RETIREMENT – WARRANT OFFICER CARMINE CORRADO, CD, 00383-01 – SIG OP

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1. WARRANT OFFICER CARMINE CORRADO WILL RELEASE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 AUG, 2022, AFTER 34 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

CARMINE STARTED HIS MILITARY CAREER IN JUNE OF 1988, AS PART OF THE SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SYEP), WHERE HE COMPLETED BASIC MILITARY TRAINING WITH 709 (TORONTO) COMMUNICATION REGIMENT IN THE RADIO/TELETYPE (RTOP) TRADE. HE ONLY JOINED BECAUSE HE NEEDED A SUMMER JOB, HOWEVER, HE DECIDED TO STAY IN THE MILITARY. ONCE HE FINISHED BASIC TRAINING, HE STAYED IN THE MILITARY TO WORK PART-TIME WHILE IN SCHOOL. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS QL1 COURSE, HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A RADIO DETACHMENT MEMBER.

THROUGHOUT HIS TIME AT 709 (TORONTO) COMMUNICATION REGIMENT, HE HAD  MANY CHANGES TO HIS MOC FROM RTOP TO SIG OP TO ACISS (CORE) AND BACK TO SIG OP, CARMINE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF CANADA AND ABROAD, INCLUDING: DUNDURN, SHILO, PETAWAWA, KINGSTON, MEAFORD, BORDEN, WAINWRIGHT, LAHR, KAUNAS, AND KANDAHAR.

AFTER CLASS B SURFING FOR MANY YEARS AND PRIOR TO HIS PRE-DEPLOYMENT FOR OP ATHENA IN 2009, CARMINE SUBMITTED HIS REQUEST FOR COMPONENT TRANSFER TO THE REGULAR FORCE, WHICH WAS COMPLETED SHORTLY AFTER HIS RETURN. CARMINE STARTED HIS FIRST REGULAR FORCE POSTING IN JAN, 2012 WITH 32 SIGNAL REGIMENT IN TORONTO AS THE RSS OPS WO. FROM THERE, HE WAS POSTED TO CFJSR KINGSTON IN 2016, 77 LINE REGIMENT KINGSTON IN 2017, AND BACK TO 32 SIGNAL REGIMENT IN 2019.

3. UPON RELEASE FROM THE CAF, CARMINE WILL COMMENCE TRAINING IN CYBER SECURITY AND EMBARK ON A CAREER THAT WILL KEEP HIS FEET PERMANENTLY PLANTED IN VAUGHAN, ON, WHERE HE CAN SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIS WIFE JULIE AND THEIR (NOW GROWN) CHILDREN CAMILLA AND MARIO. HE ALSO PLANS TO SPEND MORE TIME IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS WOODWORKING, GARDENING, MUSIC, AND VOLUNTEERING AT HIS PARISH IN THORNHILL.

4. CARMINE WILL LOOK BACK ON HIS 34-YEAR SUMMER JOB WITH MANY GREAT MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES HE WOULD NOT HAVE OTHERWISE HAD. A DWD WILL BE HELD ON 17 SEP 22. FOR EVENT DETAILS, OR TO SEND ANECDOTES, WELL WISHES, OR OTHER MESSAGES PLEASE CONTACT WARRANT OFFICER SEVAN MARDIROSSIAN AT [email protected]

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