WO/Adj R.J. Nord, CD
After more than 14 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO, Ryan Nord, CD, will retire on 02 August 2021. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to MWO M.J. Booker at Mitch.Booker@forces.gc.ca.
Ryan was born in Cranbrook, B.C. and was raised in the Kootenays until he graduated from high school in 2006. Immediately afterwards, Ryan decided to serve Canada and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in September 2006. He arrived at 1 CER in Edmonton, AB, in September 2007.
WO Nord completed his Armored Engineer training in Edmonton in 2008. Following his course, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 as an Armored Engineer Operator. Upon returning to Canada, he stayed within the Armored Troop as an operator. In 2013, WO Nord deployed on OP LENTUS for the Calgary floods that led to Medicine Hat. In 2014, he instructed on two AEO courses in Edmonton before completing DP3A. In 2015, he was employed as a Section Commander within 12 Field Squadron. In 2016, WO Nord deployed to Ukraine on OP UNIFIER where he taught Ukrainian Engineers. Upon returning from Ukraine, he deployed to Williams Lake, British Columbia, during OP LENTUS 2017.
With careful consideration and a heavy heart, WO Ryan Nord has decided to retire, ending his career at 1 Combat Engineer Regiment. During his military career, he was awarded the South West Asia medal and ribbon for his deployment to Afghanistan, the Canadian Forces Expeditionary Force medal for his deployment to Ukraine and the Canadian Forces Decoration medal. WO Nord has enjoyed his time in the Canadian Armed Forces, the experiences he has had, and the lifelong friends he has made. He will fondly remember all of the experiences he shared with his peers.
Warrant Officer Nord currently resides in St. Albert with his wife, Dana. He will begin training with the Edmonton Police Service on 03 August and is looking forward to this new chapter in his life. He plans on staying in the Edmonton area once his training is complete and looks forward to the new opportunities that the Edmonton Police Service has to offer