CWO/Adjuc GG Simpkin, CD
After more than 38 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (11 years), and the Canadian Military Engineers (27 years), Chief Warrant Officer G. G. Simpkin will retire on 1 February 2021. Due to the current situation, a DWD gathering is not permitted. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes may be sent to Annie.Desjardins2@forces.gc.ca
Chief Warrant Officer Glenn Simpkin joined the CAF as an Artilleryman in the fall of 1982. He was posted to the Artillery School in Gagetown, NB, in 1986 and applied for a remuster to topographic surveyor in January 1994.
After completing his DP 1 and 2 in survey training, he participated in several Arctic survey missions and three tours in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996, 1998, and 2000. In 1999, he attended the Advanced Topographic Analysis Course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
In 2002, he was posted to the Joint Headquarters in Kingston, deploying twice during the two years there; to Afghanistan in 2003 and to Haiti in 2004. After that, he was posted back to MCE Ottawa as an instructor in the School.
In 2005, after a year-long French course, he held various positions at MCE as WO and MWO, prior to a posting to Naples, Italy. While in Naples, he deployed to Iraq for the NATO Training Mission and was heavily involved in Operation Unified Protector for Libya.
He was posted back to MCE in 2012 where he was the Geo Support Sqn Sergeant Major, Ops MWO, and School CWO, prior to being selected as the RSM MCE in 2016. On 9 June 2017, CWO Simpkin was appointed the 16th Canadian Military Engineering Branch Chief Warrant Officer.
He is married to Angela and together they have two daughters, Gillian and Joseline. Glenn and Angela intend to stay in Ottawa while their daughters complete school, then they will decide on where to go next.