Remembrance, Military History, Community Service, Cold War
I grew up in Charlottetown, PEI and joined the Prince Edward Island Regiment on 18 April 1977. After graduating from UPEI, I was a school teacher for 3 years. I transferred in to the Regular Force in Sept 1987 in to the Training Development Branch where I still serve as a Training Specialist in Curriculum Design and Instructional Practices I have served across Canada in various units including a Tactical Helicopter Squadron and was a Peacekeeper with the UN serving in the Sudan in Africa in 2008 - 2009. In 2003. I was first member of the Canadian Armed Forces to be awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for my work with Veterans and education Canada's youth on Canadian Military History I also was a Training Coordinator and Instructor at the Atlantic Police Academy in PEI. I currently am a Training Development Officer with the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group here in Ottawa. I have an extensive military collection of artifacts in my basement including machine guns from the First and Second World War, have restored a 1942 Jeep and am working on a 1943 BSA Motorcycle. I have also visited several Canadian battlefields of the First and Second World War in France, Holland and Germany. I am married to a lady from Peru, have one 21 year old daughter attending the University of Ottawa and own two cats - one being a Siamese who likes to yowl and talk to us.