WO/Adj C.V. Gillam, CD
After more than 21 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Curtis Gillam, CD, retired on 15 October 2021. Congratulatory messages and best wishes can be sent to WO P.F. Rideout at Perry.Rideout@forces.gc.ca.
Warrant Officer Curtis Gillam was born in Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland, and enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces in March 2000 as a Field Engineer. After his trades training in Gagetown, New Brunswick, he was posted to 4 Engineer Support Regiment where he was employed with 42 Sqn 22 Field Troop.
Throughout his career, WO Gillam served at both Regular and Reserve units: 4ESR in Gagetown, NB, (Feb 00-Jul 11); CFSME as a Heavy Equipment Instructor (Jul 11-Jul 15); 5 Div HQ as the G3 Task 2 in Halifax, NS, (Jul 15-Jul 17); 2 CER as the Recce Sgt to A SSM for 25 Sqn (Jul 17-Jul 21); and 37 CER as the OPS WO in St. Johns, NL, (Jul 21- Oct 21). In 2003, WO Gillam deployed with 4 ESR to Etheria, Africa, (UNMEE), where he supported the camp tear-down.
In 2003, he deployed with 4ESR to Kabul, Afghanistan on OP ATHENA as gate security. In 2010, he deployed with 4ESR as the Engineer LAV Det I/C for the Olympic Games in Chilliwack, BC.
WO Gillam has been married for 15 years to Darcy, his truly supportive and dedicated partner and military spouse. They have two boys, Ethan and Ryan.
After an eventful 21 years of service in the CAF and Engineer family, Curtis, Darcy, and their boys will reside in Gander, NL, where Curtis will now follow his wife’s career and enjoy being home in Newfoundland.