MWO Pierre Marcotte, CD
Après plus de 31 ans de bons et loyaux services au sein des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) et la Branche du Génie militaire canadien, le MWO Pierre Marcotte, CD, a pris sa retraite le 13 janvier 2019. Une cérémonie de départ dans la dignité aura lieu le 22 mars 2019 à 1300 hrs au Lone Star Grill situé au 2880, promenade Gibford, Ottawa ON. Pour des raisons de planification, y compris la confirmation de la participation à l’événement, des messages de félicitations, des anecdotes et de meilleurs voeux peuvent être adressés à Dan Lacasse (Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org) avant le 18 mars 2019.
MWO Marcotte enrolled in the CAF in November 1987 as a Combat Engineer. His first posting was in January 1989 to 4 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) in Lahr, Germany, where he was employed as an engineer field section member, section driver, and troop command post operator. He returned to Canada, at 4 Engineer Support Regiment (ESR) in Gagetown, New-Brunswick, in November 1992, where he was employed as Regimental Quarter Master (RQMS) staff, field troop storeman, resource troop member, and Commanding Officer’s (CO) driver under Regimental Head Quarter (RHQ).
MWO Marcotte left 4 ESR, newly promoted to Master Corporal, in July 1996, to join 5ème Régiment de Génie de Combat (RGC), in Valcartier, Québec, where he was employed as an engineer field section 2 I/C, section commander, and Reconnaissance (Recce) sergeant (Sgt). He was posted to 4 Airfield Engineer Squadron (AES) in Cold Lake, Alberta, in July 2004, where he occupied the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) recce sergeant position. He successfully completed the Improvised Explosive Devise Disposal (IEDD) course in December 2005 and got his first real taste and appreciation for everything EOD. He was posted back to 5 RGC in July 2007, where he mainly occupied the position of EOD troop Warrant (tp WO), and then left for Ottawa, Ontario, in July 2010, to take on the 33 CER Operations Warrant Officer position.
MWO Marcotte attended the Master gunner course at Royal Military College (RMC), in Kingston, Ontario, from July 2011 to June 2012, followed by a posting to Ottawa as the Life Cycle Material Manager (LCMM) for EOD equipment. He completed his career at 2 CER, Petawawa, Ontario, as the 26 Counter Improvised Explosive Devise (CIED) Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), from July 2016 until retirement in January 2019.
MWO Marcotte has completed five operational tours throughout his career: he served as a water supply section member in Kigali, Rwanda, in 1994-95; as an Engineer Field Section 2 I/C in Coralici and Zgon, Bosnia, in 1999-2000; as an Engineer Sqn recce sgt in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2004; as the EOD Tp WO and Squadron Quarter Master (SQMS) in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2009; and as Line of Effort (LOE) 2 – CIED and Engineer SSM in Kamenets-Podilsky, Ukraine, in 2018.
MWO Marcotte has accepted a civilian position within ADM (Mat) as a LCMM to provide support to the in-service EOD equipment and the CAF Counter Explosive Threat capability as a whole. Pierre has been married for 25 years and plans on staying in the Ottawa region with his wife Dianne, and his two sons Mathis (23) and Zachary (20)