Cpl J.D.E. Guité, CD

    After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers Branch, Cpl Eric Guité, CD, will retire on 12 July 2022. A Depart with Dignity ceremony will be held on 06 July 2022 in Comox, BC. Anecdotes and retirement wishes may be sent to Sgt E.A. Cabana at Elizabeth.Cabana@forces.gc.ca.

    Eric was born in Laval, QC. He completed high school in 1990 and went on to complete Cégep and a year at the UQAM University as a Phys Ed teacher. Eric enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in Montreal as an Infanteer in 1996. Eric completed Basic and Infantry training at CFB Valcartier, QC, and joined the Royal 22nd Regiment, 1 st Battalion. One of his first major taskings was the Quebec/Ontario ice storm where he helped restore order and electric power to the affected region.

    In 2000, he joined the Army Reserves at the Maisonneuve Regiment. From 2004 to 2005, he was a member of the Ceremonial Guards in Ottawa, both as a candidate and an instructor. Eric completed his police foundation program in Ottawa in 2006 and joined the CAMP.

    In 2007, Eric re-enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Military Police Officer. He was posted to CFB Comox from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, he joined the Canadian Forces Air Marshal Detail in Ottawa, which he considers the highlight of his career. Eric helped create and build, what is today, a fully operational unit. He worked with Prime Minister Harper and two Governor Generals, travelling the world for three years. In 2014, he joined the CME as a Construction Technician. After graduating from CFSME in 2015, he was posted to CFB Bagotville, QC. He remained in Bagotville for eight years before being posted to Comox in 2021.

    Eric participated in multiple exercises in the US and across Canada, including in the Arctic. He deployed on TAVs to Romania and completed an operational deployment to Romania in 2015 and to Kuwait in 2019.