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June Smart MNOWC Region 4 Photo.JPG
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June Smart (nee Hazell) was born in Camp Shilo, Manitoba. At the age of 17, June was recruited to the Primary Reserves on 5 May 1974 by the Chief Clerk, none other than, Sergeant Fred Hazell (her Father) and became an active member of the 49 th Field Regiment located in Sault Ste Marie ON. In fact, Sergeant Hazell had three Clerks employed with him at the Unit who just happened to be his three daughters. While at the Regiment she accepted a variety of employment opportunities including CMAHQ in Toronto in support of the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. While employed at CMAHQ she was nominated and received the Queens Jubilee Medal and attained the rank of Sergeant.

In keeping with family tradition, June proudly transferred to the Regular Force on 16 November 1978 as a Private (Trained) and remained in Toronto as a Clerk at the Central Medical Board in DCIEM where she was promoted to Corporal in May 1980. She was posted in June 1982 to 740 Communication Squadron Detachment in Chilliwack and received her Master Corporal appointment upon arrival. In June 1986 she accepted a position at Canadian Forces Europe Headquarters in Lahr and was promoted two years later to Sergeant and was transferred to Base Supply in Lahr as the Chief Clerk. Her adventure in Europe concluded in July 1991 when she was posted to 1 Field Ambulance in Calgary as the Chief Clerk.

In July 1993, she was posted to Ottawa as a Student at the Canadian Forces Language School to learn French and was appropriately posted to the Director General Official Languages in Ottawa one year later. In June 1997, she was transferred to 76 Communication Group as the Chief Clerk and was subsequently promoted to Warrant Officer in September 1998 and transferred to Director General Financial Services/ Financial Management Accounting System (FMAS) project as an end-user Trainer.

In June 2001, she deployed for a one-year tour as the Chief Clerk and Platoon Warrant Officer at United Nations Disengagement Observation Force Golan Heights. Following a tumultuous yet rewarding year for all Camp Ziouani staff, June returned to Ottawa in July 2002 as the Chief
Clerk at J2/Director General Intelligence Division. On 1 September 2005 she was promoted to
the rank of Master Warrant Officer.

Throughout her career June was extremely active with Military sports programs. She was a
member of the Regional Badminton Team and a member of the Regional and National
Volleyball and Softball Teams at various levels. June was fortunate enough to win
championships and awards on behalf of the units she served including many individual

In July 2010, after a 36 year career June took her release from the military and retired in
Thessalon ON where she resides with her husband Terry and lives close to her three sisters. June accepted the position in Region 4 as the Woman’s Representative on the North Channel Council and served from 2014-2018. She is a proud member of the MNO Veteran’s Council and was awarded the Louis Riel medal and certificate in August 2015. She is currently the MNOWC
Region 4 Representative and is proud of her Métis heritage.

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