Major Edward Urbanowicz, MiD, CD
Major Edward Urbanowicz, MiD, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 06 June 2017, after more than 41 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (please see bio attached). In order to honour Maj Urbanowicz's service in the CAF and to wish him well in his retirement, a function will be held Friday, 02 June 2017 (1400hrs) at the Restaurant La Station, 611 Blvd Saint-Joseph, Gatineau. For planning purposes, please confirm your attendance and/or send congratulatory messages or anecdotes to Warrant Officer Marco Lacroix - firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> (613-291-2887) - before 26 Mai 2017.
Major Urbanowicz joined 2 Field Engineer Regiment as a private in 1976. He was later commissioned in the Engineers in 1982. Major Urbanowicz is a graduate of the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff Course, the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College.
Major Urbanowicz has commanded a Field Engineer Troop with 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, 25 Support Troop with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, a Plant Troop with 46 Plant Squadron, 25 Engineer Regiment (RE) British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and RSS with 45 Engineer Squadron in Sydney Nova Scotia. He deployed in International operational assignments include Sector North Engineer as part of UNPROFOR and then UNPF during 1995 at which time he was awarded a Mention in Dispatches and an UNPF Force Commanders Commendation for his actions during Operation STORM.
Staff appointments include SO2 Engineer Operations and Training with Army Headquarters, J3 Engineer Requirements at the National Headquarters, Director of Land Force Readiness 5-3 Foreign Military Training, CFEOD at which time he was appointed Project Director for the Advance CIED project and finally Project Manager for EOD and C-IED projects within ADM Mat.
Upon retirement, Major Urbanowicz will be moving to Omaha Nebraska with his wife.