Maj C.S. Anderson, CD

    Major Christopher S. Anderson will retire from the CAF on 12 November 2020 after 29 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Engineers. At Chris’s request, friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his Depart with Dignity function on 12 November 2020 at 1300 hrs at the Oromocto Pizza Delight Bunker. Dress will be dress of the day or civilian casual. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can be sent to WO M.W. Allen at Mathew.Allen@forces.gc.ca.

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    Maj Chris Anderson joined the CAF on the 14th of January 1991 as an Infanteer in the Royal New Brunswick Regiment. In 1994 Maj Anderson transferred to the Regular Force as a Combat Engineer, completing his QL3 in Chilliwack. Upon completion of this training, he was posted to 1 CER, 2Tp, where he remained until the base closure saw 1 CER move to Edmonton in 1996. He would spend the next 5 years in Edmonton with 3 Tp, deploying on tours to Bosnia in 1997 and Kosovo in 1999. During this time at 1 CER he would also support 4 Tp with light and jump tasks with the PARA Coy. In 2001 as a MCpl, Chris was posted to CFSME where he would stay until his posting to 4 ESR in 2005 as a Recce Sgt. In 2007 Chris deployed on TF 1-07 with 42 Sqn to Kandahar Afghanistan. In 2009, after 2 years as a Tp WO in 4ESR, Maj Anderson commissioned to the rank of Lt. One of his proudest achievements was as the Tp Commander for OP LAMA in Newfoundland following Hurricane IGOR. He and Mike Lowe received the Comd CANADACOM Commendation for their leadership during this time. As a Capt, Chris spent 2 years at the Inf School instructing on BMOQ-L courses, and completed AOC. He then went on to a further 3 years at 4ESR as 42 Sqn 2IC, then the Regt Ops O. Maj Anderson would then move to the tactics school, where in 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Major. Following the tactics school, he completed a short stint in the C-IED Cell and was then posted to 5CDSG as the G3. He would remain there for 2 years before he began to transition to civilian life. Some of his life highlights include inventing with Proctor, the SAPPER tattoo he has which is adorned by hundreds of fellow Sappers across the Corps, him and Amanda being the only husband and wife in CF history to jump static line out of the same airframe together, and lastly completing SAPPER LEADER with his Sapper Buddy Frank Smith. Chris plans to stay in the Gagetown area for the foreseeable future with his wife Amanda and their daughter Emily.

    At Chris’s request, friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his Depart with Dignity presentation function which will take place on the 12 November 2020, 1300hrs at the Oromocto Pizza Delight Bunker. Dress will be dress of the day or civilian casual. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can be sent to WO Mathew Allen Mathew.Allen@forces.gc.ca