THESE POSTINGS HE DEPLOYED ON UN AND NATO MISSIONS IN BOSNIA (OP APOLLO) AND AFGHANISTAN (OP ATHENA). AFTER A BRIEF STINT IN THE CIVILIAN WORLD HE RETURNED TO THE CAF AND WAS POSTED TO SHILO MB. WITH 2 PPCLI. FOLLOWING HIS PROMOTION TO WO WAS POSTED TO CFNOC OTTAWA WERE HE HAS TRAVELLED AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS PART OF A SPECIALIZE TEAM TO THE PRESENT.

4. WHILE ON VACATION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HE MET HIS FUTURE WIFE ANGELA AND MARRIED IN 2015. MARK AND ANGELA ARE PLANNING TO MOVE TO THE PERTH AREA TO BE CLOSE TO FAMILY AND TO TRAVEL FAR AND WIDE. HE WISHES ALL THE MILITARY PERSONAL AND CO-WORKERS HE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO MEET AND WORK WITH THROUGH HIS CAREER HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND A SUCCESSFUL LIFE.

5. PERSONNEL WISHING TO SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES OR PHOTOS CAN DO SO BY CONTACTING WO WAYNE SMART BY EMAIL: [email protected]. THERE WILL BE AN INFORMAL LUNCHEON HELD AT HUNTER PUB – FINLEY CREEK ON THURSDAY12 MAY 2022 STARTING AT 12:00. PERSONNEL INTERESTED IN ATTENDING PLEASE INFORM WO WAYNE SMART ASAP.

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