‘Because the deputy director of Fight Operations, he utilized his appreciable tactical acumen and excellent management abilities in overseeing air operations in 4 theatres concurrently, ensuing within the collapse of the bodily ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria’
On Thursday, June 24, in the course of the go to to 22 Wing, the Appearing Chief of the Defence Workers, Lieutenant-Normal Wayne Eyre offered Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Oldford, 21 Aerospace Management & Warning Squadron Commanding Officer, with the Chief of Defence Workers Commendation.
The Chief of the Defence Workers (CDS) Commendation is awarded to acknowledge deeds or actions past the demand of regular obligation.
“When Lieutenant-Normal Eyre visited 22 Wing in June, I used to be each shocked and humbled to obtain the Chief of Defence Workers Commendation,” mentioned Oldford in a information launch. ” Whereas deployed because the deputy director of Fight Operations in Qatar I wasn’t alone. Mission success relied on the robust help system of occupation and succesful personnel who served throughout the Mixed Aerospace Operations Centre, however extra importantly the unbelievable help system I may depend on again at residence.”
Eyre and his employees, together with the Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer Gilles Gregoire, visited 22 Wing Canadian Forces Base in North Bay to get familiarized with the Canadian Air Defence Sector operation, points and present occasions, and to fulfill the wing and squadron command groups.
Oldford joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1994 as an Infantry Reservist with the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders.
In 2002, he transferred to the Common Power as an Aerospace Management Officer by way of the Common Officer Coaching Program.
Following completion of preliminary Aerospace Management Officer Coaching, Oldford was posted to 21 Aerospace Management and Warning Squadron, 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay, as a Weapons Director and later a Senior Director throughout the Canadian Air Defence Sector. In 2010, then, Captain Oldford was chosen to deploy on Operation ATHENA in Afghanistan with the 1e Battalion, Royale 22e Regiment Battle Group as a member of the Tactical Air Management Occasion. The Battle Group TACP was accountable for delivering air help to floor forces throughout the Canadian Process Power space of operations.
Following a difficult and rewarding 9 months, Lt.-Col. Oldford returned to Canada and was posted to the Air-Land Integration Cell because the Nationwide TACP Requirements Officer throughout the Canadian Military Doctrine and Coaching Centre in Kingston, to proceed to solidify the Joint Terminal Assault Controller and TACP capabilities throughout the CAF.
Following his time with the Canadian Military, Lt.-Col. Oldford was promoted to Main and posted to five Wing Goose Bay, NL because the Wing Operations Officer. Throughout the next three years Oldford had the privilege of working alongside a proud and numerous neighborhood of Labradoreans and Indigenous peoples throughout the remoted space of Labrador and northern Quebec.
Lt.-Col. Oldford attended the Joint Command and Workers Programme on the Canadian Forces School. Upon commencement, he was posted to Ottawa to function Government Assistant to Chief Fighter Functionality at Nationwide Defence Headquarters.
In November 2018, upon promotion to his present rank, Oldford was chosen to deploy on Operation FOUNDATION to the US Mixed Air and Area Operations Centre at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar because the Deputy Director, Fight Operations Division. Throughout this deployment, the CAOC Fight Operations Division contributed air help to operations finally resulting in the collapse of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria bodily caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
It was throughout this deployment that Lt.-Col Oldford distinguished himself, which result in receiving the Chief of the Defence Workers Commendation.
The commendation reads:
From December 2018 to Could 2019, Lieutenant-Colonel Oldford was deployed as a part of Process Power Central to the 609th Mixed Aerospace Operations Heart in Qatar. Because the deputy director of Fight Operations, he utilized his appreciable tactical acumen and excellent management abilities in overseeing air operations in 4 theatres concurrently, ensuing within the collapse of the bodily ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria. His efforts immediately contributed vital operational results to coalition operations in essentially the most dynamic and sophisticated theatre on the earth.
Following this deployment, Lt.-Col. Oldford was posted again to Ottawa to the North American Aerospace Protection Command (NORAD) Ahead Aspect, a liaison workplace for NORAD HQ inside NDHQ. Then, on June 26, 2020, he was posted to 22 Wing, as soon as once more, this time because the 21 Aerospace Management & Warning Squadron Commanding Officer.
Lt.-Col. Oldford holds a Bachelor of Laptop Science from the College of New Brunswick, in addition to a Masters of Science (Arithmetic) and a Masters of Protection Research from the Royal Army School. Lt.-Col. Oldford is married to Anita Oldford (nee O’Neill) initially from Glace Bay, NS and so they have two stunning daughters, Kandace and Jenna.