Chief Warrant Officer Keith Mitchell CV, MMM, MSM, CD could add two more years to his exceptional, 40-plus year military service, but he’s calling it a career March 31. “I’m the highest decorated currently member of the Canadian Armed Forces. I’m a chief warrant officer. I’m happy, I’m healthy. I’m going out at the top of my game.”
In 1980, CWO Mitchell joined the 3rd Field Engineer Regiment in Montreal and spent four years as a reserve field engineer, learning and experiencing all he could before deciding, “this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life". He started his Regular Force career as a Sapper in 2 CER in 1984. He served as an airborne diver in the unit, took a jungle course and following be a posting to Ottawa on the ROWPU development team. In 1992, he applied to remuster to Clearance Diver and Search & Rescue Technician. Selected for both, he chose SAR Tech and has been there since.
See the full article in the 22 March 2021 issue of 'The Aurora News'.