Former student reflects on his military career for ceremony.
at OP IMPACT
Major Adam Gushaty brought our Remembrance Day ceremony from diving into WW2 into present day by discussing his military career. Sharing his reflections such as, "Growing up in Drumheller helped me prepare for my tour in Kuwait," was part of his speech presented at our Remembrance Day Ceremony. In his 16 yr career he has had many promotions, and lived in 8 different places in Canada and worked on projects from coast to coast. Major Adam Gushaty grew up here in Drumheller and graduated from our former name of Drumheller Composite High School (DCHS) in 2002. Back then, he was on the basketball team, played a kicking saxophone, and loved adrenaline sports such as white water kayaking, mountain biking, motorcycles and Kraft dinner. Mr. Gushaty joined the Canadian Armed Forces and went to the Royal Military College of Canada where he continued to excel and his Squadron was awarded the opportunity to march past the Lt. Gov. at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa. In 2007, he graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program and proceeded to the year-long Aerospace Engineering trade training. Following his first assignment, he accepted an offer to become the youngest Canadian Armed Forces Aerospace Engineering Officer to attend Test Pilot School and become a Flight Test Engineer. His career has offered him the opportunity to work on, fly, hang out of and jump out of some of the most unique flying machines imaginable. Mr. Gushaty has just completed deployment with Canada's Operation IMPACT in the Middle East, where he spent 6 months living away from his beautiful wife and two amazing kids. Today, he continues to serve in Canada and it was our honor to include one of our own kiddos and have him share with us in this way. Lest We Forget!!