RETIREMENT – CDR SARAH K. MCMILLAN

UNCLAS

SUBJ: RETIREMENT – CDR SARAH K. MCMILLAN PSEL
1. AFTER MORE THAN 25 YEARS LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, CDR SARAH MCMILLAN WILL BE RETIRING 15 JAN 16
2. SARAH ENROLLED AT THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES RECRUITING CENTRE IN OTTAWA ON 28 JUNE 1990 AS A MARS OFFICER. SHE ATTENDED BOTH COLLEGE MILITAIRE ROYAL DE ST-JEAN AND ROYAL ROADS MILITARY COLLEGE IN VICTORIA, GRADUATING IN 1995. SHE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED MARS
TRAINING IN 1997 BEFORE ACCEPTING AN OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO PERSONNEL SELECTION (PSEL). SHE TRAINED AS A PSO IN HALIFAX AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY SELECTED FOR POST-GRADUATE TRAINING AT SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY WHERE SHE EARNED MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY IN 2001
3. AS A MARS OFFICER SARAH SERVED IN HMC SHIPS ORIOLE, YUKON, MIRAMICHI, PRESERVER, VILLE DE QUEBEC, ATHABASKAN AND IROQUOIS, PRIOR TO BECOMING A LANDLUBBER. AS A PSEL OFFICER SHE HAS SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA IN KINGSTON, AS GROUP PSO IN CFB BORDEN, FORMATION PSO IN HALIFAX, AND HAS COMPLETED SEVERAL PERSONNEL AND RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS IN THE NCR. SHE CITES HER DEPLOYMENT TO KABUL IN 2013 AS SENIOR HR ADVISOR TO THE AFGHAN ARMY AS A CAREER HIGHLIGHT, BUT THAT IS LIKELY ONLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT SHE NEVER GOT TO VISIT A FOREIGN PORT WITH ME
4. SARAH IS COMPLETING HER CAREER BACK WHERE IT BEGAN, WORKING FOR THE RCN IN OUR NATION S CAPITAL. SARAH HAS ACCEPTED EMPLOYMENT WITH A PRIVATE FIRM AND WILL BE REMAINING IN OTTAWA WITH HER HUSBAND ANDREW, HER THREE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS AND HER EXTENDED FAMILY
5. SARAH HAS DECLINED A FORMAL DWD BUT A PRIVATE LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD TO SAY FAREWELL AND HONOUR HER YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE

6. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, SALTY DIPS, ANECDOTES, AND BEST WISHES CAN BE FORWARDED TO CDR RAMONA BURKE AT RAMONA.BURKE(AT)FORCES.GC.CA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *