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Re: Military honours handed out days before Remembrance Day
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2010, 10:09:00 »
One of the senior officer honoured on the list deserves it for his work in Haiti. I can tell you that the man is really switched on, has very good knowledge of the country and to be in charge of 5000 people from different forces isn't an easy job. Col Girard from CANOSCOM is the person am talking about ( signals officer )

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Re: Military honours handed out days before Remembrance Day
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2010, 10:40:44 »
There is also a member from this site who was honoured as well.
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Re: Military honours handed out days before Remembrance Day
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2010, 00:47:21 »
While the GG noted much about Afghanistan, it was not all about Afghanistan; both His Excellency and the CDS addressed the full spectrum of operations and support activities within which the recipients were involved in.  E.g., the full crew of RESCUE 903 is on the MSM list, a Capt (the aircraft commander), a Major (the co-pilot), a MCpl flight engineer and a MCpl SAR Tech - a variety of ranks due to the composition of the crew involved in the resuce.  That represents a 50/50% officer/NCM MSM split for those who appear to focus on the rank, vice the accomplishments of the recipients.  What, no complaints about the 100% "sweep" of the MMV awards by NCMs?  Notice how petty it would sound asking that question?  Should we somehow deduce that officers do not act valorously since they don't often receive MMVs?  Aside from a nominatively associated rank within the Order of Military Merit, there is no such restriction/limitation/proponency to rank within the GoC's meritorious decoration structure.

Infanteer noted some of the issues perhaps in the structure of the awards that may lead to differences in nomination/identification of individual contributions.  As an MSM recipient myself, I am humbled by many fellow recipients for whom I believe recognition should have in fact been for a higher degree (MSC or MMV...Sgt(Ret'd) Joe Brink comes to mind.)  I also put great credence in awards that some folks appear not to appreciate (or understand) as much as I feel they should; Mention-in-Dispatches being such an award. 

Apparently it isn't enough for some folks simply to appreciate the accomplishments for what they are, in many cases not only of the recipients, but also for others who often contributed to the overall meritorious achievements.

Question, how many of those critiquing the award distribution here, have previously nominated a deserving individual or team in their own organization for a similar or related meritorious award?  I have done so; seeing some success, but also being frustrated at seeing others I though quite deserving not be recognized.  I can't explain why some of those nominated were not recognized, but I feel "the system" (i.e. us) is working hard to recognize the numerous CF personnel who, with great devotion, work above and beyond expectations and make the CF a truly great organization within which to serve our country.

Perhaps, until there is an award for statistical prowess, we could leave out categorical convolutions that have the potential to detract from the intent of the original recognition?

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Re: Military honours handed out days before Remembrance Day
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2010, 07:19:58 »
I also put great credence in awards that some folks appear not to appreciate (or understand) as much as I feel they should; Mention-in-Dispatches being such an award. 

I've had people ask if my MiD was the new maple leafs for the rotation bar...   ???

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Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2011, 17:41:24 »
Well it's nice to see the area is getting recognition now.

Actually, having worked the H&A side, the system is getting a lot better now in terms of how things are recognized.  The GCS-GCM / OSM structure of service medals makes for timely yet distinct recognition of operational service (and repeated tours).  Our framework for recognizing Valour and Meritorious service is sound.  I think, in general, the system is a lot better understood and utilized than it was 5 years ago and we owe it to ourselves to make all efforts to recognize our solid performers.

What I'd still like to see is:

1.  A revamp of the Mention-in-Dispatches to cover the ground between the Meritorious Service Medal and the CDS Commendation.  This would include perhaps changing it from a device on a ribbon to an actual independent insignia.  Have approval authority as the CDS (vice Government House, although I think this was done with the M-i-D) and target it at "exceptional acts of leadership or initiative while on operations".  Right now, we have lots of guys deserving of some sort of operational recognition for excellent work in theater but the "brings honour or distinction to Canada" bill is harder to fit for a MCpl/Sgt/Lt type at the low levels then it is for a CWO or a LCol - hence why MSM/MSCs are tended to be awarded to senior ranks whose service is more visible.

2.  A system to ensure a quicker turn around from submission to award.  Right now, things tend to take 9-15 months.  When we have something bad to deal with, things tend to get done within 30 days, but for some reason, we're content to let recognition of our best stretch out over months.  Either a regimented system of admin timings for paperwork (with hard dates for committees) or a direct line to the award OPI from a specific level (essentially skipping some levels of the chain) are possible solutions.

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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2011, 18:17:57 »
What I meant by area was the physical area of operations.  We spent a solid three months there doing the job for no recognition as would be the case now as it has some value. 

On the recognition of valour, I like the more timely speed the Americans use for the lessor awards at times.  Being awarded the medal in the field or soon thereafter, with your mates present would mean more to me than a trip to Rideau Hall a year or two later in front of strangers and the like, were I being recognized.  I could understand for the higher awards, VC, SMV etc a more lengthy process would be required to ensure quality control. 
I'm just like the CAF, I seem to have retention issues.

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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2011, 18:27:23 »
On the recognition of valour, I like the more timely speed the Americans use for the lessor awards at times.  Being awarded the medal in the field or soon thereafter, with your mates present would mean more to me than a trip to Rideau Hall a year or two later in front of strangers and the like, were I being recognized.  I could understand for the higher awards, VC, SMV etc a more lengthy process would be required to ensure quality control.

Totally agree - I had guys getting M-i-Ds in Afghanistan while on tour their for their second tour....

Perhaps my proposal (1) would fit the bill for your comment.  Something like CO does letter, forwarded to TF Comd for minute, forwarded to CDS who minutes letter and approves presentation in theater.  30 days from flash to bang allows for quality control and the like.
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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2011, 18:34:40 »
It would be a start in the right direction, that's for sure.
I'm just like the CAF, I seem to have retention issues.

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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2011, 18:56:59 »
Perhaps my proposal (1) would fit the bill for your comment.  Something like CO does letter, forwarded to TF Comd for minute, forwarded to CDS who minutes letter and approves presentation in theater.  30 days from flash to bang allows for quality control and the like.
I would just like to see a system where nominations just kept moving forward.  If a formation or command level board decides that an individual deserves a different honour or award than the nomination suggests, that nomination should not be fired all the way back to the originating unit to be rewritten so that the file can appear unanimous when it reaches the decision level.  Instead, the level that decides a different recognition is deserved should put their own comment onto the file ("X is nominated for award B, but award C is more appropriate because ...") or there should be an award issued from that level (this could be that the individual gets a Comd's commendation from the level that decides the nomination does not warrant anything higher) or the nomination is rejected (ie - the nomination has already gone higher than the highest level of recognition that it merits).

I've seen nominations spending years getting bounced back from successively higher levels of HQ with the unit being directed to rewrite back & forth between to possible recognitions.  I've even seen a level of command change its mind (everyone left over APS and the new H&A board did not agree with the previous) and bounce a nomination back to be rewritten with the recommendation it had just previously rejected.

... I'll take some comfort in the hope that my observations are just the problems of a particular food-chain and not symptomatic of the CF (or even the Army) as a whole.

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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2011, 19:30:06 »
... I'll take some comfort in the hope that my observations are just the problems of a particular food-chain and not symptomatic of the CF (or even the Army) as a whole.

Rest assured that is the case in my locale - if the reviewing Commander decides to elevate the award, he simply indicates so in his covering letter higher.  Perhaps you've witnessed lazy staff officers at work?

The problem administratively is :

1.  The DND 2448 can be a pain in the neck, especially with DHRs own requirements contrary to what the actual form says.  These tend to get bounced (and eat up time);

2.  Vague requirements as to what actually is required for an award - for some reason, formation, command, and national awards can have different requirements (some with an info sheet, some with a draft citation, some with a narrative, etc, etc).  DHR needs to come out with a universal standard so Adjutant's aren't guessing what to submit and they need to apply Occam's Razor to narrow this requirement to the most minimal amount of paperwork as necessary; and

