Sgt R.J.A. Desgagnés, CD
After more than 15 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Richard Desgagnés, CD, will retire on 15 May 2023. Anecdotes and retirement wishes may be sent to WO S.J.A.L. Richer at Sabastien.Richer2@forces.gc.ca.
Sgt Desgagnés enrolled in the CAF in Quebec City on 28 September 2007 at the age of 32. He completed Struc Tech DP1 in 2008 and was subsequently transferred to 81 CEF Trenton for three years. From there, he was posted to 2 Wing Bagotville in June 2012 and deployed on OP IMPACT Kuwait ROTO 0 in 2014 for 60 days to set up the Patrice Vincent AJAB camp. In 2016, Sgt Desgagnés completed DP2 at CFSME and remained there afterwards as course instructor of DP1, DP2, and DP3 for the duration of his time as a MCpl and his first year as a Sgt. Sgt Desgagnés then returned to CFB Bagotville in 2021 to the DOIB cell as Carpentry Shop Supervisor. Sgt Desgagnés will finish his career at 5RGC in 2023 as Sect Cmdr and Recce Sgt.