BGen S.M. Irwin, CD (Retired) has been appointed the 13th Colonel Commandant of the Canadian Military Engineering Branch. He has assumed his new responsibilities during the Change of Appointment ceremony that was presided over by BGen J.S. Sirois, OMM, CD held Wednesday 18 February 2015 at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME), CFB Gagetown, NB.
Photo 1: BGen R.W. DesLauriers, OMM, CD (Outgoing Colonel Commandant), BGen J.S. Sirois (Presiding Officer), and BGen S.M. Irwin (Incoming Colonel Commandant) signing the change of appointment certificate.
Photo 2: CME Branch CWO, CWO K.A. Patterson presents BGen DesLauriers with the Col Cmdt’s pennant symbol of his past office.
Photo 3: On behalf of the CME Branch, BGen J.S. Sirois presents BGen DesLauriers with a CME Branch Commendation (Certificate No 030) in recognition of his extraordinary leadership, commitment, devotion, and passion that he has demonstrated during his tenure as Colonel Commandant of the CME from 3 March 2010 to 18 February 2015. BGen DesLauriers provided stalwart leadership, promoting and enhancing the unity and esprit of the entire CME Family. In rank he is a General, in his heart and in our eyes, he will always be a Sapper!
BGen Irwin's biography is posted at http://cmea-agmc.ca/colonel-commandant-bgen-sm-irwin-cd-retd.