Maj Joel Higgs, CD

     ADM(IE) would like to announce the upcoming retirement of Major Joel Higgs after almost 34 years in the CF.

    Maj Higgs joined the Canadian Forces on 03 Jan 1973. He has served in several posts within Canada and overseas. These included CE Requirement Officer at North Bay, Kingston and Lahr Germany, Staff Officer in Training Systems HQ in Trenton, and Base Construction Engineering Officer in Greenwood and Ottawa. He has spent the past 12 years in NDHQ serving in both ADM(IE) and VCDS organizations. Joel completed the Command and Staff College Course in Toronto in 1991 and has spent his total military career working in the construction engineer world.

    Joel and Norma will remain in the Ottawa area where they plan to start enjoying retirement life. Joel is hoping to improve his golf game and perform volunteer work. We would like to thank him for his years of dedication and devotion in the service of Canada, the Engineer Branch and the Construction Engineering community.

    A Retirement get-together will be held in the Astra Lounge of the RCAF Mess, 158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, 22 June 2007 from 1315 to 15:30. Congratulatory farewells and anecdotes received will be presented to him at this time.

    If you would like to either contribute towards a gift or attend the get-together please contact Maj Eric Perrault, DRAP 3, or by telephone at 613-995-3233 NLT 25 May 2007.

    Please forward any congratulatory messages, anecdotal notes and out and out lies to Maj Perrault by the same above mentioned means, NLT 15 Jun 07. OPI: ADM(IE)/DGRPP/DRAP