MWO / Adjum B.J. MacInnis, CD
MWO Bernie J. MacInnis, CD will retire from the CAF on 19 March 2018 after 40+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers (please see bio attached). Please send all congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and farewell messages to MWO Granados at Rony.firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:Rony.email@example.com>
Bernie J Macinnis was born in 1960 in Oliver, BC. He enlisted in the CAF in 1977 as a reservist with the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's). He participated in two notable tasking to Germany in 1979 and Norway 1981, before receiving his component transfer to the regular force in 1986 as a field engineer and proceeded to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) in Chilliwack BC for training. After Completion of his Field engineer QL3 course he remained in Chilliwack and was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER), where was employed in the field troops and the heavy equipment troop. While at 1 CER he completed tours in Kuwait 1991 and Croatia 1992.
He received his voluntary occupational transfer in 1994 to Refrigeration and Mechanical Technician (RM Tech) and once again returned to the CFSME for training. Upon Completion of his QL3 RM course Cpl Macinnis once again remained in Chilliwack, posted to Base Construction Engineering in order to complete his QL4 OJT package and QL5 Journeyman’s course.
In 1997 he was posted to the construction troop in 2 Combat Engineer Regiment in Petawawa ON. While at 2 CER he was promoted to MCpl in 2001 and completed a TAV to Eritrea in 2001, a tour to the Golan Heights in 2002 and a Disaster Assistance Response Team deployment to Sri Lanka 2005.
He was promoted to Sgt the summer of 2005 and posted to CFB Cold Lake where he was employed as the RM Shop Supervisor. He was promoted to Warrant Officer in 2008 and assume the role of B Flt WO with 4 ACSS Sqn.
in 2011 he was promoted to MWO and once again returned to the west coast and was posted to CFB Esquimalt where he completed his career at RP Ops Pacific Section Esquimalt as the Section Sergeant Major. Bernie`s career goal was to complete his time in uniform healthy and be able to enjoy retirement on the golf course. Mission accomplished!