LCol Maurice Arsenault, CD

    LCol Mau Arsenault, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 15 Aug 2014 after 26 years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see bio attached).

    Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend a social gathering, which will be held at the Auld Dubliner Pub (62 William St, Ottawa in the By Ward Market), on Friday 8 Aug 2014 at 1430 hrs.

    LCol Mau Arsenault was born in Campbellton, NB, and grew up on the beautiful Gaspé Coast, in a small village called Pointe à la Garde, QC, at the head of the Baie des Chaleurs.

    In 1988, he joined the Canadian Forces and le Collège Militaire Royal in St-Jean sur Richelieu, QC, and in 1993 he completed a Civil Engineering Degree at the Royal Military College in Kingston, ON.

    After completing his engineering officer training in Chilliwack, BC and his first operational posting to CFB Bagotville, he got the opportunity to attend Université Laval, QC, to complete a National Science and Engineering Research Council sponsored Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering, in 1998.

    Throughout his career, he has enjoyed a fulfilling variety of employment and postings, including: Design Officer and Requirements Officer for CFB Bagotville; Engineer Staff Officer with the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command in Ottawa, ON; four challenging and rewarding jobs with 1 Engineer Support Unit based in Moncton, NB including Environmental Officer, Adjutant, Officer Commanding 11 Engineering Squadron, and Unit Deputy Commanding Officer. Upon his last promotion, he was posted to NDHQ and employed as Director Air Support 3 (Infra) and Project Director for the Air Force Expeditionary Capability (AFEC) project.

    He was also given the opportunity to serve on three overseas operations in various functions, including: the Second in Command for the 1 CEU Works and Design Company in Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1998; the Officer Commanding the Engineer Support Unit in Velika Kladusa, Bosnia in 2003; and the Officer Commanding the Construction Management Organization, in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan in 2008. Aside from these tours, he completed various engineering technical projects and studies in such places as the Golan Heights in Israel; throughout Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; and in Eritrea and Ethiopia. All in all, he spent over 750 days on Canadian overseas operations.

    He recently accepted a position with ADM (IE), as the Director of Architecture and Engineering services. He is glad to stay within the Engineer wider family, and is looking forward to the new challenges in this second career.
    Mr. Arsenault is a member of l’ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. He enjoys fishing, is an avid hunter and outdoorsman, coaches minor soccer, and likes to think he’s a hockey player. He is married to Annie St-Onge, from his hometown, and they have two great sons, Alec and Vincent.