WO/Adj J. Nason, CD
After more than 19 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer (CME) Branch, WO Jory Nason, CD, will retire 14 September 2020. At the member’s request, a gathering will held during the month of October 2020, once his retirement certificates have been received. Anecdotes or retirement wishes may be sent to the OPI: MWO Morgan MacDonald, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 902-760-2771.
1. Originally from Fredericton Junction, NB, WO Nason first started his military career in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Reserve Infantry Soldier in 2001 with the Royal New Brunswick Regiment’s 1st Battalion (1RNBR). After 4 years in the Reserves he transferred to the Regular Force in 2005 to begin training at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown as an Electrical Generation System (EGS) Technician.
2. After completion of the QL3 course he was posted to 17 Wing Winnipeg from 2006 – 2012 and worked on the Wings generators and UPS systems. During this posting he was afforded the opportunity to deploy for a 6 month tour to CFS Alert from 2007 – 2008, travel to Dundurn, Yellowknife, Churchill and 3 deployments to Inuvik working on the AAS. He completed his QL5 in 2009 and then attended a PLQ and QL6A course in 2011 prior to receiving a promotion to MCpl and posting to 1 Canadian Field Hospital (1CFH) Petawawa in July 2012.
3. While at the field hospital, he assisted in the design and setup of the power grid for numerous Unit and Brigade level exercises completing an ample amount of field time in Petawawa and Wainwright. This was a great place to learn about all the other CE trades and cross-training was a must for mission success. He was promoted to Sgt in 2015 and sent over to RPOU Det Petawawa for a year as the IC of the ESG shop.
4. In 2016, he was posted to 14 Wing Greenwood as the EGS shop IC. Just after arriving on ground he deployed in October to Op Impact (Kuwait) for 7 months operating both European and North American power plants. After returning from tour, he was transfer to his current position serving as the 146 CEF Flt WO and Utilities Officer. In 2019 he completed the QL6B course and was promoted to his current rank in 2019.
5. He plans on staying in the Greenwood area while taking a position in the RPOU(A) Det Greenwood EGS Shop.