A message from Capt (retired) Richard Gilman

To whom it may concern:

I submit as a reflection from my past leading to a happy announcement in the present to convey as appropriate.

My career as a PSel officer began in 1980 and lasted 15 rewarding years. I served three back to back tours in Summerside, PEI, first as an Air Nav and then as an Air Operations Controller and finally as BPSO and BTrainIng and Education O. I was then “summoned” from this fair isle to NDHQ Ottawa to assist with the conclusion of the Women’s Trials (SWINTER for short) and thereafter as ABPSO at CFB Ottawa. I was ordered back to a field posting at CFB Trenton where I experienced my most fulfilling tour as BPSO. Beckoned again to Ottawa, I served as PSel consultant for social and economic analysts within DND followed by a brief team position in Military Occupational Structures. After 31 years of service, I elected a voluntary buy out. Perhaps, one of my greatest career achievements was to be recognized by my peers with the annual SCAN  award. This, along with the privilege of serving with some fine dedicated professionals and comrades, has left a very positive impact on my life both then and now and for the future. I proudly stand with all my fellow PSel officers in giving thanks for the great service you provide to members of the CF.

As I look back on my career, I wanted to acknowledge how much it played a significant part of who I have become, not the least of which is to celebrate 50 years of marriage  to my enduring love of my life, Karen, on Aug 24, 2018

Richard Gilman, Capt retired

Ottawa

Response from Col Noonan

Rich, it is great to hear from you after so many years and congratulations on your upcoming 50th wedding anniversary, which is remarkable. It is because of dedicated PSOs like you that our Branch continues to exist and thrive as we are building on the foundation that you and a small number of other committed individuals built 40 years ago. You will be happy to know that last year we were awarded a permanent PSO position as the Director of Personnel Generation Requirements (DPGR) which now includes the occupation/job analysis studies that you worked on, along with oversight of the selection standards and BPSO technical net, and overall management of the CAF Strategic Intake Plan (SIP). Our F/W/BPSOs continue to be heavily relied upon for vocational counselling, education upgrading and individual assessments, while our SCAN section has now become part of a larger initiative that has recently seen the stand-up of Transition Group, headed by a BGen and where we have a LCol position, several Maj positions and a host of distributed Capt positions to better care for the transition of all members, whether voluntary, medical or at CRA. You and Maj (ret’d) Terry Christopher, amongst others, would be quite proud of all the areas in which we’re now embarking in terms of transition services, policy and programs. In any event, thanks for your note as you took me down memory lane for a wonderful minute but also it reminded me that we are still integral to all of these functions in helping the CAF remain an outstanding organization. All the best to you and your wife this summer and on your anniversary.

Col Lisa Noonan

DPGR and PSel Branch Advisor

Passing of SLt Kellermann-Thompson’s mother

It is with sadness that we inform you of SLt Kellermann-Thompson’s loss of his mother who passed away on the afternoon of June 13, 2018. On behalf of the PSOA we would like to send our deepest condolences to SLt Kellermann-Thompson and family.
 
C’est avec chagrin que nous vous informons du décès de la mère du SLt Kellermann-Thompson qui nous a quitté le 13 juin 2018 en après-midi. De la part de l’AOSP nous tenions à exprimer au SLt Kellermann-Thompson et à sa famille nos sincères condoléances.
 
https://jamesreidfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/798/Susanne-Kellermann/obituary.html

