Maj Tim Tattrie, CD
After many enjoyable and reward years of service, Major Tim Tattrie will officially depart the CF with +27 years of service.
Originally from Oromocto, New Brunswick, Major Timothy Tattrie enrolled in the Canadian Forces, September 1983. Upon completion of his entry-level sapper’s courses, he was posted to 22 Field Squadron, Combat Training Centre Gagetown, New Brunswick. The adventure was starting slowly.
In March 1986, Major Tattrie was selected for a posting to 4 Combat Engineer Regiment, Lahr, Germany. During this timeframe he filled key sapper positions within a field squadron to include: section member, recce driver, Tp WO’s whipping post and troop storeman. He successfully completed his Combat Leadership Course during this timeframe. The time spent in Europe was exceptional and most rewarding.
In June 1990, Major Tattrie was assigned to Canadian Forces School of Military Engineers, Vedder Crossing, British Columbia. While in Chilliwack, he was he was employed within General Military Training troop and Mine Warfare Troop.
In June 1993, Major Tattrie was posted to 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, where he was employed as a Section Commander, Recce Sergeant and 5 Field Troop Warrant Officer. During this time frame he deployed on his first United Nations overseas deployment to Croatia.
In February 1998, he was selected as a potential candidate for the Commissioning from the Ranks Program as a Army Engineer Officer. He then completed his Officer Indoctrination Course and Middle Management Leadership course and moved onward to Gagetown for his Engineer Officer Training.
In June 1998, Major Tattrie was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, Edmonton, Alberta. There he was employed as a Squadron Ops O and deployed to Salmon Arm, British Columbia during a fierce forest fire that nearly engulfed the entire town. Additionally, he was promoted to Captain and completed his second operational tour (Bosnia) as, 1 Troop Commander. Upon return, he was assigned the duties of 2IC 15 Support Squadron
In July 2001, Major Tattrie was posted to 8 Field Engineer Regiment, to assume the duties as Regular Force Support Staff. There he received the LFWA Commander’s Commendation for outstanding professionalism for his effort in achieving unit success.
In Aug 2003, Major Tattrie was posted to Land Forces Central Area, Edmonton Alberta as the Area Engineer Operations Officer.
In Jul 2005, Major Tattrie was posted back to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment as the Adjutant. He was promoted to Major in Jun 2006 and assume to responsibilities as Officer Commanding 49 Field Squadron. It was during this timeframe that the squadron as tasked to deploy Armoured Engineer Troop capabilities in support operations in Afghanistan. Major Tattrie closed out his field time within 1 CER as Officer Commanding 18 Adm Sqn.
In Jan 2008, Major Tattrie was posted to his current position, Deputy Commanding Officer CFB/ASU Edmonton.
Major Tim Tattrie and his wife Tracy, have two children, Holly and Chelsey. He has accepted employment with a local business and the family plans on remaining in Alberta for the foreseeable future.