The Maine Warden Service has announced that Corporal Mike Joy has been selected to replace a sergeant vacancy created by the recent promotion of Lt. Dan Menard in Aroostook County. Here’s their announcement.
Corporal Joy began his career with the Maine Warden Service in 1993 and has patrolled districts ranging from Daaquam to Kittery, arguably the least and most populated areas of Maine. In 2009, Corporal Joy was promoted from game warden to Corporal to lead the Maine Warden Service Dive Team. Corporal Joy’s service to the MWS Dive Team has been nothing short of exemplary. During his tenure, Corporal Joy secured grants for a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle, Underwater Dive Computers, Ambient Breathing Valves for AGA Masks, and a new dive boat. Corporal Joy’s strong leadership has resulted in a team that operates with a high level of expertise and professionalism. The team is often used as a model for other states across the United States.
In addition to the Dive Team, Corporal Joy has served as a Field Training Officer, Color Guard member, and is currently the Division A (southern Maine) Airboat Team Leader. The experience Corporal Joy has gained over his 25-plus-years of service will serve his section well as he starts the next chapter of his career. Corporal Joy currently resides in the Kittery district with his wife and two sons. Corporal Joy will begin as the Section 15 Sergeant on December 30th, 2018. Please join us in congratulating Corporal Joy…well done!