RETIREMENT – COMMANDER FRASER BOYES, CD

SUBJ: RETIREMENT – COMMANDER FRASER BOYES, CD

1. COMMANDER (CDR) FRASER BOYES WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 9 APRIL, 2018, AFTER OVER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. CDR BOYES IS FROM WINNIPEG, MANITOBA AND INITIALLY JOINED THE PRIMARY RESERVE FOR THE SUMMER OF 1986 AS AN INFANTRYMAN WITH THE GOVERNOR GENERAL S FOOT GUARDS IN OTTAWA. UPON RETURN TO WINNIPEG AT THE END OF THE SUMMER, AND LURED BY THE PROMISE THAT PRACTICAL TRAINING DURING THE WINTER WOULD TAKE PLACE IN VICTORIA, BC AS OPPOSED TO DUNDURN, SK OR SHILO, MB, HE COMMENCED THE PROCESS TO JOIN THE NAVAL RESERVE AS A MARS OFFICER, ENROLLING IN DECEMBER 1987. AFTER COMPLETION OF HIS MARS TRAINING, HE SERVED IN VARIOUS MINOR WAR VESSELS PRIOR TO MOVING ONTO FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT AS A MILITARY CAREER COUNSELLOR AT CANADIAN FORCES RECRUITING CENTRE (CFRC) WINNIPEG IN DEC 1993 WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL HIS COMPONENT TRANSFER TO THE REGULAR FORCE AS A PERSONNEL SELECTION OFFICER (PSO) IN MAY 1997.  POSTINGS HAVE INCLUDED EMPLOYMENT AS THE UNIT PERSONNEL SELECTION OFFICER AT CFRC S WINNIPEG AND HALIFAX, WING PSO AND COORDINATOR OF THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTRE AT 17 WING WINNIPEG, BASE PSO AT CFB ESQUIMALT, AND SENIOR STAFF POSITIONS AT NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS IN OTTAWA AS THE NAVY COMMAND PERSONNEL SELECTION OFFICER, STAFF OFFICER WITHIN THE DIRECTOR PERSONNEL GENERATION REQUIREMENTS (DPGR), THE SECTION HEAD FOR THE IN-SERVICE SELECTION SECTION OF THE DIRECTOR MILITARY CAREER POLICY AND GRIEVANCES (DMCPG) AND THE SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT SECTION HEAD WITHIN THE DIRECTOR GENERAL MILITARY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS (DGMPRA).  IN ADDITION TO THESE POSTINGS, HE WAS SELECTED FOR POST-GRADUATE TRAINING AT SAINT MARY S UNIVERSITY WHERE HE COMPLETED A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY IN 2005 AND HIS GREY HAIR GAVE HIM UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO THE FACULTY LOUNGE. A CAREER HIGHLIGHT WAS HIS DEPLOYMENT TO HAITI IN 2011 ON OP HAMLET WHERE HE WAS THE CIVIL-MILITARY COOPERATION (CIMIC) STAFF OFFICER FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSON (IDP) CAMPS AT THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS.

3. CDR BOYES IS EXTREMELY THANKFUL FOR THE REWARDING EXPERIENCES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT SERVICE IN THE CAF AFFORDED HIM AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, FOR THE FRIENDSHIPS HE MADE ALONG THE WAY.  LIKE MANY BEFORE HIM, UNDER THE GUISE OF RETIREMENT, HE WILL REMAIN IN OTTAWA WITH HIS WIFE, LILA, AND TWO SONS, MICHAEL AND NATHANIEL, CONTINUING TO SUPPORT THE CAF AS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE WITH DGMPRA.

4. ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES ARE INVITED TO JOIN CDR BOYES FOR A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, 6 APRIL 2018 COMMENCING 1300HRS AT 3 BREWERS KANATA, 565 KANATA AVE, KANATA, ON.  THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND ARE ASKED TO CONTACT MAJOR KATHARINE BERLINGUETTE NO LATER THAN 30 MARCH 2018 AT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL: MICHELLE.BERLINGUETTE@FORCES.GC.CA.

5. BEST WISHES, ANECDOTES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS ARE WELCOME AND MAY BE SENT TO MAJOR BERLINGUETTE BEFORE 16 MARCH 2018.

