MCpl/Cplc J. Pelletier, CD

    • MCpl/Cplc J. Pelletier, CD

    After almost 19 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MCpl Jason Pelletier, CD, will retire on 15 March 2022. A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place on 11 February 2022 in Comox, BC. Congratulatory messages and best wishes can be sent to Sgt E.A. Cabana at

    Jason was born and raised in Ottawa, ON, where he
    graduated from high school in 1992. After graduating
    from Algonquin College, he worked at Nortel as a
    technologist until that company’s demise in 2001.
    Ironically, the Nortel facility where he worked is now
    NDHQ-West. Jason enlisted in the CAF (Army Signals)
    in 2003, out of Ottawa.

    Jason completed basic training in St. Jean, QC,
    followed by QL3 trades training at CFSCE. He served
    at CFJSR Kingston before deploying to Afghanistan in
    2005 and again in 2008. He was posted to 764
    Communications Sqn in Ottawa in 2009, where he was
    promoted to MCpl in 2010. In October of that year,
    Jason was selected as a supporter within JTF2, effective March 2010. He remained at Dwyer Hill
    until 2013 when he OT’d to ED Tech. Having completed trades training at CFSME, Jason was
    posted to Bagotville in 2014, Cold Lake in 2016, and finally to Comox in 2020, after having been
    promoted back to MCpl.

    During his time at Dwyer Hill Training Centre, Jason helped update and streamline deployed
    access to existing classified networks, as well as assisting with the development of a new
    communications det (Special Operations Tactical Sensors Network) to transfer real-time,
    encrypted video from surveillance assets or active battlefield feeds directly to the SOF
    Commander’s mobile platform.

    As an electrician, Jason deployed to Canada’s arctic in 2017 and 2018 to install upgrades to
    facilities in Iqaluit and Yellowknife. He deployed to Kuwait in 2021 for an emergency repair to
    the electrical system, needed as a result of fires which were impacting the AC systems of the
    accommodations building.

    Jason took a lot of enjoyment from coaching and assisting his sons’ hockey teams, alternating
    between them from year to year. While this was the fairest arrangement for both boys, Jason
    lamented being unable to watch one son play while committed to the other elsewhere. As satisfying
    as coaching can be, Jason feels that being a fan in the stands is more enjoyable.

    Jason has accepted the position of Project Manager (Electrical) within the RP Ops (Pacific)
    organization. He, his wife Tanya, and their two sons, Mason and Dean, will settle in the Victoria