Sgt S.A. "Shaughn" Wittman, CD
Sgt Shaughn Wittman will be retiring from the CAF on 30 January 2018 after 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers. (see bio attached)
An informal DWD will take place on 19 Jan 18 at Chillers Pub in Moose Jaw at 1130. Attendees are requested to advise the OPI of their planned attendance NLT 15 Jan 2018. Anecdotes or retirement wishes may be sent to the OPI by e-mail.
OPI: Sgt Everett Buckmaster, email at Everett.Buckmaster@forces.gc.
ca<mailto:Everett.Buckmaster@ forces.gc.ca> or by phone at 306-631-2254.
Sgt Wittman first joined the Army in 1998 as an Infantryman. Deciding at such a young age (18) that this was not the right time he released. Rejoining in 1998 to finish what he started, he joined the infantry, only to get injured on an exercise. After spending some time in PAT Platoon, he saw the light and medically OT’d to the Engineers as a Construction Technician. Upon graduating CFSME in 2001 he was posted to 4 ESR in Gagetown. After serving 4 years as the Regimental Carpenter and earning his Cpl rank, he was posted to CFB Wainwright in 2005 where he served as the 2 I/C of the Carpenter Shop and as a Contracts Inspector. Then in 2009, he was posted to 4 Wing Cold Lake as a Contracts Inspector and was promoted that same year to MCpl. In 2010 MCpl Wittman deployed on ROTO 10 to Afghanistan where he served as the 2 I/C of the Mobile Construction Team and as the Section Commander for the Engineers in Folad. He loved it there so much he went back in 2012, but this time to Kabul, as a Section Commander for the Engineers on OP ATTENTION. He was then promoted to the rank of Sgt in 2014 and was sent to CFS Alert as the Woodchuck (2 I/C to Boss Beaver). He was again posted in 2015 to 15 Wing Moose Jaw as a Contracts Inspector where he has served to this day.
Shaughn and his wife Carol have two adult children who have already left the nest. They intend to retire in the Saskatoon area where she runs a coffee shop and he plans to start a new chapter in his life with Corrections Canada as a prison guard.