CWO Nobbs will retire from the CF in her 35th year of loyal and dedicated service to Canad, The Canadian Forces and the Military Engineer Branch on 01 May 2009

    CWO Nobbs joined the Forces on 27 March 1975, International Women’s Year, as a stationary engineer at the CFRC Montreal. Upon graduating from basic training, Madeleine was off to the School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC for her initial trades training. Her postings have included CFB Ottawa on shift, CFB Cold Lake on shift, CFSME Chilliwack on staff, CFLS Ottawa as a student, CFB Ottawa as COC, CFS Alert as SCEO, CFB Trenton as Alert Coord, CFB Toronto as Heating Supvr, 4 AES Cold Lake as VCU MWO, CFB Winnipeg as Unit MWO, SFOR Former Republic of Yugoslavia as CIMIC, 1 Cdn Air Division, once again in Ottawa in DGRPP as CRAT Mgr, DGMHRPP as MOSART and finally to CAS D Air pers Strat as occupational manager for CE and Fire Ftrs. Madeleine is well known throughout the Engineer community as she continualy achieved the distinction as the first woman at each rank throughout her initial occupation and that of the CE Supt occupation, then know as Mechcanical Systems Technician. Her leadership, mentoring abilities and vision have been instrumental to the growth of the CE occupations and the Air Force as a whole.

    CWO Nobbs and her husband Dennis, who has waited patiently for four years since his retirement, will be retiring in the Ottawa area and their initial post-retirement plans include travel, relaxation and visits to all surrounding golf courses.