MWO Cal George, CD
MWO Cal George started his career with the 2nd Bn R Nfld R in Sept 67. After numerous exercises with the Regular Force and many summer camps, he advanced through the ranks to become CSM of A Company. During his time with the Reserve Forces he attended the Electrical trade course and worked at various construction sites throughout Canada to attain Journeyman status.
In 1979 MWO George made the decision to transfer to Regular Force and on 6 Sep 1979, at which time he signed away all rights, joined the Engineers as an electrician. He was posted to CFB North Bay in 1979 at the rank of Cpl A/L, where he worked in the HOLE until being loaded on his TQ5 course at CFSME, Chilliwack in 1980. While on his TQ6A course he received a tasking message for a six month deployment to the Golan Heights, Jan – July 1982.
Upon returning to North Bay he was posted to CFB Toronto in the summer of 1982. While at CFB Toronto he worked in the electrical shop as an electrician as well as a supervisor for the shop. In 1985 he was posted to CFB Lahr, Germany where he remained until July 1992. MWO George held various positions such as Electrical shop supervisor, Contracts WO, Engineering WO, and finally as PMQ supervisor. Upon return to Canada he was posted to Ottawa to the Reserve Integrated Information Project. Shortly after arriving in Ottawa he was requested to return to Lahr to assist with the closeout of the base where he remained until end of November 1992. Upon completion of his tour in Ottawa MWO George was posted to Wainwright, Alberta in 1996, followed by a posting to CFB Winnipeg Detachment Dundurn as the Det Construction Engineering Officer in 2000. He was posted from Dundurn to CFB Halifax in 2004 where he has been a key member of the Formation Construction Engineering Division, employed in a variety of roles. During his time in Halifax MWO George volunteered for one more deployment, employed with the JTF 2 in Afghanistan .
It is noteworthy that MWO George’s career spans 41 years combined Reserve and Regular Force service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Engineers. On the 19 Sep 2008 Cal will continue to serve the Engineers as the Facilities Manager at the former CFS Debert, NS.
MWO George and his wife Catherine tentatively plan to retire in the Truro area of Nova Scotia.