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March 12, 2018

Retirement – MCpl Gunter, Graham, CD

AFTER 12 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE MCPL GUNTER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CAF ON THE 6TH APRIL 2018.

 MCPL GUNTER JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON THE 3 NOVEMBER 2005 AND COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AT CFLRS IN SAINT-JEAN QC. AFTER COMPLETING HIS TRADES TRAINING AT CFSCE, HE WAS POSTED TO CFJSR AS A DETACHMENT SIGNALLER, WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE DART TEAM BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO GARRISON NETWORKS. WHILE A MEMBER OF NETWORKS SERVICES, HE ACTED AS THE LIAISON WITH THE DEPLOYED NETWORK SUPPORT CENTRE AND DEPLOYED TO TF SUDAN (OP SAFARI), TF EL GORAH (OP CALUMET), AND DOMESTIC SUPPORT TO THE G8/G20 SUMMIT (OP CADENCE). HE SERVED ON OPERATIONS WITH JTF AFGHANISTAN REGIONAL COMMAND SOUTH HQ FROM OCTOBER 2008 UNTIL AUGUST 2009 AND SPANGDAHLEM, GERMANY (OP AGILE) FROM NOVEMBER 2010 UNTIL JUNE 2011. MCPL GUNTER WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK ON 13 JUNE 2014 BEFORE BEING POSTED ON 28 JUL 2014 TO 765 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON WHERE HE BECAME A SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR IN DEPLOYED OPS. THERE HE SERVED ON TAVS TO TF EL GORAH (OP CALUMET), TF JERUSALEM (OP PROTEUS) AND HAS BEEN A CHAMPION OF EFFECTIVE NETWORKING OVER THE DEPLOYED OPS NETWORK PROVIDING DIRECT SUPPORT TO ALL CAF OPERATIONS ABROAD.

GRAHAM IS MOVING ON TO A CAREER WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE WITHIN 765 COMM SQN, AND WILL REMAIN IN THE AREA WITH HIS DAUGHTER.

PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING GRAHAM’S TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE AT THE LONE STAR RESTAURANT ON THE 13TH OF APRIL 2018, AT 1200 HOURS, LOCATED OFF HUNT CLUB AT 2880 GIBFORD DR, OTTAWA, ON, K1V 2R4. FOR THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT SGT REDIGER, AT LUKAS.REDIGER@FORCES.GC.CA, OR 613 991 3855.

CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES AND/OR ANECDOTES ARE TO BE SENT TO SGT REDIGER NO LATER THAN 6 APRIL 2018. SGT REDIGER IS COLLECTING FUNDS TO PRESENT THE MEMBER WITH A SHADOW BOX TO PRESERVE AND DISPLAY HIS MEMORABILIA. ADDITIONALLY IF YOU HAVE ANY MEMORABLE PHOTOS SUITABLE FOR A SLIDESHOW OR PHOTO ALBUM, PLEASE SEND TO LUKAS.REDIGER@FORCES.GC.CA.

 

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