RETIREMENT – WO NATHALIE GIRARD, CD – 00383 SIG OP

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1. WARRANT OFFICER NATHALIE GIRARD WILL RETIRE ON 02 JULY 2021 AFTER 27 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

2. WO GIRARD JOINED THE CAF IN 1994, COMPLETING THE NES OP QL3 AND THEN RAD OP QL3 IN 1995. WO GIRARD HAS SERVED PROUDLY WITH NUMEROUS UNITS DURING HER CAREER: CFFS ESQUIMALT, CFFS HALIFAX, CF SCHOOL OF ADMINISTRATION BORDEN, 5 CMBG HQ & SIGS QUEBEC, 5 CER QUEBEC, CFJSR KINGSTON, DGIMT OTTAWA, CACSC KINGSTON, 37 SIG REGT NL, AND CURRENTLY EMPLOYED WITH 5 CDSG SIGS DET ST. JOHN’S NL. WO GIRARD PROGRESSED THROUGH THE RANKS, BEING PROMOTED TO CPL IN 1997, MCPL IN 2002, SGT IN 2008, AND WO IN 2013. THE LIST OF COURSES COMPLETED OVER SUCH A VAST CAREER ARE TOO MANY TO MENTION. WO GIRARD IS A DECORATED SOLDIER, RECEIVING DECORATIONS FOR HER DEPLOYMENTS TO BOSNIA IN 1996, AND AFGHANISTAN IN 2004 ALONG WITH THE CD, CD1 AND PEACEKEEPER’S MEDAL.

3. WO GIRARD IS REMAINING IN ST. JOHN’S AFTER HER RETIREMENT WITH HER DAUGHTER.

4. DUE TO COVID 19 LIMITATIONS THERE WILL BE A LOW PROFILE DWD CEREMONY TAKING PLACE WITH A SMALL GATHERING FOR HER TO RECEIVE HER RETIREMENT CERTIFICATES AT 5 CDSG GARRISON ST JOHN’S. ALL ANECDOTES AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES ARE TO BE SENT TO MWO BILLY PRONOVOST VIA EMAIL AT [email protected].

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LCol Mary Larsen
3 years ago

Congratulations WO Girard. You were a true professional at CACSC and it was a pleasure to serve with you. Warmest wishes for a very rewarding and happy retirement.

Dave Cameron
3 years ago

Natalie it was an absolute pleasure to serve with you and I would like to congratulate you on a great career. All the best in you future endeavours and enjoy your well deserved retirement.
Dave