1. WARRANT OFFICER SYLVAIN JACQUES WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 2 SEPTEMBER 2020 AFTER 37 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.
  1. SYLVAIN ENROLLED 10 AUGUST 1983 AS A RADIO OPERATOR WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY AND AFTER BASIC TRAINING, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING, AND TRADE TRAINING, WAS POSTED TO 5E REGIMENT DU GENIE DE COMBAT VALCARTIER.  1989-1992 HE WAS POSTED TO 4 CMBG LAHR GERMANY.  IN 1990 HE COMPLETED PARACHUTE TRAINING AND WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL.  IN 1992 HE WAS POSTED TO 5E GBMC QG AT CFB VALCARTIER.  IN 1993 HE WAS POSTED TO 1E R22R, DEPLOYING TO OP HARMONY, OP ALLIANCE, AND OP PRUDENCE. SYLVIAN WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND POSTED TO OTTAWA IN 1999 TO WORK IN 715 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON, 7 COMM GP HQ, CANOSCOM HQ, CFCSU, AND DGIMO FROM WHICH HE IS RETIRING.  IN 2011, HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER.
  1. SYLVAIN WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WITH WHOM HE SERVED, AND IS THANKFUL FOR THE LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS DEVELOPED OVER HIS 37 YEARS IN UNIFORM. SYLVAIN HAS ENJOYED THE SUPPORT AND ADVICE OF MANY MENTORS, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, HE IS DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO THEM FOR THEIR GUIDANCE, INTEGRITY, RESPECT AND EMBRACE NEW OPPORTUNITIES.  SYLVAIN IS ALSO VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF HIS WIFE SUZANNE, DAUGHTERS KIME AND JESSIE, AND HIS GRANDCHILDREN NATHAN (AGE 9), LILIANE (AGE 5), BASTIEN (AGE 3), AND SAMUEL (AGE 5).
  1. UPON RETIREMENT, SYLVAIN WILL TRAVEL ALL THE WAY FROM THE NORTH TOWER TO THE SOUTH TOWER OF THE MGEN PEARKES BUILDING TO CONTINUE SERVING WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE IN A COMSEC ENVIRONMENT WITHIN 7 COMM GP.
  1. TO COMMEMORATE HIS DEDICATION TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, A FAREWELL LUNCHEON (DWD) WILL BE HELD IN OTTAWA AT A LATER DATE ONCE THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED. A LIMITED DWD CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 1000, 18 SEP 20 IN THE VIP RECEPTION ROOM 101 COLONEL BY DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR SOUTH TOWER. BEST WISHES, CONGRATULATIONS, AND HUMOROUS CAREER ANECDOTES MAY BE SENT TO CAPTAIN ROBERT ANDERSON AT ROBERT.ANDERSON3@FORCES.GC.CA.