MGen / Mgén S.P. Noonan, CMM, MSC, CD
MGen S.P. Noonan, CMM, MSC, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 27 June 2014 with 36+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME. (See bio attached) Retirement ceremony: Fri, 20 June 2014, 1500 hrs at the Army Officer's Mess, 149 Somerset St West, Ottawa. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, photos and farewell wishes to be included in his retirement book can be forwarded to Meryl Fletcher, Meryl.Fletcher@forces.gc.ca or call 613-990-3223 before 1 June 2014. If you are planning to attend MGen Noonan's retirement ceremony, please RSVP NLT 13 Jun 14 to Meryl.Fletcher@forces.gc.ca or at 613-990-3223.
MGen Noonan enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1978 and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Fuels and Materials (minor in hockey) in 1982 from Royal Military College in Kingston.
As a line officer, MGen Noonan commanded the airborne engineer troop and squadron in 2 CER, was second-in-command of 77 Armoured Engineer Squadron with 32 Armoured Engineer Regiment in British Army on the Rhine, commanded 41 Field Squadron in 4 Combat Engineer Regiment (during which he deployed to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia as part of Operation HARMONY Rotation 0), commanded 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Edmonton 1999-2001, commanded Task Force Afghanistan Rotation 0 Aug 05-Mar 06 leading the Canadian effort in theatre for operations ARCHER, ATHENA and ARGUS (where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross and the US Bronze Star Medal), the CF Experimentation Centre Jul 08-Jul 09 and the Information Management Operations Division Jul 09-Jun 12.
His staff officer postings include four years as A/Divisional Engineer, G3 Engineer and G3 Plans (Exercises) with 1 Canadian Division Headquarters in Kingston, one year as part of the J3 Engineer staff in Ottawa, three years with the CLS staff where he was involved in Army Transformation, and he acted as the J3 for Canadian Expeditionary Force Command from Jul 06-Jan 08. He is a graduate of Canadian Forces Land Command and Staff College (1991), the Canadian Forces Command and Staff Course (1999) and the National Security Studies Programme (2008), and the US Capstone Program (2009). MGen Noonan was promoted to his current rank in 2012 and is currently Deputy Commander within the newly formed Canadian Joint Operations Command having transitioned to this position through the Command of Canadian Operational Support Command.