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Forty Years of Enjoyment

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Forty Years of Enjoyment

I had a tremendous career. I had such a variety of different sets of circumstances. I was quite content to remain a major. I was well treated and given a lot of freedom of action. General officers would search me out and give me problems to solve which were challenging and usually pretty unique and I enjoyed that. The hardest part for me was actually taking the uniform off. After forty plus years in uniform I had managed to accumulate enough injuries that I no longer met the universality of service so I was being medically released. We had not smoothed the transition as much as we have today and so it was a little bit more difficult to take the uniform off and try to figure out how to colour coordinate something which was a bit of a challenge to be frank. But on the whole my career was filled with challenging situations which I enjoyed. I never felt that I was given more than I could handle and it was always very rewarding to me personally to be able to serve with such a dedicated group of professionals.

Major Mac Culloch expresses his pleasure in his career with the military and how taking the uniform off was the hardest part.

Wayne Mac Culloch

Wayne Mac Culloch was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1953 and grew up in Quebec. He began his studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 18 and would serve as a military engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 40 years. During his long and varied career, Mr. Mac Culloch served across Canada and took part in three overseas deployments to the Balkans and one to Haiti before being medically discharged with the rank of major. Still having a passion to serve, he went on to work as a civilian employee with the Department of National Defence. Since 2004, Mr. Mac Culloch has volunteered his time and talents to help deliver the “Peace Module” during the Historica Encounters with Canada program in Ottawa. Week after week, he has engaged with youth from coast to coast and educated them about the sacrifices and achievements of Canadians who have served in uniform over the years.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
November 9, 2016
Person Interviewed:
Wayne Mac Culloch
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Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces

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