Sgt Robert Read
Sgt Robert Read, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 30th of June 2016 after 18+ years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his depart with dignity presentation function which will take place at CFSME Gagetown; Bldg J-10, Commandant’s Assembly Area on the 24th of June 2016 at 1300hrs. Congratulatory messages or anecdotes can be sent to Sgt Mathew Allen by the 15th of June 2016.
Sgt Read was born in Lahr, Germany on the 4 November 1972. He joined the military on 12 January 1998 in Kingston, Ontario as a Field Engineer. After completing Field Engineer QL3 in October of 1999, Sgt Read was posted to 4 Engineer Support Regiment (4ESR) in Gagetown, NB. In 2001 he re-mustered to 042 FEE OP and completed his FEE Op 042 QL5A course (2001), then Excavator Op (2002) and Crane Op (2003). As a member of 4ESR Sgt Read completed two deployments - OP PLATEAU (2005) – Pakistan as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Prior to deployment on OP ATHENA (2007) – Afghanistan as a Heavy Equipment Section Commander, he was promoted to the rank of MCpl. Sgt Read was posted to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in July 2008, where he was promoted to Sgt and employed as a DP1 Instructor (14 July - 18 May 2010), Heavy Equipment Instructor (25 June 2010 - 22 March 2011), Roads Instructor (23 March 2011 - 18 March 2013) and FETS SQ (26 August 2013 - 28 October 2015). He and his wife, Antonia Read have a son, Liam Read (14). Sgt Read is currently on VOC Rehab with Eastern Roadway Consulting and Training (ERCT) as the Training Supervisor. Sgt Read plans to provide professional training nationally on heavy equipment operations and water course management.
At Robert’s request, friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his Depart with Dignity presentation function which will take place at CFSME Gagetown; Bldg. J-10, Staff Lounge on the 24 June 2016 at 1300hrs. Dress will be dress of the day or civilian casual. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can be sent to Sergeant Mathew Allen Mathew.Allen@forces.gc.ca