Retirements – 11287 BOB MARTINELL & 11920 Danny McInnis (again)

11287 BOB MARTINELL, OMM, CD – CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEERS

1. AFTER 41 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE LCOL MARTINELL RETIRES FROM THE CAF ON 18 JANUARY 2014.

2. LCOL BOB (MARTI) MARTINELL JOINED THE CAF IN 1972 GRADUATING FROM LE COLLEGE MILITAIRE ROYAL DE SAINT-JEAN (1977). HE ACHIEVED TWO MASTERS DEGREES (KINGS COLLEGE OF LONDON AND RMC) AND ATTENDED THE TECH STAFF COURSE IN SHRIVENHAM (1985). CAREER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE JUMP COURSE (1976), POSTINGS TO 5E GENIE (1978-80), QG 5E GROUPE-BRIGADE (1980-82) AND COMMAND OF 22 FD SQN (4 ESR) (1990-92), A TOUR IN CYPRUS WITH 3E R22ER (1979), POSTINGS TO CE GAGETOWN (PROD O 1982-84), CFRETS (G4/TSO 1996-98) AND CFSTG (G3/SSO OPS 2004-07) IN BORDEN, CFC TORONTO (DDLS 1998-2000) AND ITS EQUIVALENT (JSCSC) AT THE UK DEFENCE ACADEMY SHRIVENHAM (DS 2007-10). HE ENJOYED POSTINGS IN OTTAWA WITH ADM(POL) (DG POL COORD/DESP/DGAA/DCAG 1994-96), ADM(MAT) DGLEM (DCMEM 4-4 1986-89), DGMEO/DMEP (1989) AND ADM(IE) (SO AND IE COORD 1992-94) AND IN BELGIUM WITH SHAPE J5 POLICY MONS (SECY SHAPE/EU TASK FORCE 2000-04) AND THE JOINT DELEGATION OF CANADA AT NATO HQ BRUSSELS (DCO/SSO COORD CANMILREP 2010-13).

3. CATHY AND BOB ARE RETIRING IN BARRIE TO BE CENTRAL TO THE FAMILIES OF THEIR FOUR CHILDREN: KELLY, JENNIFER, CHRISTINA AND ROBIN – CURRENTLY SPREAD FROM OROMOCTO TO CALGARY. THEY INTEND TO TRAVEL TO VISIT FAMILY AND THEIR MANY FRIENDS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MASTER THEIR VARIOUS HOBBIES INCLUDING THEIR NEW HOUSE.

4. THE NEW YEAR S CHASER. A RETIREMENT FUNCTION WILL BE HELD 10 JANUARY 2014 AT THE ARMY OFFICERS OTTAWA MESS, 1600 – 1730 HRS. DRESS OF THE DAY/APPROPRIATE CIVILIAN ATTIRE. THERE IS NO COVER CHARGE. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED AND A PAY-AS-YOU-GO BAR WILL BE AVAILABLE.

5. PLEASE CONFIRM ATTENDANCE PRIOR TO 10 DECEMBER 2013 BY EMAIL WITH MAJOR MARK PHILLIPS AT THIS ADDRESS

[email protected], 613-995-4051.

6. ANECDOTES MAY BE SENT TO MAJOR PHILLIPS BY 3 JANUARY 2014 BY EMAIL.

 

