Maj Kip Boyechko, CD
After 30+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Maj C. Kip Boyechko, CD (see bio attached) will retire on 14 January 2018.
A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place on Thur 1 March 2018 1200-1500 hrs at the Ottawa Army Officers Mess, Observation Point (OP) bar , 149 Somerset St. Dress of the day or business casual. $15.00 per person cash can be paid to LCdr Boshaw or collected at the door.
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613-992-1676 NLT 09 Feb 18
Born in Victoria BC and raised the son of a career Navy man, Major Boyechko learned early the life of a Military Family, bouncing from coast to coast, but decided to do it anyway.
Major Boyechko’s career started in the Primary Reserve as a Gunner with 5th (BC) Field Battery RCA, in Victoria in 1987. After completing trades training and a drivers course, He deployed to Lahr Germany, for FALLEX with 4 RCHA. Upon return to Canada he transferred to 30th field Regiment RCA, in Ottawa where he became a Detachment Commander with the National Salute Troop, and participated in the final tour of OP SNOWGOOSE with 2 RCHA in Cyprus. His time with 30th field saw him teaching multiple courses and participating in many Exercises and events including Summer Reconstruction at CFS Alert and OP ASSISTANCE, fighting the Red River in 1997. Shortly after returning from Winnipeg he component transferred to the Regular Force, and became a part of W Battery at the Royal Canadian Artillery School in Oromocto NB. This is where he met his wife Anna.
After about 4 years with the Guns, inspired by the tragic events of Walkerton Ont. He remustered to the Water Fuel and Environment Technician trade, so off to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) he went. When he graduated he was posted to Canada’s best place to live Comox BC, then Winnipeg MB included 2 Op BOXTOPs one 6 month tour back to lovely CFS Alert, and then to posted to Moncton NB, to 1 Engineer Support Unit which is where he was honoured to have been considered for the Commissioning From the Ranks Program.
So, in 2010 at the young age of 40 it was back to CFSME in Oromocto for Phase 3 and 4. Upon graduation he was promoted Captain and took over as Flight Commander of 192 Construction Engineering Flight in Abbotsford, BC then back to Comox 19 Wing Construction Engineering as Ops O then Requirements Officer, where he took part in many innovative projects that changed the landscape of the base. In 2015 just as RP Ops started to take over Infrastructure Management for the CAF, He was promoted to his current rank and posted to CJOC J Engr, in Ottawa as an Infra advisor while at CJOC Maj Boyechko was involved in the initial planning for the CAF Deployment of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group to Latvia. He was also deployed as the First J Engr of the NATO Force Integration Unit (LVA) where he also was the CAF Senior National Representative of the Theatre Preparation Team in support of the upcoming deployment of the BG. Upon return to Canada, he was posted to the SJS.
Just as he was getting fully up to speed in his new position, he received an unexpected offer from a private firm that would be disadvantageous to turn down. So now after 30+ years, on 14 January it will be time, to put the uniform away and let Anna get more established in her career as a DND Nurse Case Manager and to allow the kids Erik and Alison to enjoy being in the same city for more than 2 years.
A Small DWD will take place in the Dehart OP at the Ottawa Army Officers Mess on 2 March 2018.