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OBJ: RETRAITE CAPITAINE DE FRÉGATE FRASER BOYES, CD

1. LE CAPITAINE DE FRÉGATE (CAPF) FRASER BOYES PRENDRA SA RETRAITE DES FORCES ARMÉES CANADIENNES LE 9 AVRIL 2018, APRÈS PLUS DE 30 ANS DE BONS ET LOYAUX SERVICES.

2. LE CAPF BOYES EST ORIGINAIRE DE WINNIPEG (MANITOBA) ET S’EST D’ABORD JOINT À LA PREMIÈRE RÉSERVE À L’ÉTÉ 1986 À TITRE DE FANTASSIN AU SEIN DU GOVERNOR GENERAL’S FOOT GUARDS À OTTAWA. À SON RETOUR À WINNIPEG À LA FIN DE L’ÉTÉ, ATTIRÉ PAR LA PROMESSE QUE L’INSTRUCTION PRATIQUE DURANT L’HIVER AURAIT LIEU À VICTORIA (C.-B.) AU LIEU DE DUNDURN (SASK.) OU DE SHILO (MAN.), IL ENTREPREND LES DÉMARCHES EN VUE DE JOINDRE LA RÉSERVE NAVALE EN TANT QU’OFFICIER DES OPÉRATIONS MARITIMES ET SOUS-MARINES (MAR SS) ET S’ENRÔLE EN DÉCEMBRE 1987. APRÈS AVOIR TERMINÉ SON INSTRUCTION MAR SS, IL SERT À BORD DE DIVERS PETITS NAVIRES DE GUERRE AVANT D’OCCUPER UN EMPLOI À TEMPS PLEIN À TITRE DE CONSEILLER EN CARRIÈRES MILITAIRES AU CENTRE DE RECRUTEMENT DES FORCES CANADIENNES (CRFC) WINNIPEG EN DÉCEMBRE 1993, OÙ IL RESTE EN POSTE JUSQU’À SON TRANSFERT DE CATÉGORIE DE SERVICE À LA FORCE RÉGULIÈRE COMME OFFICIER DE SÉLECTION DU PERSONNEL (OSP) EN MAI 1997. DANS LE CADRE DE SES DIVERSES AFFECTATIONS, IL A NOTAMMENT EXERCÉ LES FONCTIONS D’OFFICIER DE SÉLECTION DU PERSONNEL DE L’UNITÉ AUX CRFC WINNIPEG ET HALIFAX, D’OSP DE L’ESCADRE ET DE COORDONNATEUR DU CENTRE DE RÉSOLUTION DES CONFLITS À LA 17E ESCADRE WINNIPEG, AINSI QUE D’OSPB DE LA BFC ESQUIMALT, EN PLUS D’OCCUPER DES POSTES D’ÉTAT-MAJOR SUPÉRIEURS AU QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL DE LA DÉFENSE NATIONALE À OTTAWA COMME OFFICIER DE SÉLECTION DU PERSONNEL DU COMMANDEMENT DE LA MARINE, OFFICIER D’ÉTAT-MAJOR AU SEIN DE L’ORGANISATION DU DIRECTEUR – BESOINS EN PRODUCTION DE PERSONNEL (DBPP), CHEF DE SECTION DE LA SÉLECTION À L’INTERNE DE L’ORGANISATION DU DIRECTEUR – POLITIQUE ET GRIEFS (CARRIÈRES MILITAIRES) ET CHEF DE SECTION DE LA SÉLECTION ET DE L’ÉVALUATION AU SEIN DE L’ORGANISATION DU DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL – RECHERCHE ET ANALYSE (PERSONNEL MILITAIRE) (DGRAPM). EN PLUS DE CES AFFECTATIONS, IL A ÉTÉ CHOISI POUR EFFECTUER DES ÉTUDES SUPÉRIEURES À L’UNIVERSITÉ SAINT MARY’S, OÙ IL A TERMINÉ UNE MAÎTRISE ÈS SCIENCES EN PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUÉE EN 2005, ET SES CHEVEUX GRIS LUI ONT DONNÉ LIBRE ACCÈS AU SALON DU CORPS PROFESSORAL. L’UN DES FAITS SAILLANTS DE SA CARRIÈRE FUT SON DÉPLOIEMENT À HAÏTI EN 2011 DANS LE CADRE DE L’OPÉRATION HAMLET OÙ IL A AGI À TITRE D’OFFICIER D’ÉTAT-MAJOR DE COOPÉRATION CIVILO-MILITAIRE DES CAMPS POUR LES PERSONNES DÉPLACÉES À L’INTÉRIEUR DE SON PROPRE PAYS (PDIP) AU SIÈGE DE L’ORGANISATION DES NATIONS UNIES.

