LCol/Lcol K.H.K.L. Ng, MSM, CD
After more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers Branch, LCol Kevin Ng, MSM, CD, will retire on 31 August 2022. The Depart with Dignity ceremony for LCol Ng will take place on 01 September 2022 from 12:30 hrs to 15:00 hrs in main dining room of the Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset St, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0H7, 613-236-0186. An attendance fee of $10 will be collected at the door for a buffet of assorted sandwiches, veggies & dip, cheese platter, dessert, and coffee and tea. As a small token of appreciation, LCol Ng will put money on the bar for drinks. Please note that masks must be worn while moving and physical distancing (1 meter) remains in effect.
For anyone not able to attend in-person, a virtual component of the DwD will be offered via MS Teams. Virtual connection instructions will be sent to virtual participants after RSVP. Please RSVP to LCol Scott Baker, email@example.com, indicating attendance in-person or virtual.
From the moment he enrolled in the Primary Reserve of 2 Field Engineer Regiment in Toronto to his final Regular Force posting with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York City, Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Ng thoroughly enjoyed his almost 37 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces. This fantastic journey spanned Canada, US, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. He will carry with him very fond CHIMO memories as he becomes a DND civilian, joining the Defence Enhanced Surveillance from Space Project (DESS-P), on 1 August 2022.
Inspired by the many great NCOs who trained him in the early days, LCol Ng never forgot what it was like to be at the end of a Bailey panel carry-handle. He was always ready to “jump into whatever battle trench” he was assigned, whether it was in the Mattawa Plains or Washington, DC, although the former would be a lot easier to dig in.
Along the way, LCol Ng has been blessed with a staunch Niner Domestic, Debbie, and many invaluable trench buddies, partners, and mentors, some of whom may regret encouraging him to become a combined joint information warrior. And yes, he has been called a unicorn – a Canadian Army officer who is a graduate of the USAF Joint Command and Staff Program, Joint Air and Space Operations qualified, and has extensive combined joint experience at the strategic and operational levels. Thank goodness, a unicorn was exactly what DESS-P was seeking, hence the launch of his second career into the final frontier!
LCol Ng was truly humbled by the Canadian MSM and the US Defense MSM bestowed upon him for the Five-Eyes community work at Ft Belvoir, VA. He is looking forward to formally thanking his family, friends, colleagues, and mentors at his DWD on 1 September 2022.