Mr. Yvon Massicotte

    CWO (retired) Yvon Massicotte, CD, will retire from DND on January 30th, 2015, after over 50 years of combined service with the RCAF, CME Branch, CAF and as a civilian employee with DND.

    Mr. Massicotte joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) February 1964 and completed basic training at Number 2 Manning Depot RCAF Station St-Jean. During his military career as Stationary Engineer and Mechanical System Technician, he was stationed to various locations including CFB Rockcliffe (Ottawa) CFS Pagwa, CFB Namao (Edmonton), CFS La Macaza, CFB North Bay (Underground Complex), CFE Baden Germany, CFB Uplands (Ottawa) and ended his military career as a Staff Officer Works at Mobile Command Headquarter in St Hubert.

    In September 1985, Mr. Massicotte began his civilian career at National Defence Headquarter as part of Chief Construction and Property (CCP) / Directorate Base Maintenance. The CCP organization was disbanded in the mid 1990s and he became part of the new “Assistant Deputy Minister Infrastructure and Environment” with the Directorate of Works and Engineering. One of his several responsibilities was to be trade mentor for the military Stationary Engineer. In 1995, with the delegation of authority, the mandate changed to technical support to construction projects, Bases/Wings Infrastructure and deployed operation. During the period 1995 to his retirement, Mr. Massicotte was part of several organizations such as: Directorate of Infrastructure Support, Directorate of Realty Engineering Policy, Directorate of Construction Project Engineering Policy, Directorate of Corporate Architecture and Engineering and last but not least Directorate Architecture and Engineering Services. He is retiring on the 30 January 2015 as Senior Mechanical Technologist.

    Yvon and his wife will remain in Ottawa. Their plan is to go south in the winter and spend the summer tending the garden.