3. LE CAPF BOYES EST EXTRÊMEMENT RECONNAISSANT DES EXPÉRIENCES ET DES POSSIBILITÉS QUE SON SERVICE AU SEIN DES FAC LUI A OFFERTES ET, PLUS IMPORTANT ENCORE, DES AMITIÉS QU’IL A NOUÉES TOUT AU LONG DE SA CARRIÈRE. COMME DE NOMBREUX MILITAIRES AVANT LUI, SOUS LE PRÉTEXTE DE LA RETRAITE, IL DEMEURERA À OTTAWA AVEC SA FEMME, LILA, ET SES DEUX FILS, MICHAEL ET NATHANIEL, ET CONTINUERA D’APPUYER LES FAC À TITRE DE FONCTIONNAIRE AU SEIN DU DGRAPM.

4. LES AMIS ET COLLÈGUES DU CAPF BOYES SONT INVITÉS À SE JOINDRE À LUI POUR UNE CÉRÉMONIE DE DÉPART DANS LA DIGNITÉ QUI AURA LIEU LE 6 AVRIL 2018 À COMPTER DE 13 H AU RESTAURANT LES 3 BRASSEURS KANATA, 565, AV. KANATA, À KANATA (ONTARIO). CEUX ET CELLES QUI SOUHAITENT Y ASSISTER SONT PRIÉS DE COMMUNIQUER AVEC LE MAJOR KATHARINE BERLINGUETTE PAR COURRIEL AU PLUS TARD LE 30 MARS 2018 À L’ADRESSE SUIVANTE : MICHELLE.BERLINGUETTE@FORCES.GC.CA.

5. VOUS POUVEZ FAIRE PARVENIR VOS MEILLEURS VŒUX, ANECDOTES ET PHOTOGRAPHIES AU MAJOR BERLINGUETTE AVANT LE 16 MARS 2018.

DGMPRA Spring Gala – Gala de printemps de la DGRAPM

 
Sent to you on behalf of Susan Truscott
 
Good day,
 
I hope you will join me on Friday the 26th of May for the DGMPRA Spring Gala, one of the social activities planned to help celebrate a decade of personnel research excellence!
 
Please find enclosed the invitation extended to you and your guests with menu options. Tickets for this event will be $55 each and will include a full course meal followed by live entertainment byThe Derringers. For more information about the entertainment, please see https://thederringers.com
 
Please RSVP NLT the 12th of May.
 
Any questions may be directed to DGMPRA’s 10th Anniversary Planning Committee Lead, Major Knight at edith.knight@forces.gc.ca
 
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Envoyé au nom de Susan Truscott
 
Bonjour,
 
Je vous invite à vous joindre à moi le vendredi 26 mai, à l’occasion du gala de printemps de la DGRAPM, une des activités sociales organisées pour célébrer une décennie d’excellence en recherche sur le personnel!
 
Ci‑joint l’invitation qui vous est adressée ainsi qu’à vos invités, accompagnée des choix de menu. Le prix des billets pour cette manifestation a été fixé à 55 $ par personne, ce qui comprend le repas complet suivi d’une prestation musicale par le groupe The Derringers. Pour tout renseignement complémentaire à ce sujet, veuillez consulter le site Web suivant : https://thederringers.com.
 
