Army, Conflict in Afghanistan, Peacekeeping, Remembrance, Careers
John Mahon joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1973 as an Administrative Clerk and quickly rose through the ranks being promoted to Master Warrant Officer in 1990. In 1992, he was commissioned from the ranks as a Personnel Administration Officer in the rank of Captain. He was subsequently promoted to Major in 2004. He has completed four operational tours: Ismailia Egypt with 73 Canadian Service Battalion, the Adjutant of the Canadian Contingent in the Golan Heights, the Canadian Contingent G1 in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a part of SFOR & the Chief of Staff, Theatre Support Element for Task Force Afghanistan. He retired from the CAF in 2007 to take employment as the Garrison Wainwright Senior Manager, Personnel Support Programs, a division of the Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services where he worked for an additional 11 years. John has been a Legion member for many years highlighted by four years as the President of Worthington Branch in Wainwright, two years as District 3 Commander and one year as Alberta-NWT Command Vice-President. He was elected to his current position of 1st Vice-President, Alberta-NWT Command at the 2017 Provincial Convention in Edmonton. Comrade John Mahon is the recipient of the Canadian Forces Decoration (2nd Clasp), United Nations Emergency Force II medal, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Medal, the Special Service Medal (NATO), the NATO Stabilization Force Medal, the General Service Medal (Afghanistan) and the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal.