Capt Terrance Muldoon, CD
Capt Terry Muldoon, born in Sidney NS on May 8th 1951, has decided to turn the page and start a new chapter in his life, RETIREMENT. Terry will be retiring from the Canadian Forces and the Military Engineer family, on May 8th 2011 with a military career that spanned 41 years and 8 months of service to the Canadian Forces.
Terry initially enrolled on Dec 4th 1968 and started his career in Cornwallis in Jan 69 as an Air Bos’n. As a side note Terry is the last serving member of the old Air Bos’n Trade. After completing his PL3 Air Bos’n course and PL3 Fire Fighting he was posted to CFB Shearwater. In Jul 71, Terry was posted to HMCS Assiniboine and then a quick pier head posting to HMCS Skeena in Jan 72 for a NATO tour. Following the NATO tour on HMCS Skeena, Terry was then transferred to HMCS Fraser in Mar 72. In the spring of 73 Terry’s sea time was done for now and he was posted inland, Portage La Prairie to be exact. It didn’t take long for Terry to tire of Portage so he decided to try things out on the civilian side. It took 3yrs before Terry realized just how much he missed the CF so in 76 he re-enrolled and was posted to HMCS Annapolis, and another NATO tour. In 1978 Terry was heading back ashore, this time it was Toronto. The 4 year posting in Toronto was broken up with a 6 month tour at CFS Alert. In 1983 it was time to head back to sea and over the next 3 years Terry served on HMCS Nipigon, where he was promoted to Sgt and another NATO deployment, then HMCS Iroquois and lastly HMCS Athabaskan. In 1986 Terry’s sea time came to an end and once again he departed the east coast this time heading for Comox followed by postings to Moisie (Radar Site), Greenwood, then over the next 11 years came 5 posting, Trenton, Cold Lake, Trenton, Edmonton and finally back to Trenton.
The first posting to Trenton, is where Terry was promoted to Warrant Officer. Terry’s career then took him to Cold Lake with 4AES as an instructor achieving the rank of Master Warrant Officer, during this time Terry was on TD for 11 months as the Fire Chief of Moose Jaw, and a posting back to Trenton which lasted 2 years before he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and posted to Edmonton.
Arriving in Edmonton in Jul 2003 as a newly promoted Chief Warrant Officer, Terry assumed the responsibility of Fire Chief for ASU Edmonton the position he had aspired to attain throughout his career. A year later Terry took a Special Commissioning and was posted back to Trenton as OC 86 ASU. While in Trenton for his third posting, Terry’s last and final tour was a 6 month deployment to Camp Mirage with the TSE where he was the Engineer Services Officer which Terry acknowledges was the highlight of his tour experiences. Terry sums up his career as SO Stds with Deployment Readiness Training Standards and Evaluation Team (DRTSET).
Terry’s Honours and Awards include the Special Service Medal recognizing a six month tour of Alert and 3 NATO tours onboard ships, General Service Medal with the ISAF Bar, the Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee Medal and CD2.
Capping a 41+ year career, Terry lists being a member of the Fire Services for 35 years, serving as the OC 86 ASU and 81 CEF, and sailing on steamers as highlights and accomplishments he is proud of.
Terry and his wife Ruth Ann plan to remain in the Trenton area and are looking forward to enjoying their retirement together, travelling and visiting with their family and friends.
Recognizing his career and departure from the regular force, a retirement luncheon and story telling afternoon is planned to occur at the WO’s and Sgt Mess at 8 Wing Trenton on 08 Dec 2010 at 1300 Hrs. Send stories and congratulatory messages to MWO Doug Newman, DRTSET, OPI for the luncheon. James.Newman@forces.gc.ca