1. AFTER 31 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE MP BRANCH AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, CWO DENISE D’ASTOUS HAS DECIDED TO RETIRE. HER LAST WORKING DAY WILL BE 20 JANUARY, 2017.
2. CWO D’ASTOUS WAS BORN IN MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK AND JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN 1986. FOLLOWING GRADUATION FROM HER MILITARY POLICE COURSE, SHE WAS POSTED TO THE GUARDHOUSE IN CHATHAM, NEW BRUNSWICK, WHERE SHE MET HER HUSBAND, MICHEL. SHE THEN PROCEEDED TO FOLLOW HIM TO COLD LAKE, ALBERTA AND MOOSE JAW SASKATCHEWAN. CWO D’ASTOUS WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE BEEN POSTED AS 2IC AND DETACHMENT COMMANDER WITH THE MILITARY POLICE SECURITY SERVICES IN LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. RETURNING TO CANADA, SHE WAS POSTED TO HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA WHERE SHE WAS EMPLOYED AT THREE DIFFERENT UNITS; THE GUARD HOUSE, THE CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE AND THE CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL COUNTER INTELLIGENCE UNIT. DURING HER TIME IN HALIFAX, SHE DEPLOYED TO BOSNIA AS THE DETACHMENT COMMANDER WITH THE CFNIS AND TWICE TO AFGHANISTAN WITH THE CFNCIU. IN 2010, SHE WAS PROMOTED TO MASTER WARRANT OFFICER AND WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES MILITARY POLICE ACADEMY. IN 2013, SHE ATTENDED SECOND LANGUAGE TRAINING IN BORDEN. SHE THEN ASSUMED THE ROLE OF THE UNIT SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE CFNCIU IN OTTAWA. IN 2015, SHE WAS PROMOTED TO CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER AND WAS POSTED INTO THE POSITION OF THE MILITARY POLICE SENIOR CAREER MANAGER.
3. CWO D’ASTOUS, MICHEL AND THEIR DAUGHTER, SAMANTHA WILL REMAIN IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION WHERE DENISE WILL ENJOY SOME DOWN TIME.
4. CWO D’ASTOUS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED HER THROUGH HER CAREER AND IS FOREVER APPRECIATIVE FOR ALL THE FRIENDS SHE HAS MADE. SHE JOINED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AND IS GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT SHE WAS GIVEN. A RETIREMENT BOOK IS BEING PREPARED. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, BEST WISHES, CAREER ANECDOTES AND PHOTOS CAN BE FORWARDED TO MWO LAMBERT AT STEVE.LAMBERT@FORCES.GC.CA
Article by CWO Crystal Krammer, CFMPA
Greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Home of the Branch - the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy!
Since our last submission, we have been extremely busy ensuring that we provide the best learning environment and instruction to our students. The past four months has seen us graduate a Close Protection Officer Course (CPOC); Force Protection Officer Course (FPOC); QL5A Course; Military Police Investigators Course (MPIC); QL3 course; and hosted a Problem Based Learning (PBL) course at our new facility.
Photo above: QL5 Course 1603, graduated on our first real snow storm of the season (9 Dec 2016) so we thought it would only be fitting to capture this as a class photo. This course was the very first QL3 course that the Cmdt of the Academy (LCol Battista) had put through during his tenure as the CFMPA Cmdt.
The CFMPA held the Red Beret ceremony on 12 Dec 16, and we were honoured to have MCpl Klein, (2 CER Petawawa) attend and read the poem “I wear the Red Beret”. MCpl Klein is the author of the poem and wrote it upon the request of his brother Padre Klein after the death of Matt Dinning and Randy Payne. The emotional delivery of the poem was truly felt by all and the staff and students were grateful for the opportunity to have him attend the event. The Red Beret Ceremony also saw the return of two of our CWOs who had been selected for key appointments within the greater CAF. CPO1 Syl Bolduc and CWO Necole Belanger attended the ceremony and assisted in presenting the red berets to the QL3 course.
QL3 Course 1602, graduated on 13 Dec 2016. This was the first graduation in the history of the branch where all elemental Commanders granted permission for the parading members and those MP in attendance to wear the red beret while dressed in parade dress (1As). We had 79 proud young men and woman on parade; and all parade positions were filled by students. The parade was quite remarkable and the students proudly represented in front of one of the largest contingents of family and friends the academy has witnessed (well over 350).
