MWO Dave Stratichuck, CD

    1. MWO STRATICHUK WILL BE RETIRING ON 20 SEP 2010 AFTER COMPLETING 25 PLUS YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN FORCES

    2. MWO STRATICHUK JOINED THE CF IN SUDBURY ON AND WAS OFF TO CORWALLIIS, PTE STRATICHUK WAS THEN SENT TO THE P.P.C.L.I. BATTLE SCHOOL IN WAINWRIGHT AB TO COMPLETE HIS QL 3 INFANTRY COURSE. UPON GRADUATION HE WAS POSTED TO CFB CALGARY CURRIE BARRACKS WHERE HE SPENT THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. HE GOT MARRIED HAD A DAUGHTER, ERIN AND REMUSTERED TO PLUMBER GASFITTER IN 1989.

    3. CPL STRATICHUK WAS OFF TO CHILLIWACK IN JAN 1990 FOR HIS QL 3 PLUMBER GASFITTER COURSE AND AFTER GRADUATION HE WAS POSTED TO CFB NORTH BAY. IN 1991 HIS SECOND DAUGHTER KELSEY WAS BORN AND HE WAS SENT TO ALERT FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR THREE MONTHS WITH 1CEU AS PART OF THE NEW GENERATOR PROJECT. 1992 SAW HIM RETURN TO CHILLIWACK FOR HIS QL5 COURSE.

    4. WHILE AT CFB NORTH BAY, CPL STRATICHUK COMPLETED SEVERAL TOURS INCLUDING OP CAVALIER IN BOSNIA IN 94/95, UNDOF IN THE GOLAN 96/97, AND ALERT IN MARCH 99.

    5. AFTER 10 YEARS IN NORTH BAY THE CAREER MANAGER FINALLY REMEMBERED HE WAS THERE AND POSTED THE MCPL IN JUL 2000 TO CFB COLD LAKE. HE GOT A SECOND TOUR OF ALERT IN JAN 2001, A PROMOTION TO SERGEANT AND 6 MONTHS LATER, A DIVORCE.

    6. ON HIS RETURN FROM ALERT IN JULY 2001 SGT STRATICHUK ASSUMED THE POSITION PLUMBING AND HEATING SHOP SUPERVISOR AND WENT ON HIS 6A COURSE IN SEP O1. IN 2003, HE TOOK OVER FOL CONTRACTS WHICH BROUGHT HIM TO YELLOWKNIFE, INUVIK AND RANKIN INLET. PROMOTED TO WARRANT OFFICER IN FEB 2004 HE BECAME THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE 2 I/C AND LATER THE PLANNING OFFICER IN NOVEMBER 04.

    7. IN 2005 HE WAS POSTED BACK TO NORTH BAY THIS TIME WITH AREA SUPPORT UNIT NORTHERN ONTARIO, WHERE HE TOOK OVER THE POSITON OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING OFFICER, RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MAINTENANCE AND PROJECTS FOR THE ARMOURIES IN TIMMINS, NORTH BAY, SUDBURY, SAULT STE MARIE,ROUYNNORANDA AND BURWASH RIFLE RANGE.

    8. MWO STRATICHUK HAS CHOSEN TO REMAIN WITH THE ASU AS A PROJECT MANAGER WHILE HE SLOWLY WORKS ON HIS HOME ON ECHO LAKE NEAR SAULT STE MARIE.

    9. A RETIREMENT PARTY IS PLANNED FOR DAVE ON 17 SEP 2010. PERSONS WISHING TO SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES AND PERSONAL ANECDOTES MAY CONTACT TRISH NELSON. ASU NOR ONT AT PATRICIA.NELSON2 AT FORCES.GC. CSN 541-5165 OR 705-472-9305 EXT 5165