WO Alain Vachon, CD
WO (Mr Gnr) J.G.A. (Alain) Vachon retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and transitioned into a civilian position within DRDC-Suffield on 2 Aug 2018 following more than 30 year’s of service. There will be a Depart with Dignity function held at the Medicine Hat Legion (Robertson Memorial Branch #17; 702 2nd St SE Medicine Hat Alberta) on Friday, 15 Feb 2019 commencing at 1300 hrs. If you plan to attend please RSVP to Capt Korami Dembele via email: Korami.Dembele@forces.gc.ca. Also, if you have any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and farewell messages you can send them to Capt Korami Dembele via email: Korami.Dembele@forces.gc.ca
WO Vachon WO Alain Vachon was born in 1968 and grew up in Lachine, Quebec. He joined the CAF as a Field Engineer/Combat Engineer in 1988. Following recruit training he enjoyed a pleasant six month interlude learning the language of Shakespeare. After his QL3 training WO Vachon was posted to 1 CER in March of 1989. While with 1 CER WO Vachon deployed on six occasions; Cyprus 1990, Kuwait 1991, Croatia 1993-1994, Bosnia 1996-1997, Kosovo 1999, and Afghanistan 2006. His other postings included Base Operations CFB Chilliwack 1993-1994, RMC Kingston as staff 2002-2005, CFFCA Borden as a CBRN instructor 2009-2012, RMC Kingston as a student on the Army Technical Warrant Officer (ATWO) course 2012-2013, and DRDC Suffield from 2013. WO Vachon will retire from the military with 30+ years of service and transition to a civilian position with DRDC on 2 Aug 2018. He and his family will continue to reside in Medicine Hat.