LCol Dany Breton, CD
LCol D.P. Breton, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 29 Nov 2015 after more than 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see attached bio).
His last day in military dress will be Tue 13 Oct 2015. He will be moving in Alberta and starting a second career as a Superintendent, Facilities and Environmental Services for the Calgary Board of Education. LCol Dany Breton will manage the 227 public schools in the City of Calgary serving over 177,000 students from kinder garden to grade 12.
LCol Breton's DWD ceremony will be held Thurs 8 Oct 15 at the Army Officers' Mess/OP (Third floor) beginning at 1100hrs and will include soup/sandwiches/tea/coffee (user pay). Please confirm your attendance to LCol K.A. Taylor (please cc WO D.F. Whitty) NLT 5 Oct 15.
Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, photos, and farewell wishes can be forwarded to LCol Taylor Allan.Taylor@forces.gc.ca
Lieutenant-Colonel Dany Breton is a native of Chicoutimi, QC. From 1987 to 1992, he attended the Royal Military Colleges in St-Jean, QC and Kingston, ON followed by Military Engineer training in Chilliwack, BC in 1993.
LCol Breton was posted to 3 Wing Bagotville, QC from 1993 to 1997. There, he provided engineer support to Op SAGUENAY, the Canadian Armed Forces response to the 1996 Saguenay floods. From 1997 until 2001, LCol Breton served as Wing Construction Engineering Officer for 9 Wing Gander, NL. Promoted to Major in 2001, he was posted to 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters where he assumed responsibility for the training development of the nine Construction Engineering occupations In 2004, LCol Breton deployed as the Officer Commanding Engineer Support Unit for Task Force Bosnia- Herzegovina. From Bosnia, he reported to 4 Wing Cold Lake, AB as the Wing Construction Engineering Officer.
Subsequently posted to Ottawa in 2007 as the VCDS Group engineer, he was promoted to his current rank in 2008 and assumed the position of CF Fire Marshal. He was then selected as the Command Engineer for the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command from 2009 to 2012. In 2012, LCol Breton assumed command as Wing Logistics and Engineering Officer for 8 Wing Trenton. Following the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, he deployed as a strategic planner for Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe to develop contingency plans for the defence of NATO’s eastern flank.
In 2015, LCol Breton was posted to Ottawa as the Assistant Chief Military Engineer. Upon his release in October 2015, LCol Breton will assume the role of Superintendent, Facilities and Environmental Services for the Calgary Board of Education. LCol Breton holds a Master of Defence Studies, a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. An avid runner, LCol Breton has logged over 27,000km since 2001. Most importantly, he and his wife Nancy are the proud parents of a beautiful 7 year old girl named Léa and an inquisitive three year old boy Matis.