Capt Michel Carrier, CD
After 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Capt Michel Carrier, CD will retire on 30 October 2019. A beer call from 1700-1900 hrs will occur followed by a depart with Dignity Ceremony at the Valcartier Officer’s mess on October 24th, where a full reception at a $55 cost per person is offered. If more details are required or you plan on attending, mandatory reservation can be made through the OPI, NLT Oct 15 at sebastienbouchard87@hotmail.
com. Anecdotes or retirement wishes may be sent to Maj Sebastien Bouchard, sebastienbouchard87@hotmail. com. No reservations are required for the beer call.
Capt Michel Carrier joined the Canadian Forces on June 19, 1988 as a Sapper in the combat engineer trade. After completing his basic training at CFB Chilliwack, BC, in July 1989 he was posted to 5 Combat Engineer Regiment (5 CER). During this first tour at 5 RGC, he developed himself by following the combat diver course and several career courses. During this time, he held various positions at section, troop and squadron level up to the rank of Warrant Officer. He participated in several civil assistance operations (OKA Crisis 1990, Saguenay Flood 1996, The Montérégie Ice Storm in 1998) and deployment (Op Cavalier BH -1993, Op Harmonie Croatia-1995 and Op Paladium Croatia 1999- 2000.
In 2001, he was posted to the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) where he successively served as Platoon Warrant Officer on basic officer training course (BOTC) and as facilitator on the Intermediate Leadership Qualification Course (QIL) at RMC Saint Jean from 2003 to 2004.
Posted back to 5 CER in July 2004, he served in a variety of positions, including Troop Warrant, Regimental Ops Warrant Officer and was promoted to the rank of Master Warrant Officer in May 2007. Immediately after his promotion, he was appointed Sergeant Major of 53 Field Engineer Squadron which he deployed with in Afghanistan on Op Athena Roto 4 with BG 3R22R from July 2007 to March 2008. Following his return he successively occupied the positions of Sergeant Major 55th Support Squadron and Sergeant Major 58th Administration Squadron. He deploys for the last time on Op Hestia as squadron sergeant major in support of Haiti's 2010 earthquake.
In June 2010, he received his commission as a CAF officer and transferred to Construction Engineering where he held various positions, including that of Superintendent of Public Works Valcartier, Cmdt Det Svc Génie Saint-Jean and finally returned as CmdtA at the Valcartier Real Property Operations Detachment.
Capt Carrier leaves the Canadian Forces after more than 31 years of service with the regular force. He is leaving the CF proudly and gratefully to have serve with this great organization that is the Canadian Army.
Following his retirement, Michel will join the Real Property Operations Québec as a Program Specialist. He plans to take advantage of this career change to spend quality time with his girlfriend Annie Roberge and their five children, PierreAlexandre, Camille, Lucas, Charles and Alexandra. zzz