Sgt JPY Fortin, CD

    • Sgt JPY Fortin

    After more than 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sgt J.P.Y Fortin, CD (bio attached), will retire 07 Nov 2015. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place at the WOs & Sgts Mess in Edmonton, on 30 Oct 15 at 1500hrs. Attendees are requested to advise the OPI of their planned attendance NLT 23 Oct 2015. Anecdotes or retirement wishes may be sent to the OPI by e-mail. OPI: MWO Terence Wolaniuk, email at or by phone at 780-566-0717.

    • Joined Primary Reserve February 1991 with 55 Battalion Des Services Du Canada, St-Malo, Quebec as Vehicle Technician.

    • Deployed to OP Harmony, CANBAT 1, Croatia , from April to August 1995

    • Transferred to Regular Force as Vehicle Technician, Posted to 5 Regiment De Genie de Combat, Nov. 1995 to Jul. 2000, CFB Valcartier, QC

    • Jul. 2000 to Dec. 2004 posted to B Squadron 12 Regiment Blinde Du Canada, CFB Valcartier, QC

    • Deployed to OP PALLADIUM From Sept 2001 to Apr 2002, Zgon, Bosnia

    • Deployed to OP PALLADIUM From Mar. 2004 To Sep 2004, Zgon, Bosnia

    • Occupational Transfer to Combat Engineer Jan. 2004 Posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment May 2005, CFB Edmonton, AB

    • Deployed as Section Member on TF 3-06, PBSG, Afghanistan Nov 2006 to Mar 2007

    • Promoted to Master Corporal Jun. 2008

    • Deployed as Section 2IC on TF 3-09, Nakonay, Afghanistan Sept 2009 To Apr 2010

    • Promoted to Sergeant Jan. 2011

    • Jun 2003 Brigade Commander Commendation

    • May 2010 TFA Commander Commendation

    • Mar 2012 Army Comd Commendation