Al­most 42 years of ser­vice in CAF

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NEWS -

It is not eve­ry day that a mem­ber re­tires be­cause of his age with more than 41 years of ser­vice in the Ca­na­dian Ar­med Forces ( 41 years, 5 months and 14 days exact­ly). It is be­cause of the ex­cep­tio­nal na­ture of this event that do­zens of people ce­le­bra­ted the re­ti­re­ment of Mas­ter War­rant Of­fi­cer Ri­chard Gil­bert on Sep­tem­ber 7th. He has a leng­thy ser­vice and just as in­ter­es­ting sto­ry. "If ins­tead of 60 years old they had told me I would be at age 65, I would have conti­nued be­cause that is what I do." MWO Gil­bert spent a large part of his ca­reer in Ba­got­ville, but what makes eve­ry­bo­dy, or al­most eve­ryone in Ba­got­ville know Ri­chard Gil­bert, is thanks his se­con­da­ry du­ties. First with the Auxi­lia­ry Se­cu­ri­ty Force ( ASF Ere) and, in 1990, with the Ground Re­search Team and a few years la­ter, as a tac­ti­cal eva­lua­tor. and ope­ra­tio­nal It was al­so the se­con­da­ry du­ties that promp­ted the base com­man­der in 2011 to of­fer him a re­qui­si­tion ser­vice. Ri­chard Gil­bert does not in­tend to re­main in­ac­tive for ve­ry long. He is al­rea­dy wor­king as a consul­tant on ci­vil se­cu­ri­ty with va­rious or­ga­ni­za­tions. He will not have a bo­ring re­ti­re­ment.

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