MWO/Adjum Carl Pelletier, CD

    • MWO/Adjum Carl Pelletier, CD

    MWO J.C. (Carl) Pelletier, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 3rd of June 2018 with 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineers (See bio attached). To celebrate his outstanding career, a DWD ceremony will be organized on the 25th of May at 14h00 at Les Brasseurs du Temps, 170 Rue Montcalm, Gatineau.  The event will start at with an informal gathering, happy hour style, then the presentations will start at 15h00.  There is no meal organized, but those wishing to have a bite to eat are welcome to order directly at the venue. Dress is casual. For those planning to attend please RSVP to the OPI, Maj Boucher. All congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and farewell messages please send to Maj Pascal Boucher Pascal.boucher@forces.gc.ca<mailto:Pascal.boucher@forces.gc.ca> 819-939-0654.

    Master Warant Officer (MWO) Carl Pelletier is from Saint-Pamphile, a small rural community in the Chaudière-Appalaches region on the Canada-US border at Maine. At the age of 17, Carl joined the Canadian Forces. He completed his basic training course in St-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu, Quebec, and then his initial training as a combat engineer in Chilliwack, British Columbia, before being posted to 5 CER in 1991.

    Between 1992 and 1997, he completed his corporal and master corporal courses, was promoted to master corporal and deployed on two operational missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1993) and Haiti (1996-1997). In addition to his courses and overseas missions, MWO Pelletier became involved in the sport of biathlon beginning in 1996.

    While he was captain of the 5 RGC Biathlon Team, MWO Pelletier was promoted to Sgt in April 2001. Faced with the obligation to complete his Sgt course and thus abandon his athletic career, MWO Pelletier decided to postpone his Sgt ranks and pursue his ambition to join the national civilian biathlon team. This decision proved fruitful: he participated for four years in the CISM (World Military Championship) team and joined the national civilian biathlon team. For eight years, MWO Pelletier trains six days a week and participated in national and international competitions. Although his international athletic career has taken off late, his results are astonishing: he breaks all the records of performance at the Mont-Valin 50 km ski race in 2001, he wins a gold medal at the Canadian Biathlon Championship in 2002 and he won first place at the North American Championship in 2004. His biathlon career ended in 2005, following complications related to his health.

    In July 2005, he was posted as MCpl to CFSME Gagetown, NB. He completed his career DP3A Sect Comd course and was promoted to Sgt for the second time. While teaching with the School of Engineering, he completed his DP3B, Troop Warrant Officer course and was promoted to WO in 2010. In Gagetown, MWO Pelletier taught on courses ranging from DP1 to phase 4 course. He completed his stay at CFSME Gagetown in the position of WO's Standards for Combat Engineer. In 2012, MWO Pelletier was recruited to become the Combat Engineer's career manager for the junior ranks in Ottawa, a position he held for three years.

    Since 2015, Carl has been a life cycle material manager for the water supply equipment. For nine months, from November 2016 to July 2017, he was acting as the Chief Warrant Officer for Director Combat Support Equipment Management. As part of this role, he participated in all operations related to the relocation of personnel following the fire at 555 Boulevard de la Carrière, Gatineau, and the repatriation of personal effects to the Richelieu building at 975 Boul St-Joseph. . The Combat Support Equipment Management Team provides a stimulating environment and new challenges for MWO Pelletier. He develops excellent working relationships with his civilian and military peers.

    After 28 years of loyal and dedicated service, MWO Pelletier is very grateful for the unique opportunities and career he has led in the CAF. On June 3, 2018, MWO Pelletier will exchange his uniform for a position in the Department of National Defense as an employee of the federal public service. MWO Pelletier is married to Peggy Bélanger and is the father of two boys, Louis-Philippe and Nicholas.