MWO // Adjum Mario Pérusse

    • MWO // Adjm Mario Pérusse
    • MWO // Adjm Mario Pérusse

    MWO Mario Perusse, CD will retire on 25 November 2015 after serving 35 + years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, CME Branch and the NDFS. 

    Mario will retire in La Baie in the Saguenay region where he plans to enjoy retirement with his wife Ginette and spoiling his 2 daughters Audrey and Nancy.

    DWD is planned for 20 Nov 2015 at Le Cheminot Resto Bar at 254 Devault, Gatineau, QC. For all attending contact MWO Donnie Matthews prior to 15 Nov 2015.

     

    Messages, anecdotes or photos can be sent to POC > donald.matthews2@forces.gc.ca@forces.gc.ca>

     


    After over 35 stellar years of service to his country, MWO Mario Pérusse will retire on 25 November 2015.

     

    Master Warrant Officer Pérusse joined the Canadian Armed Forces on 14 October  1980, as a soldier in the Royal 22nd Regiment. On 26 October 1980 he officially launched his military career and began his basic training at the Recruit School in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. On 23 January1981, at the end of the basic training, he was transferred to Battle School at Base Valcartier in Quebec City. After intense training in the field, he was transferred to the 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment in Valcartier. During this period, he participated in exercises in Gagetown, New Brunswick as well as various winter exercises. The experience gained during these training exercises enabled him to be promoted to the rank of Master Corporal. From February to September 1985, he was deployed on his first peacekeeping mission in Cyprus. He followed his heart and married his beloved Ginette three months after his return. Ginette still stands faithfully by his side.

    In February 1986, he took on a new challenge by becoming a firefighter. On December 20th of that year, he was transferred to the fire hall at CFB Uplands in Ottawa. On 15 May 1989, a new task was assigned to him, that of fatherhood. Little Audrey was born. After four years in Ottawa, he was transferred to the fire hall in Lahr, Germany. Another precious little bundle arrived in the form of Nancy on October 31, 1991. In May 1994, the family returned home and settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia. HMCS ATHABASCAN was a defining event in the career of MWO Pérusse. It is there he realised he had good sea legs. Three years with the Navy allowed him to see the world: Puerto Rico, Iceland, St John’s, Newfoundland, Argentina, Uruguay, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Antigua, New York, Ireland, and many more ports. He was transferred to CFB Bagotville in August, 1997. He was promoted to Master Corporal in June 1998. From February to September 2000, he was deployed with the Infantry Battle Group in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    In March 2001 he was transferred to Trenton where he was promoted to Sergeant. Although supportive of his career, the family decided not to accompany him to Trenton. From November 2002 to May 2003, he embarked upon a six-month stay in CFS Alert. While in Trenton, he deployed to the Golan Heights, from February to August 2004. In September of that same year, he was transferred back to CFB Bagotville where he rejoined his family. He was promoted to Warrant Officer in January 2005. He was deployed to Dubai from June to December 2006 (his fifth deployment). He was promoted to Master Warrant Officer in January 2009. In July of the same year, he was transferred to Cold Lake, Alberta where he held the position of Acting Sergeant Major of 4 CES for a period of three years, ending on July 2012. His final posting was to Gatineau as the Life Cycle Material Manager (LCMM) with the Director General of Land Equipment Program Management (DGLEPM) in Gatineau from July 2012 to his scheduled retirement date of 25 November 2015.

    After a long and fulfilling journey, MWO Pérusse will retire and join his wife in La Baie in the Saguenay region where he loves to watch the ships pass from his living room. His priorities will be to take good care of his wife and spoiling his two daughters, Audrey and Nancy, as often as possible; without forgetting to perform the "honey to do list".

    A Depart with Dignity is planned for 20 November 2015 at Le Cheminot Resto Bar at 254 Devault, Gatineau, QC. Start time is 1130 hrs. Food and drinks will be served from the menu. All attending are asked to contact MWO Donnie Matthews prior to 15 November. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and stories can be forwarded to MWO Donnie Matthews at donald.matthews2@forces.gc.ca.