Capt T.W. Sprague, CD
After more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Capt Tracy Sprague, CD, will retire on 23 June 2021. Due to the current situation, a Depart with Dignity ceremony will be planned once restrictions have been lifted. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes can be sent to Maj P.A. McRae at Peter.McRae@forces.gc.ca.
Captain Sprague joined the CAF in the spring of 1985 as an artilleryman. Over the next 13 years, he was posted to CFB Gagetown, CFB Shilo, CFSPDB Edmonton, and CFLRS St Jean. During his time in the Artillery, he was member of the guns, an artillery surveyor, a gun detachment commander, a prison guard, a school instructor, and a recruit instructor. In 1998, Tracy remustered to 142 Geomatics Technician.
In 2001, he attended the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown, NS, and received his Engineering Technologist diploma. He has filled many positions within the Mapping and Charting Establishment. He was a member of the Survey section within the Geo Sp Sqn, SSM of GI&S squadron, and a staff member at the School of Military Mapping (SMM) three times. He completed three tours during his career: Cyprus in 1992 with the Artillery, and then Bosnia in 2003 and Afghanistan in 2008 as a Geo Tech.
In 2012, he was posted to Naples, Italy, to work for NATO at Joint Force Command Naples. Upon his return to Canada in 2015, he assumed the MCE Ops MWO position. Following his promotion to CWO in 2016, he became the Occupational Advisor for the Geo trade at the SMM. In 2017, he was selected to be the RSM of Mapping and Charting Establishment.
In 2019, he commissioned to Captain under the SRCP program and became the GEOINT Land Desk Officer at the Directorate General of Intelligence Policy and Partnerships section within CFINTCOM.
He is married to Kim and has two children, Samantha and Jordan.