MWO/Adjum D.D. Covert, CD

    • MWO/Adjum D.D. Covert, CD

    After more than 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Daniel Covert, CD, will retire on 01 March 2021. Anecdotes or retirement wishes may be sent to WO M.J. Richard at:

    MWO Daniel Covert joined the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in Peterborough, ON, while in high school. After serving for almost 2 years, he transferred to the Regular Force as a Combat Engineer in 1995. He completed driver training in Borden before attending his Combat Engineer training in Chilliwack, BC. Upon completion of this training, MWO Covert was posted to 2 CER in Petawawa, ON, where he completed several courses including additional driver training, the UK Military Search training, water supply training, a Jungle Warfare course in Panama, and the Basic Para course in Edmonton, AB. While in Petawawa, he had the honour of occupying a hard para position and donning the maroon beret. He participated in several domestic ops including the Red River floods in Winnipeg, MB, and the ice storms in Ontario.

    His deployments include Bosnia in 1998 and 2000 and Afghanistan in 2003 and again in 2006 as a Section Commander. After his last tour, he was posted to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Gagetown, NB, where he endeavoured to integrate military search techniques into the core training program. In 2010, he was posted to the Peace Support Training Center in Kingston ON, as an instructor and subsequently, as the Ops WO. He returned to 2 CER in 2013 before moving back to Kingston in 2015 for his final posting at CADTC.

    After having served more than 26 years in the CAF, MWO Covert is looking forward to his retirement and spending more time with his 12 year-old daughter, Leah, and his puppy, Leo. As well as continuing his woodworking hobby and making live edge furniture, he is also starting his own business sawing lumber. If you would like to keep in touch with Dan, please contact him at