11287 BOB MARTINELL, OMM, CD – GENIE MILITAIRE CANADIEN

1. APRES PLUS DE 41 ANS DE SERVICE, LE LCOL MARTINELL PREND SA RETRAITE DES FAC LE 18 JANVIER 2014.

2. LE LCOL BOB (MARTI) MARTINELL S EST ENROLÉ DANS LES FAC EN 1972 ET FUT DIPLÔME DU COLLEGE MILITAIRE ROYAL DE SAINT-JEAN (1977). IL A OBTENU DEUX DIPLOMES DE MAITRISE (KINGS COLLEGE DE LONDON ET LE RMC) ET A SUIVI LE COURS D ETAT-MAJOR TECHNIQUE DE IN SHRIVENHAM (1985). CERTAINS POINTS FORTS DE SA CARRIERE FURENT LE COURS DE PARACHUTISME (1976), DES AFFECTATIONS AU 5E REGIMENT DE GENIE DE COMBAT (1978-80), AU QG 5E GROUPE-BRIGADE (1980-82) ET LE COMMANDEMENT DU 22 ESC DE CAMPAGNE (4 ESR) (1990-92), UNE PERIODE A CHYPRE AVEC LE 3E R22ER (1979), DES AFFECTATIONS AU GC DE GAGETOWN, (PROD O 1982-84), AU SREIFC (G4/O SVC TECH 1996-98) ET AU GISFC (G3/OSEM OPS 2004-07) A BORDEN, CFC TORONTO (DDLS 1998-2000) ET LE POSTE EQUIVALENT (JSCSC) A L ACADEMIE DE DEFENSE DU RU A SHRIVENHAM (PI 2007-10). IL A EU LE PLAISIR D AFFECTATIONS A OTTAWA AVEC SMA (POL) (DG COORD POL/DPES/DGAA/DRGA 1994-96), SMA(MAT) DGGTM (DMTGM 4-4 1986-89), DGGMO/DPGM (1989) AND SMA(IE) (OEM ET COORD IE 1992-94) ET EN BELGIQUE AVEC LE J5 POLITIQUES A MONS (SECR SHAPE/GROUPE DE TRAVAIL DE L EU 2000-04) ET A LA DELEGATION CONJOINTE CANADIENNE DU CANADA AT AU QG DE L OTAN A BRUXELLES (CMDT A/OSEM COORD REPMILCAN 2010-13).

3. CATHY ET BOB RETOURNENT A BARRIE POUR SE RETROUVER AU CENTRE DES FAMILLES DE LEURS QUATRE ENFANTS : KELLY, JENNIFER, CHRISTINA AND ROBIN – PRESENTEMENT EPARPILLES ENTRE OROMOCTO ET CALGARY. ILS ONT L INTENTION DE VOYAGER POUR VISITER LA FAMILLE ET LEURS NOMBREUX AMIS TOUT EN ESSAYANT DE PERFECTIONNER LEURS DIVERS PASSE-TEMPS, INCLUANT LEUR NOUVELLE MAISON.

4. POUR MIEUX DIGERER LE NOUVEL AN, UNE SOIREE AURA LIEU LE 10 JANVIER 2014 POUR SOULIGNER LA RETRAITE; ELLE AURA LIEU AU MESS DES OFFICIERS DE L ARMEE A OTTAWA, DE 16:00 A 17:30. TENUE DU JOUR OU TENUE CIVILE APPROPRIEE. PAS DE PRIX D ENTREE. LA NOURRITURE SERA OFFERTE, ET UN BAR PAYANT SERA DISPONIBLE.

5. VEUILLEZ CONFIRMER VOTRE PRESENCE AVANT LE 10 DECEMBRE 2013 PAR COURRIEL AU MAJOR MARK PHILLIPS A L ADRESSE [email protected], 613-995-4051, BB 613-808-5113.

6. LES ANECDOTES PEUVENT ETRE ENVOYEES AU MAJOR PHILLIPS D ICI LE 3 JANVIER 2014 PAR COURRIEL.

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11920 Danny McInnis accepted a Forces Retirement Program (FRP) retirement from the Canadian Forces in 1995 after 21 years and with the rank of Major.

His last posting was to Air Command Headquarters where, at the time of his retirement, he was the Senior Staff Officer Plans. He and his wife moved from Winnipeg and they built their retirement home in her birth place of Drum Head, Nova Scotia in 1995.

After a three-year hiatus, Danny began a second career at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, first as a technology manager and later as the Associate Registrar. For nearly four of the fifteen years that he worked for StFX, he held the positions of Acting or Interim Registrar.

He recently accepted an early retirement from the University and is now officially retired in Drum Head.

11920 Danny McInnis

Drum Head, NS