Veuillez répondre, au plus tard le 12 mai.
 
Toute question peut être transmise au major Knight, responsable du Comité de planification du 10e anniversaire du DGRAPM, à l’adresse edith.knight@forces.gc.ca.

Invitation

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Passing of Pierre Dalrymple

Hello PSO Friend/Colleague,

Just in case any of you have not yet heard, our dear friend and colleague Pierre Dalrymple, PSel Major (Retired) died on Monday 3 April 2017…peacefully, at home, with Linda and his two sons at his side.

I am told by the family that Pierre’s obituary will appear in the Ottawa Citizen Saturday 8 April and that there will be a memorial service for Pierre at Beechwood Cemetery on Tuesday, 11 April 2017, beginning at 1 PM.   The plan for speeches at this celebration of life includes Pierre’s son Michael, Pierre’s 11-year-old grandson, plus Digger MacDougall, Karol Wenek and myself.

Should you have a memory, message or anecdote about Pierre that you would like shared at the celebration, feel free to send (or telephone) it to me…I will do my best to do justice to all that I receive.
To those who will be at the Tuesday service, I look forward to seeing you there.
Martin Hankes-Drielsma
hankesdrielsma@gmail.com
(613) 387-3274
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Hello friends,
My/our friend Pierre Dalrymple passed away at 4 PM on Monday. We were close friends since the time we first met on the training program for Personnel Selection Officers in 1970. At that time we shared a hotel suite for the better part of five weeks, and got to know each other quite well as we recounted a lot of Army and life experiences, I followed Pierre through three military postings at CFB Borden, FMC Headquarters and the NDHQ Administrative Unit. This gave us an additional time to share notes and learn of each other’s professional attributes that we brought to our jobs as military psychologists, staff officers, counsellors, and leaders with within our branch and the military units and headquarters we served.
In retirement we started a “Breakfast Gang” of friends and colleagues, which met regularly over more than a dozen years. Pierre dubbed this group “The ROMEOs” which stood for – retired old men eating out.
Pierre mentored and helped me through my cancer surgery and recovery. We even went to the cancer center in Ottawa together to offer our services as volunteer counseliors to help others who were experiencing difficulty with their illnesses and/or recoveries. I will be ever grateful for his assistance.
I enjoyed his humour and his lightning quick wit, sharing his knowledge of current affairs, having fish and chips with him at the Royal Canadian Legion in Orleans, and above all, his friendship. I will miss him.
Rest well, my friend.
Digger

Ottawa PSOA Function 13 May 16, Friday * Événement de la AOSP qui se tiendra à Ottawa le 13 mai 16 vendredi‏

Dear Colleagues, (le texte Français suit)
 
Spring is here and it’s time to get outside and socialize with your fellow PSOs and PSOA members! So as your Regional Representative of the Personnel Selection Officer Association (PSOA) for Eastern Ontario (NCR and Ottawa Valley), I am cordially inviting you to join myself and our colleagues at the Aulde Dubliner & Pour House in Downtown Ottawa for an evening of entertainment. Again, this will be a great opportunity to socialize and get to know each other outside of work. 
Here are the details – we hope you can make it!
Where: The Aulde Dubliner, 62 William St, Ottawa, ON – http://www.heartandcrown.ca/dubliner.aspx
When: 13 May 2016, Friday after work – 1700hrs (fashionably late is ok too)
Parking: There are some paid parking lots around the downtown area and on the street
Bus: 3 minute walk from Rideau Centre
If you don’t have a designated driver or don’t want to drive or carpool – take the bus!
See OC Transpo quick planner
Everyone is welcome! Bring a spouse, friend or just yourself. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
 
If you can’t make it – check out the latest PSO news on our website!
Please forward this to anyone that I may have forgotten to include. Thank you.
 
Intellegere!
 
