Maj J.S. Camirand, CD

    • Maj J.S. Camirand, CD

    After more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces, with more than 30 years in the Canadian Military Engineers, Maj Steeve Camirand, CD, retired on 31 May 2022. The formal retirement function will take place in September with the exact date to be confirmed. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes can be sent to Capt G. Djoko Kamwa at

    Major Steeve Camirand enlisted in the Reserves as a soldier in February 1986 with the Fusiliers du St-Laurent in Rimouski, where he obtained the Basic Pioneer qualification.

    In 1988, he transferred to 4 R22R, where he was successively promoted to the rank of Sergeant, holding various positions within Company B of 4 R22R. At the same time, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning in 1990 and a Master's degree in regional development and urban planning in 1992 from the University of Montreal.

    In 1992, he transferred to Military Engineering and commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant in 1994. From 1995 to 1996, he completed his Basic Military Engineer Officer training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack and was promoted to Captain in 1998. From 1996 to 2010, Major Camirand mainly held the position of Development and Plans officer in the Engineering Department of 5 Service Support Group.

    As graduate of the Canadian Forces Staff College in 2010, he was promoted the same year to the rank of Major. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for his involvement in infrastructure development at 2 Canadian Division. From 2011 until his retirement in 2022, he held the position of Senior Planning officer in the Engineering Department of 5 ASG and subsequently in Real Property Operations Unit (Quebec).

    Major Camirand and his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Parisé, are the parents of Cynthia, 24 years old.