Sgt J.A. Lacelle, CD

    • Sgt J.A. Lacelle, CD

    After more than 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Jason Lacelle will retire on 06 April 2021. Due to the current situation, a DWD gathering is not permitted in Canada. Sgt Lacelle will have a small DWD in Italy prior to returning to Canada should pandemic restrictions allow. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes may be sent to WO S. Grant at Sheryl.Grant@NCISG.NATO.INT.

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    1. SERGEANT JASON LACELLE WILL RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 32 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. HIS RETIREMENT WILL BE 06 APRIL 2021.

    2. JASON ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS A RADIO / TELETYPE OPERATOR IN SAINT JOHN, NB ON 18 MAY 1989. HE REMAINED IN THE RESERVES UNTIL HE TRANSFERRED INTO THE REG FORCE ON 1 OCT 1998. DURING HIS TIME IN THE RESERVES, JASON WORKED THE NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO, SPENT SIX MONTHS IN LAHR, GERMANY, INSTRUCTED ON THE INF COMMS COURSE, AND DEPLOYED TO ONTARIO DURING THE 1998 ICE STORM. AFTER COMPLETING MANY CLASS B CONTRACTS JASON FELT IT WAS TIME TO GO FULL TIME. ON 1 OCT 1998, JASON WAS POSTED IN PETAWAWA WITH HIS SPOUSE. WHILE IN PETAWAWA HE DEPLOYED TO KOSOVO AND BOSNIA BUT IN 2004 DECIDED TO CHANGE TRADES TO GEO TECH. JASON AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO OTTAWA FOR TRAINING, THEN IN 2006 MOVED TO GAGETOWN NB, WHERE HE SERVED AT 4ESR AND IN 2007, HE DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN AND ON HIS RETURN LEAD THE TEAM TO MOUNT THE APPLANIX CAMERA IN THE AURORA. JASON ALSO INSTRUCTED AT CFSME BEFORE GOING BACK TO MCE IN OTTAWA. AFTER A FEW YEARS, JASON PICKED UP AGAIN AND THIS TIME OUT TO ESQUIMALT TO WORK WITH JTF PACIFIC. FOLLOWING ESQUIMALT, JASON FOLLOWED HIS WIFE ACROSS THE POND TO NAPLES, ITALY WHERE HE EVENTUALLY WAS POSTED TO J2 GEO SECTION AT JFCNP AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AND TRAIN WITH MULTIPLE NATIONS AND ATTEND TRAINING IN LISBON.

    3. JASON AND BETH WILL BE HEADING BACK TO CANADA TO START CONSTRUCTION ON THEIR NEW HOME IN NB AND REUNITE WITH THEIR TWO DAUGTHERS, KRISTEN AND ERIKA. JASON WILL TAKE SOME TIME OFF TO 2/3 LANDSCAPE AND PLAY SOME AFTERNOON HOCKEY WHILE FIGURING OUT THE NEXT CHAPTER.

    4. JASON WILL HAVE A SMALL DWD IN ITALY PRIOR TO GOING BACK TO CANADA SHOULD PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS ALLOW.