Dave Spurgeon
PSOA Eastern Ontario Representative
613-996-2429
 
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Chers Collègues,

L’été est à nos portes et c’est maintenant le moment de sortir et venir socialiser avec nos collègues OSP et membres de l’AOSP. En tant que votre représentant régional de l’association des officiers de sélection du personnel (AOSP) de l’Est de l’Ontario (RCN et Vallée de l’Outaouais), je vous invite cordialement à vous joindre à moi et plusieurs autres collègues au « The Aulde Dubliner », un pub du  à Centre-Ville d’Ottawa pour une soirée de divertissement. Encore une fois, ce sera une excellente occasion de socialiser et apprendre à se connaître les uns les autres en dehors du travail.

Voici les détails – nous espérons que vous y serez!

Où : The Aulde Dubliner, 62 Rue William, Ottawa, ON – http://www.heartandcrown.ca/dubliner.aspx
Quand : le 13 mai 2016, vendredi après travail – 17H00 (ceux en retard à cause la mode, c’est OK aussi)
Parking : Des stationnements payants sont disponibles dans les rues à proximité du pub
Bus : À 3 minutes de marche de la station centre Rideau

 
Si vous ne disposez pas d’un conducteur désigné ou ne voulez pas conduire ou covoiturage – prendre le bus!

Voir OCTranspo rapide planificateur
http://octranspo1.com/planificateur/planificateur

Tout le monde est le bienvenu! Amener votre conjoint, un ami ou tout simplement vous-même. Nous avons hâte de vous voir!

Si vous ne pouvez pas venir – vérifier les dernières nouvelles dans le monde des OSP sur notre site internet!

http://www.psel.org/

S’il vous plaît transmettre à quiconque que je peux avoir oublié d’inclure. Merci!

Intellegere!

Dave Spurgeon
représentant régional AOSP
613-996-2429

PSOA Ottawa Meet and Greet

Come out and socialize with your fellow PSOs in a non-retirement, mess dinner or official work setting.

Where: Lone Star Restaurant at St. Laurent – 1211 Lemieux St. (St. Laurent/417)

When: Thursday, September 11th, 1900hrs

Who: You and PSOs in the geographic locale (NCR, Petawawa, Kingston and Trenton)

Camp Eggers Kabul

Submitted by: Cdr Sarah McMillan

Camp Eggers Kabul – 07 Oct 2013

Capt Jonathan Gendron, Maj Rob Morrow & Cdr Sarah McMillan (From left to right), the last 3 PSOs serving in Op Attention take a rare moment of pause to proudly display the Personnel Selection Flag while Maj Morrow came from KAIA-N for a visit.

IMG_00001165The PSEL flag will be flown at Camp Eggers, one last time before it returns home with Capt Gendron who will hold the distinction of being the last PSO to serve as part of the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan as part of OP Attention.

 

 

 

 

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Camp Eggers, Kabul – le 07 oct 2013

Capt Jonathan Gendron, Maj Rob Morrow et Captf Sarah McMillan (de gauche à droite), les 3 derniers officiers de sélection du personnel (OSP) à servir en Afghanistan au cours de l’Op Attention, se permette un rare moment de répit afin d’arborer avec fierté le drapeau de la branche de Sélection du Personnel (S PERS), à l’occasion de la visite du Maj Morrow à partir de KAIA-N.

Le drapeau de S PERS sera hissé au camp Eggers une dernière fois avant son retour à la maison avec le Capt Gendron, qui se méritera la distinction d’avoir été le dernier OSP à servir parmi le contingent canadien en Afghanistan, au cours de l’Op Attention.

 

IMG_00001098Here is Capt Gendron, Organizer of the Camp Eggers’ last Terry Fox Run, holding the Terry Fox Banner for CCTMA, MGen Milner, to sign.

Ici nous voyons le Capt Gendron, organisateur de la dernière course Terry Fox du Camp Eggers, tenant la bannière Terry Fox afin de permettre au Mgen Milner (CCTMA) de la signer.