WO/Adj Scott A. Alberts, CD
WO Scott A. Alberts, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 16 May 2017 after 20 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, RCR and CME Branch, as an NCM (please see attached bio). A DWD will take place at a later date. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, photos and farewell wishes can be forwarded to WO Raymond, Denis.Raymond@forces.gc.ca<mailto:Denis.Raymond@forces.gc.ca>
Please send NLT 15 May 2017.
WO Alberts enrolled in the CAF in Halifax, N.S on the 13th of February 1997 as an Infantryman. Upon completion of basic training and TQ3 training at the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) Battle School in Meaford, Ont he was posted to 2 RCR In Gagetown, New Brunswick in July 1997 where he would serve proudly for 5+ years in various capacities.
During his short term with 2 RCR he completed many exciting courses, deployed to Operation Recuperation (Ice Storm 98), Operation Palladium in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999 and to the Brecon Beacons mountain range in South Wales as a member of the Cambrian Patrol team. In 2001, he deployed on Roto 0 with the United Nations in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It was there that he was inspired by the various Construction Engineering trades building the contingents camp. After seeing the production that the Engineering members had accomplished every day he submitted his Voluntary Occupational Transfer (VOT) to Construction Technician while in theatre. In 2002 his VOT for the trade was offered and he gladly accepted.
WO Alberts attended his QL3 Construction Tech course at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering from Sept 2002 – Jul 2003. His first posting as a Construction Engineer was to CFB Halifax as a Carpenter with the Naval Construction Troop.
While posted to Halifax he deployed on OP UNISON (Mississippi 2005) for hurricane Katrina disaster assistance, and to Afghanistan from Sept 2008- Apr 2009. Upon return from Afghanistan he was promoted to MCpl and posted to 14Wing Greenwood. During his short 2yr posting to 14 Wing he was involved in many rewarding projects, attended a DP3A Construction Tech course and deployed to Afghanistan for a 2month Technical Assistance Visit (TAV).
In 2011, he was promoted to Sergeant and posted to 4 Engineer Support Regiment in Gagetown where he filled various positions such as the Carpenter Section Commander, Ops and training NCO and as the A/ Tp WO. His time spent in a Combat Regiment was very rewarding. He was fortunate enough to be appointed as the Project Manager for a new 5500sq Ft Clothing and food bank and was presented with the Chief Military Engineer coin by MGen Whitecross for outstanding success on the project.
In Nov 2013, he deployed with the Disaster Assistance Response Team in support of OP Renaissance in the Philippines and upon return completed his DP3B Construction Engineer Superintendent course in the spring of 2014.
In March of 2015, he was promoted to WO and posted back to Halifax where he has served as the Naval Construction Troop WO and Contracts 2IC.
WO Alberts has accepted a position with the Public Service and plans to continue serving proudly for years to come. He and his family will remain in the Halifax area. Forever!