MCpl. Dana Case was born on June 7th 1972 in Chatham, Ontario. He joined the Canadian Forces as a Private in the Aerospace Control Operator (AC Op) occupation through the Windsor Recruiting Centre in March 1998 and began his Basic Military Qualification training in late March of 1998 in Saint Jean Quebec.
MCpl. Case received his Qualification Level 3 training for AC Op in North Bay in December where he became qualified as a Tracking Technician and assigned to Delta Flight of 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron (21 AC&W).
Throughout his time in 21 AC&W Squadron MCpl. Case received several more qualifications making him a well-rounded AC Op. In 2003 he was posted to Wing Operations Tactics and Training office as the Simulation Supervisor.
In 2005, Dana was accepted into the University Training Program – Non Commissioned Member and received his appointment to Officer Cadet. He attended Nipissing University for the next three years earning his Honours Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology and Geography. Upon graduation from University was Commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant in the Aerospace Controller (AEC) occupation.
Unsuccessful in his Aerospace Controller training, he was reassigned into the Intelligence Officer occupation, where, while waiting for his official training, decided to change occupations again and was reassigned into the Personnel Selections Officer Branch at Canadian Forces Base Borden. Prior to his departure from North Bay to Borden, Dana received his Canadian Decoration. Due to unforeseen circumstances MCpl. Case relinquished his Commission and reverted back to the Non-Commission ranks as a Supply Technician. He was promoted to his current rank of Master Corporal in June of this year and is now the second in charge (2IC) of Material Supply Accounts Warehouse 1 at CFB Borden. MCpl Case retired in Aug 2018.