1. WO TODD HOWARD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2020 AFTER A COMBINED 28 + YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE CAF, BROCKVILLE RIFLES, PPCLI AND THE RCCS.

2. WO TODD HOWARD WAS BORN IN YORK, ONT. HE ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES IN MAY 1992 AS A RESERVE INFANTRYMAN WITH THE BROCKVILLE RIFLES. HE DEPLOYED TO THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA WITH 1 RCR IN 1994. HE THEN DECIDED TO JOIN THE REGULAR FORCE INFANTRY WITH THE PPCLI. POSTED TO EDMONTON, AB IN 1997. HE DEPLOYED TO KOSOVO WITH ROTO 0 IN 1999. HE WAS THEN PROMOTED TO MCPL IN 2000 AND REMAINED IN C COY 1 PPCLI.

IN 2003 MCPL HOWARD BECAME CPL HOWARD AGAIN WHEN HE WAS GIVEN AN OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO LAND COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNICIAN (LCIS). HE BEGAN POET IN 2004 AND COMPLETED HIS LCIS TRAINING IN 2005 AND WAS POSTED TO PETAWAWA.

PROMOTED BACK TO MCPL IN 2007, HE CAME BACK TO THE CANADIAN FORCES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS (CFSCE), BUT THIS TIME AS AN INSTRUCTOR. HE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE GAINED A REPUTATION AT THIS POINT WITHIN THE BRANCH.

POSTED TO 21 ELECTRONIC WARFARE REGIMENT IN 2009, MCPL HOWARD DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN FOR A TOTAL OF 10 MONTHS IN 2010 AS THE PRIMARY MEWT TECH.

IN 2011, MCPL HOWARD WAS POSTED TO OTTAWA WITH 76 COMM GP. HE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT IN DEC 2011. THIS WAS A SHORT POSTING, AS IT WAS JUST A STEPPING STONE TO A POSTING IN 2012 TO GERMANY.

AFTER 4 AMAZING YEARS IN GERMANY AS THE CLASSIFIED SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR, SGT HOWARD WAS POSTED BACK TO CFSCE AS A SGT IN 2016.

PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK OF WO IN 2017, HE HELD A TP WO/ACTING TP COMD POSITION UNTIL THIS YEAR, WHERE HE TOOK OVER AS SSM 2 SQN.

3. TODD HAS SECURED A JOB WITH ADGA WORKING ON A DLCSPM CONTRACT IN GATINEAU. HE INTENDS TO GRAB HIS KILLER CHIHUAHUAS, BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER AND MOVE TO OTTAWA.

4. DUE TO COVID-19 A DWD FUNCTION WILL BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

5. PLEASE SEND ANECDOTES OR MESSAGES TO RFC LT PALMATEER, [email protected] NLT 20 AUG 2020 TO ALLOW TIME FOR COMPILATION.

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