RETIREMENT – WARRANT OFFICER T. JAGOE, CD, 00385 – SIG TECH

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Retirement Date: 04/04/2023

1. WO T. JAGOE RETIRED FROM THE CAF 04 APRIL 2023, AFTER MORE THAN 34 YEARS OF SERVICE. STARTING FROM THE RECRUITING OFFICE IN PETERBOROUGH, ON THE FALL OF 1988, RECRUIT JAGOE HEADED OFF TO CFRS CORNWALLIS, NS, FOR THE FUN-FILLED ADVENTURE AHEAD.

2. UPON COMPLETION OF BASIC IN DEC OF 88, HE WAS SHIPPED OFF TO CFSCE TO BEGIN COMM RESEARCH QL3 TRAINING. LOCKED IN A WINDOWLESS CLASSROOM UNTIL AUG OF 89, PTE JAGOE COMPLETED THE BASIC 291ER COURSE AND WAS THEN POSTED TO THE REMOTE BUT BEAUTIFUL CFS MASSET. HOME OF THE HAIDA GWAII AND THE SUPPLEMENTAL RADIO STATION AND HFDF NODE MASSET. FROM JUNE – DEC 1990, HE WAS SHIPPED OFF TO CFS ALERT TO ENJOY THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE ARCTIC TUNDRA AT ITS FINEST.

RETURNING TO CFS MASSET, PTE JAGOE WAS ASKED WHAT HE THOUGHT OF OTTAWA. WITH THE REPLY OF “IT’S A NEAT CITY”, HE WAS DIRECTED TO REPORT TO CFS LEITRIM THE SUMMER OF 1991. THE SUMMER OF ’92, PTE JAGOE WAS SENT TO CFSCE FOR QL-5 TRAINING FOR A FEW MONTHS AND THEN RETURNED BACK TO THE MOTHER-SHIP AT LEITRIM.

THE FOLLOWING YEAR, CPL JAGOE MET THE FUTURE MRS JAGOE. SHORTLY AFTER THE WEDDING, CPL JAGOE WAS SENT TO THE CF LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN OTTAWA FOR A YEARLONG SPANISH COURSE. FOR HIS REWARD OF SCORING HIGH ON THE LANGUAGE TESTING, HE AND HIS WIFE WERE POSTED TO 770 COMM RSCH STATION, GANDER, NFLD. DURING THIS TIME IN GANDER, THEIR FUTURE 2 RCHA BOMBARDIER, MEGHAN, WAS BORN. WITH LESS THAN 2 YEARS IN POST, THE STATION WAS REMOTED TO LEITRIM AND CPL JAGOE AND FAMILY WERE SENT TO MARLANT COMMAND, CFB HALIFAX, WHERE HE WAS ASSIGNED TO WORK AS AN ELINT ANALYST IN SUPPORT OF THE RCN. IT WAS DURING THIS POSTING THAT THE FUTURE RCN SAILOR, J. JAGOE WAS BORN.

AFTER SOME TIME THERE, CPL JAGOE RE-MUSTERED TO LCIS TECH IN 2003 AND SENT BACK TO KINGSTON TO ATTEND ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE IN THE ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN PROGRAM. WHEN COMPLETED IN 2005, HE WAS THEN POSTED TO CF CRYPTO MAINTENANCE UNIT, CFB KINGSTON. FOUR YEARS LATER, IN 2009, HE WAS FINALLY PROMOTED TO MCPL AND WAS PUSHED OVER TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR IN THE CRYPTO CELL AT CFSCE.

IN 2013, SGT JAGOE WAS SENT NORTH TO CFB PETAWAWA AND THROWN INTO THE HAPPY CAMPING UNIT OF 3 RCR IN CHARGE OF THE ACCIS TECH SECTION. WITH LOTS OF “FIRST TIME FOR THIS” TASKS AND EVENTS, SGT JAGOE WAS FULLY INDOCTRINATED TO THE ‘FIELD’ SIDE OF THE TRADE.
ANOTHER 4 YEARS LATER AND SGT JAGOE WAS POSTED OVER TO 2 SVC BATTALION WHERE HE BEGAN ENJOYING THE FUN OF A MECHANIZED CAMPING UNIT IN 2017.
READING THROUGH A PARTICULAR CANFORGEN IN 2018, HE APPLIED FOR A CHANCE TO GO OUTCAN. INFORMED MID-FEB OF 2019 THAT HE WILL BEGIN TRAINING IN MARCH FOR A DEFENSE ATTACHÉ ASSISTANT POSITION IN BRAZIL, SGT JAGOE WAS SENT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN OTTAWA AND KINGSTON FOR THE NEXT 15 WEEKS.

MID-JULY OF 2019, WO JAGOE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN EMBASSY IN BRASILIA, BRAZIL, WITH HIS WIFE COLLEEN WHERE THEY ENJOYED THE SUN AND FUN OF THAT TROPICAL POST.
IN 2021, WO JAGOE WAS ACCEPTED TO THE REQUESTED POST OF CFB GAGETOWN TO FINISH A LONG AND INTERESTING CAREER.

OROMOCTO HAS BECOME THE FINAL PLACEMENT OF THE JAGOE HOME WHERE WO JAGOE HAS BECOME MR. JAGOE WORKING FOR VALCOM AT EFD.

3. A BIG THANKS TO HIS WIFE FOR SEEING WO JAGOE THROUGH ALL THESE MOVES AND COURSES, PREPARING AND SELLING HOUSES, RAISING 2 FANTASTIC KIDS, OFTEN WITHOUT MUCH SUPPORT AND FOR BEING THE BASE CAMP WHEREVER LIFE TOOK THEM ALL.

4. A DWD WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE GAGETOWN WARRANT’S AND SARGENT’S MESS ON 14 APR 2023. BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES, AMUSING STORES AND PICTURES MAY BE PASSED TO MWO P.N. GERMAN – PATRICK(dot)GERMAN(at)FORCES(dot)GC(dot)CA

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