MWO/Adjum R.S. Lawrence, CD
After more than 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Rick Lawrence, CD, will retire on 01 November 2021. Congratulatory messages and best wishes can be sent to J. Rose at Joann.Rose@forces.gc.ca.
Throughout his career, MWO Lawrence served at rank levels, from Pte to MWO. During the course of his career, MWO Lawrence has had many postings which include; Chilliwack, BC; Winnipeg, Man; Petawawa, Ont; Gagetown, NB; Greenwood, NS; Pictou, NS; and back to Gagetown, NB.
Rick Initially enrolled in the CAF in the fall of 1992, as an Army Reservist with 49th Fld (30 Battery) as a Reserve Artilleryman.
In 1997 he transferred to the Regular force as an Electrical Generating Systems Technician, completing his QL 3 in Chilliwack. He was then posted to 17 Wing, during this posting he deployed to the Ice storm in Quebec, deployed to Anchorage Alaska, completed a tour in CFS Alert and completed his QL5 in Gagetown.
In 2001 he was posted to 2 CER where he completed tours in Afghanistan in 04-05 (Athena and Archer). During his time at the Regiment he completed his JLC and was promoted to MCpl. In 2006 he was posted to CFSME as an instructor in the EGS Cell and was promoted to Sgt. In 2011 he was posted to 14 Wing Greenwood and worked in Aldershot as the CE Officer, and the 14 Wing EGS shop. In 2013 He was promoted to WO and became the 141 CEF Flight WO completing an ANG deployment to Savanah Georgia. In 2014 he was posted as the Flight WO, for 144 CEF in Pictou, during this posted Rick returned to CFS Alert as Boss Beaver.
In 2018 he was posted to RPOPs Atlantic Det Gagetown as the Deputy Utilities Officer. In Dec of 2020 he was promoted to MWO and assumed the role as the Utilities Officer. With his last posting back with CFSME as the CEMS SSM.
Rick would like to thank all of the great people he has had the privilege of working with over the years, and those that have mentored him throughout his 28 + years in the Canadian Armed Forces.
MWO Lawrence has been married for 15 years to Wendy, his supportive and dedicated spouse, who stood by him through all the postings, absences and tours. He has one son: Brodrick, aged 14.
Rick and Wendy have decided to call Gagetown home. Rick will continue to work as an EGS tech in the civilian sector and hopes to finally find the time to build his jeep