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Showcase: Major-General (ret’d) Ed Fitch
Born and raised in Montréal, Québec, Ed Fitch enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in September 1966 and earned a degree in Civil Engineering at Collège Militaire Royal (St Jean) / Royal Military College (Kingston).
After commissioning in 1971 he had the usual variety of junior officer postings in Construction Engineering, Combat Engineering, and teaching at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC. Fitch was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his work in the Former Yugoslavia facilitating the NATO entry into that theatre. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Military Merit in June 1999.