Graduating class of Communicator Research DP1

Graduating class of the Communicator Research DP1 course
Graduating class of the Communicator Research DP1 course. Photo: DND/CAF

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When citizens of this country volunteer to serve, they join an extended uniformed family.

In late May, 18 students graduated from their Communicator Research Development Period 1 (DP1) course at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE), Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston.

The Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Leitrim Station Commander and Unit Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Pascal Ouellet was the Reviewing Officer for the parade, escorted by his Station Chief, Chief Warrant Officer Greg Monk.

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  • Lieutenant-Colonel Ouellet and Chief Warrant Officer Monk presenting Private Smith’s graduation certificate
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Ouellet and Chief Warrant Officer Monk presenting Private Lavallée’s graduation certificate
  • Mr. Norm Weir from the RRS Oldtimers presenting a Top Student award to Private Kennedy
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Ouellet

As LCol Ouellet presented the students with their certificates, CWO Monk had the honour of exchanging the students’ cap-badges from the “cornflake” to “Jimmy”, to reflect their transition into the Branch Family and Occupation. In addition, Mr. Norm Weir presented a Top Student Award to Private Kennedy for his outstanding achievements and performance in all areas, including dress, deportment, academic excellence, initiative and leadership.

To share the celebration of the successes of these students, the families of the graduates were specially invited to participate in the ceremony. LCol Ouellet made a point of recognizing the uniqueness of military life and how each family contributes to mission success. As much as each soldier, sailor and aviator has volunteered to serve, their families have as well.

Out of 18 graduates, 3 have been posted to 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment, with the rest joining LCol Ouellet and CWO Monk at CFS Leitrim.

Congratulations to the graduating class, and welcome to the family!

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