Upcoming in 2017
Once the Christmas holidays are behind us the CFMPA will be in full swing once again. Our next QL3 course will be significantly smaller in numbers with only one platoon. Under a new initiative to strengthen the ties between students and veterans we are going to trial a mentorship program where the platoon will be named after a veteran. The veteran selected will then attend the Academy approximately four times throughout the course and will sit and talk with the students for around 30 mins each visit. We are also going to trial this for the MPOC course.
The names of the two veterans selected for the upcoming courses will be announced in the new year once we have notified them. Should you be interested in taking on the role of a mentor for a future course please contact John Corbett, Bob Smith, Wayne Kendall; or Bob Thomas. They will then send the names to the Academy for selection.
On behalf of LCol Battista and all members of the CFMPA we wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy happy and prosperous New Year.
Until next time,
1. AFTER 28 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS OF LOYAL, DEDICATED AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN FORCES MILITARY POLICE BRANCH, THE CAF AND CANADA, CAPT MARC BABINEAU WILL RETIRE AND TRANSITION INTO A NEW CAREER IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
2. ORIGINALLY FROM EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CAPT BABINEAU ENROLLED INTO THE CAF ON 2 DEC 1988 WITH THE 1ST BATTALION, ROYAL NEW BRUNSWICK REGIMENT (CARLTON AND YORK) WHERE HE ATTAINED THE RANK OF SGT BEFORE TRANSFERING TO THE REGULAR FORCE ON 21 NOV 1996, WHERE HE WAS POSTED TO THE 3rd BATTALION, ROYAL 22ND REGIMENT. DURING HIS TIME IN THE INFANTRY, CAPT BABINEAU WAS PART OF THE UN SUPPORT MSN HAITI IN PORT-AU-PRINCE FROM APR TO OCT 97. IN 2000, HE DECIDED TO MAKE A CAREER CHANGE AND RECLASSIFIED TO THE MILITARY POLICE. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS QL3, HE WAS POSTED TO SAINT-JEAN. IN 2003, HE WAS ACCEPTED TO THE UTPNCM PLAN AND PROMOTED TO OCDT.
3. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS MILITARY POLICE OFFICER COURSE IN 2005, CAPT BABINEAU WAS POSTED TO 5 MPU IN SAINT-JEAN, QUEBEC WHERE HE STAYED UNTIL 2006. AFTER WHICH, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES PROVOST MARSHAL AND SUBSEQUENTLY, THE CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE UNTIL 2009. IN 2009, CAPT BABINEAU WAS POSTED TO CANADIAN FORCES SUPPORT UNIT OTTAWA WHERE HE SERVED AS THE POL OPS UNTIL HIS DEPLOYMENT TO TF AFGHANISTAN REGIONAL TRAINING CENTRE KANDAHAR AS THE DEPUTY FROM AUG 10 TO JUL 11. IN 2011, CAPT BABINEAU RETURNED TO 5 MPU AS THE OC OF 5 MP COY. IN 2012, HE WAS POSTED TO 5 ASG SAINT-JEAN IN THE POSITION OF ACTING COORDINATOR FOR THE BASE COMMANDER AND OPS O. IN 2014, HE RETURNED TO 5 MPU WHERE HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DEPLOYED ON OP IMPACT ROTO 2 AS THE DEPUTY PROVOST MARSHAL FROM DEC 15 TO JUL 16. UPON HIS RETURN, HE WAS POSTED TO HIS CURRENT POSITION AT THE MILITARY POLICE SERVICES GROUP HEADQUARTERS.
4. FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT, CAPT BABINEAU WILL REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA TO ENJOY HIS NEW CAREER IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR.
5. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, STORIES AND PHOTOS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME AND MAY BE SENT TO LT(N) S LEITCH AT SUSAN.LEITCH@FORCES.GC.CA. ADDRESSEES ARE REQUESTED TO GIVE THIS MESSAGE THE WIDEST POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION THROUGHTOUT THEIR ORGANIZATION
18 December 1950
The first contingent of Canadians, including the newly formed 25 Provost Detachment, arrive in Pusan for combat in the Korean war. That unit would form 1 Commonwealth Division Provost Company, the only integrated unit of its kind in the Allied Forces.
Investigator, Security Incidents Management and Awareness
We are looking to hire three to four investigators on casual term to work within the Security and Emergency Management Sector of the department, PSPC.
Acting/Assignment AS-04 – Investigator, Security Incidents Management and Awareness
Anticipated number of positions that may be staffed with this advertised process: 3
Intent / Result of this mini-process: A pool of qualified candidates may be established from this process for rotational basis.
