Maj J.C.J.R. Comeau, CD
After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Maj Jean-Claude Comeau, CD, will retire on 30 July 2021. Due to the current situation, no Depart with Dignity ceremony is planned. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes can be sent to Maj I.A. Creighton at Ian.Creighton@forces.gc.ca.
Major Jean-Claude Comeau joined the Canadian Forces as a Combat Engineer Officer in January 1999 in Montreal, QC. Upon completion of recruit training in St Jean, Quebec, he undertook training in Gagetown, where he completed Cbt Engineer Ph 3. He transferred to Construction Engineer and completed his trade training in Gagetown in 2003.
His first posting was to 8 Wing CE in Trenton where he served as Engineering Officer and 81 CEF Flight Commander. He was promoted to Captain in 2005 while serving as 81 CEF Comd. Also while in Trenton, he accumulated half a medal’s worth of time from his trips to the splendid northern resort, CFS Alert.
In February 2006, he served within Task Force Afghanistan HQ as the Infrastructure and Environment Officer under the Task Force Engineer, where he transitioned from OP ENDURING FREEDOM to OP ATHENA. Upon returning from his tour, he was posted to CFSME in Gagetown from 2007 until 2009. In 2009, he was posted to Borden as the CFFCA’s Adjt.
Promoted to his current rank in July 2012, he was posted to ADM(IE). There, he currently serves as A/DRPM 8 (EN-ENG-05) as DRAP 4-4 in charge of the Corporate Real Property Transfer program, managing the disposal of strategic and routine complex sites with a budget portfolio over $7.5M. Among the very first people in the newly formed CF RP Ops Gp, he served as 2I/C RPO Central, as RP Ops J1 O&E, and lastly as COS(IE)/ DIEMSS L1 O&E.
Major Comeau was a registered P.Eng./ing. (OIQ) Senior Civil Engineer who served as the town engineer for various cities in the Montreal area, as field engineer for Hydro-Quebec (Construction Division), and as junior and then senior engineer for engineering firms.
Major Comeau married Guylaine Savoie in Fort St-Jean, QC, in the summer of 2010. He has two step sons, Mathieu and Guyllaume, both born in Caraquet, NB. Major Comeau enjoys numerous recreational interests, which include golf, motorcycling, fishing, boating, and computers.
Maj Comeau will retire in New Brunswick, along the seashore of Shippagan, where he will relax, fish, and enjoy life.