RETIREMENT – LIEUTENANT COLONEL ANIL SHEEHAN, CD, 00340 – CELE

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1. LCOL ANIL SHEEHAN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 16 DECEMBER 2022 AFTER 26 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF AND THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH.

2. ORIGINALLY FROM STEPHENVILLE, NL, LCOL SHEEHAN ENROLLED IN 1991 AS A SIGNALS OFFICER. AFTER COMPLETING BASIC OFFICER TRAINING IN CHILLIWACK, BC, HE ATTENDED ROYAL ROADS MILITARY COLLEGE IN VICTORIA AND LATER GRADUATED FROM ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA IN KINGSTON, ON.

POSTED TO 1 CMBG IN 1997, LCOL SHEEHAN HELD VARIOUS LINE AND STAFF POSITIONS. DURING HIS TIME AT 1 CMBG, LCOL SHEEHAN DEPLOYED TO THE WINNIPEG FLOODS AND THE QUEBEC ICE STORM. HE ALSO DEPLOYED ON ROTO 0 TO KOSOVO IN 1999. IN 2001, LCOL SHEEHAN TOOK HIS RELEASE FROM THE CAF.

IN 2006, LCOL SHEEHAN RE-ENROLLED AS A CELE OFFICER AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY POSTED TO CFS LEITRIM IN OTTAWA. PROMOTED TO MAJ IN 2010, HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO 1 CDN AIR DIV HQ WINNIPEG AS A6 INFORMATION PROTECTION. IN 2011, LCOL SHEEHAN DEPLOYED TO KANDAHAR AS THE AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING HQ A6. THEN, IN 2012, HE WAS POSTED BACK TO CFS LEITRIM AS THE UNIT OPS O.

FROM 2016 TO 2019, LCOL SHEEHAN WORKED IN J6 AT NORAD HQ IN COLORADO SPRINGS. UPON RETURN TO CANADA, HE WAS THE CIS FLIGHT O AT 8 WING TRENTON. PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK IN 2020, LCOL SHEEHAN HAS SINCE SERVED AS THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY SECTION HEAD AT DGDS.

3. ANIL IS MARRIED TO HIS BEST FRIEND GILLIAN, A LOGISTICS OFFICER IN THE RCAF. UPON RETIREMENT, ANIL PLANS ON GOING BACK TO SCHOOL TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATIONS IN THE CRAFT BREWING INDUSTRY WITH A VISION OF BREWING THE GREATEST BEER IN THE WORLD.

4. ANIL WISHES TO THANK ALL THOSE ALONGSIDE WHOM HE HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE OVER THE YEARS AND IS GRATEFUL FOR THE ABUNDANCE OF OPPORTUNITIES THE CAF HAS PROVIDED. ANIL’S LAST DAY IN THE OFFICE WILL BE 7 DEC. THERE WILL NOT BE A DEPART WITH DIGNITY EVENT. HOWEVER, FOR ANYONE WANTING TO PASS ALONG WELL WISHES, OR PROVIDE DONATIONS TOWARDS A GIFT FOR ANIL, PLEASE FORWARD THEM TO [email protected]

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