Location: Place du Portage III, Gatineau, QC
Duration: Four (4) months less a day with a possibility of extension
The requirements for this position are as follows:
* Experience in the application and interpretation of the Policy on Government Security and Standard on Security Screening
* Experience in conducting administrative investigations
* Experience in conducting interviews
* Experience in providing advice, guidance and recommendations on complex issues to management.
* Experience in liaising with internal and external stakeholders
* Ability to communicate effectively orally
* Ability to communicate effectively in writing
* Ability to prepare reports, correspondence and/or communication tools
* Ability to plan and organize work, to set priorities to meet deadlines
* Effective interpersonal skills
* Attention to detail
Bilingual Imperative - Level: BBB / BBB
Security level: Secret
Please note that asset qualifications may be invoked at any time during the selection process, including the screening stage.
* Knowledge of security investigation methodologies
* Previous work experience as a Security Analyst
I invite all whose substantive level is AS-02 or higher to express their interest by sending your CV by e-mail to email@example.com
Richard Molloy, CD CRM
Nous cherchons à embaucher de trois à quatre enquêteurs occasionnels pour travailler dans le secteur de la sécurité et de la gestion des urgences du département, SPAC
Affectation/nomination intérimaire AS-04 – Enquêteur, Gestion des incidents de sécurité et sensibilisation
Secteur de la sécurité et de la gestion des urgences
Nombre anticipé de postes qui peuvent être dotés avec ce processus: 3
Finalité/Résultat de ce mini-processus : Un bassin de candidat(e)s qualifié(e)s pourrait être établit à partir de ce processus pour une base de rotation d’affectation.
Emplacement : Place du Portage III, Gatineau, QC
Durée: quatre (4) mois un jour avec possibilité d’extension
Les qualifications requises pour cette position sont les suivantes :
* Expérience de l'application et de l'interprétation de la Politique sur la sécurité du gouvernement et la norme sur le filtrage de sécurité
* Expérience dans la conduite d'enquêtes administratives
* Expérience dans la conduite d'entrevues
* Expérience de la fourniture de conseils, d'orientations et de recommandations sur des questions complexes à la direction
* Expérience de la liaison avec les parties prenantes internes et externes
* Capacité de communiquer efficacement à l’oral
* Capacité de communiquer efficacement par écrit
* Capacité à préparer des rapports, de la correspondance et / ou des outils de communication
* Capacité à planifier et à organiser le travail, à établir des priorités pour respecter les délais
* Bonnes relations interpersonnelles
* Souci du détail
Exigences linguistiques: Bilingue Impératif BBB / BBB
Niveau de sécurité : Secret
Veuillez noter que les qualifications constituant un atout peuvent être invoquées à tout moment pendant le processus de sélection, y compris la phase de sélection.
* Connaissance des méthodes d'enquête de sécurité
* Expérience de travail antérieure en tant qu'analyste de sécurité
J’inviterais tous qui détiennent un niveau substantif AS-02 ou supérieur à démontrer leur intérêt pour cette opportunité à nous envoyer leur CV par courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Molloy, CD CRM
The Public Service of Canada is advertising some job opportunities that may be of interest to the MP community.
The links below will take you to an external site.
10 December 1939
No. 1 Provost Company (RCMP), which had formed in Rockliffe, ON, set sail to Great Britain to act as the military police for the First Canadian Infantry Division. These MP would form the nucleus of the first formation which would later become the Canadian Provost Corps.
Shortly after Canada's declaration of war on September 9th, 1939, the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recommended to the Canadian Minister of Justice that a "Provost" company be formed from RCMP volunteers and used to provide military police support to 1 Canadian Infantry Division, the first expeditionary element to be deployed overseas since World War 1. This unit, designated No. 1 Provost Company (RCMP), was the first of several military companies that would be formed and mobilized throughout the following months.
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“The bravest warriors are the children of Thunderbird. Qolos, the younger brother of Thunderbird, lives in heaven and flew down to become the ancestor of the Lalelamin of the Nimkish and also of the Wiwomasgem and the Sisemle. The daughters of Thunderbird found a box drifting in the sea and one of them married the man who was hidden in the box and later taught him to wear an eagle skin so that he could fly and learn to catch whales like the Thunderbird. Thunderbird has endowed his people with great gifts which are theirs for evermore. He appeared to the Qexsem as a person with a face like a bird called Kwakunxbalisela (Thunderbird – at End of World) and gave them supernatural gifts which included the ability to look into the soul of men”.
(As published in The Thunderbird Journal, Summer 1983)