WO Gerry Dunphy, CD
After more than 38 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch WO Gerry Dunphy, CD (bio attached), will retire 25 Feb 2017. Please send your congratulatory messages and farewell wishes addressed to the POC: Capt Brian Carrigan.
WO Dunphy was born in St. John’s Newfoundland and joined the Canadian Forces in January 1975 as an artillery man and served with the 3rd. Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Shilo Manitoba, as well as the 1st. Regiment Royal Canadian HorseArtillery Lahr West Germany.
In June 1981 having reached the rank of Sergeant as a Gunner, WO Dunphy was selected for the Land Operations Trade Reassignment Program and reverted to the rank of Corporal to begin a second career as a Structural Technician. Upon completing traders training at Canadian Forces Base, Toronto, he was promoted to the rank of Master Corporal and posted to the US Naval Facility, Argentia Newfoundland, where he worked and trained with the US Navy Seabees till 1989.
From there posted to 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, Petawawa Ontario. Promoted to the rank of Sergeant, he held the position of Construction Troop OIC upon completion of a three year tour with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment. WO Dunphy was promoted to his present rank and posted to the Base Construction Engineering Section at Canadian Forces Base, Petawawa and employed as a structural designer for 2 years till July 1993, at which time WO Dunphy took a unaccompanied posting to Canadian Forces Base, Borden, Ontario, and was appointed the position of Defense Construction, Canada Liaison Officer until February 1994, when he was posted for a one year tour of Haiti.
Upon returning to Canada Gerry served with 1CEU Moncton NB until l997. Gerry was posted to Petawawa, Ont at 2 ACT and promoted to MWO the same year. Gerry released from the Regular Force in 1999.
Dedicated to serving his country, on 29 Jan 2003 Gerry relinquished his rank to WO, and re-enlisted as a primary reservist with 56 ES as the unit recruiting WO, a job he held until retirement.