LCol Phil Baker, OMM, CD
LCol B.P. (Phil) Baker OMM, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 18th of June 2018 with 26 plus years of loyal and dedicated service
to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineers (See bio attached). To celebrate his years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, there will be
a Luncheon / DWD on the 5th of June at the Matthew J. Dawe Memorial Branch Legion Branch 631 @ 4034 Bath Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 4Y4. Lunch will be from 1200-1315 then the DWD portion will start at 1330. All will take place in the large hall side of the legion. Dress is casual/dress of the day.
There is a small restaurant in the Legion for those wishing to have a bite to eat. If you plan to have lunch please let CWO Foster know so #'s can go
into the cook and they can add more staff as needed. They normally have a lunch special, and a variety of other foods, i.e., fish and chips, burger
and fries, wraps, chicken fingers, wings etc. etc. typical pub style foods.
For those planning to attend please RSVP soonest. All congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and farewell messages please sent to CWO Darryl Foster
mailto:darryl.foster@forces. gc.ca> / Tel: 613-541-5010 ext 7403 CSN: 271-7403
LCol Baker joined the Canadian Armed Forces in June 1992 as a Military Engineer. Commissioned in 1996 following time at both Royal Roads Military College and Royal Military College, he served in a combination of both field and staff assignments, including his first posting as Flight Commander - 86 Airfield Systems and Utilities Flight in Trenton, Ontario. LCol Baker spent two years as a Senior Instructor with the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering training young officers and non-commissioned officers, and also served as the Wing Construction Engineering Officer at 8 Wing Trenton during an unprecedented construction program for the new CC177 Globemaster and CC130J Hercules aircraft. His operations experience includes Op ASSISTANCE (Manitoba Floods ’97), Op RECUPERATION (Ice Storm ’98), Op PARASOL (Kosovo Refugees ‘99), Op PALLADIUM (Bosnia-Herzegovina ‘00), and Op SOPRANO (South Sudan ’14).
LCol Baker completed the Joint Command and Staff Course at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto in 2012, following which he was posted to 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters as A4 CE Force Generation. In July 2013 he was appointed Director A4 Construction Engineering, and then in June 2015, following his return from an operational tour of duty in South Sudan, he was appointed Commanding Officer of 1 Engineer Support Unit.
In 1996, LCol Baker graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelors of Chemical and Materials Engineering, First Class Honours. He also holds a Master of Arts in National Security Studies, with Honours, from the American Military University (AMU). He was the winner of the Canadian Engineering Competition in 1996 and awarded both 1st place in Corporate Design and the W.R. Petri Engineering Design Award for Technical Excellence. In 2006, he was the 1st of 9,000 graduates in all degree programs with the American Military University, and was also nominated and accepted into the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honours Society by the Board of Governors of AMU. In 2017, LCol Baker was appointed to the Order of Military Merit.
In June 2018, after 26 years of dedicated service, LCol Baker has decided to settle in the Kingston area, where he and his wife, Cindy, will take a bit of time to decide what their next big adventure will be.