3.  Most of all, the need for every level to collect, prepare, deliberate, and finally propose to the Commander nominations for a commendation or award.  This process likely takes 2-8 weeks at every level and after looking at a flow chart of how this paper work travels, you can see.  For example, Cpl Bloggins destroys an enemy bunker and saves his buddy.  His immediate supervisors write up the report and the unit Adjutant collects the paperwork for the CO and submits it higher, possibly reviewing at a unit committee firsthand.  Goes to HQ Task Force Whateverstan, where it is put through the collection, preparation, deliberation and Commander review process.  Commander approves and it, putting it under cover letter to Commander CEFCOM.  Repeat the cycle, to go to NDHQ, where it repeats the process at DHR twice (once for a national awards committee and then again at a Bravery Committee).  It is then forwarded to Government House for approval by the Governor-General.  I didn't think there was something more long and painful than the Road to High Readiness until I saw the Honours and Awards administrative system....
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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2011, 19:33:10 »
I've seen a CLS Commendation go from concept to being awarded in 8 days and I've also seen a CMS Commendation be awarded 18 months after its submission. There is obviously an issue with the way submissions are processed depending on which element you belong to.

Isn't it also ironic that a LCol can write up a Commendation and then a Capt denies it at the HQ level? or one of the reviewing authorities at an Area Command HQ is a Public Servant who has the power to deny application?

The system needs to be streamlined while maintaining the integrity of the Honours and Awards it supports.
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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2011, 22:15:29 »
Not timely yet for the GCS rotation bars. I don't know if there's a slow down in the minting, or my unit is just awful at paperwork, but I'm still waiting. ISAF bar is staying on until I get it.

As for the MID, I agree with what Infanteer stated to start the thread. It doesn't need to be its own medal, but I can see it being a separate insignia a la CLS/CinC commendation. I also agree it needs to be easier for troops to get the MSM. If almost every unit commander overseas can get it, there must have been some hard working Sgt/MCpl/Cpl/Ptes that got them there.

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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2011, 06:03:48 »
My GCS bar was awarded in October.  The paperwork was submitted in April.  The initial award of the GCS took about 6-7 months after I returned to Canada. 
I'm just like the CAF, I seem to have retention issues.

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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2011, 06:33:57 »
2.  A system to ensure a quicker turn around from submission to award.  Right now, things tend to take 9-15 months.  When we have something bad to deal with, things tend to get done within 30 days, but for some reason, we're content to let recognition of our best stretch out over months.  Either a regimented system of admin timings for paperwork (with hard dates for committees) or a direct line to the award OPI from a specific level (essentially skipping some levels of the chain) are possible solutions.

In 2 instances I'm aware of it took nearly 4 years for the individuals to be recognized for their actions on TF 3-06 and they are still waiting to be awarded their medals.

Whats up with that?

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Re: Honours and Recognition System - Needs Improvment?
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2011, 11:04:35 »
Wow... I can't believe that it took so long for the rotation bar.

Mine was submitted on day 210 in theatre and received while I was in theatre 18 days later.
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Honours and Awards
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2011, 16:17:07 »
Feel free to move this if I've plunked in the wrong place - left the French half out due to space constraints, so apologies in advance.

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SECTION 1 OF 6
SUBJ: HONOURS AND AWARDS
BILINGUAL MESSAGE / MESSAGE BILINGUE
1. HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL HAS APPROVED NATIONAL HONOURS
FOR THE FOLLOWING DESERVING INDIVIDUALS
A. STAR OF MILITARY VALOUR
(1) CAPT (THEN LT) G. CHASSE-JEAN FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY UNDER
FIRE WHEN HE RALLIED HIS PLATOON TO DEFEAT THE ENEMY IN AFGHANISTAN,
8 TO 29 JUN 09
(2) MWO R. STACEY FOR CONSPICUOUS VALOUR IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY
THAT ENABLED HIS MULTINATIONAL COMBAT TEAM TO FIGHT THROUGH SIX
INSURGENT AMBUSHES IN AFGHANISTAN, 4 AUG 09
B. MERITORIOUS SERVICE CROSS
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(1) BGEN J.H. VANCE FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, AS COMD OF JOINT
TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN, THAT ENABLED THE CF TO MAINTAIN THE
INITIATIVE AND ADVANCE THE MANDATE OF ISAF, FEB TO NOV 09
(2) COL (THEN LCOL) J.A.M. BIGAOUETTE FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP
AND UNWAVERING DEDICATION AS CO OF THE CANADIAN HELICOPTER FORCE
AFGHANISTAN, APR TO NOV 09
(3) COL (THEN LCOL) J. PAUL - FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND
TACTICAL BRILLIANCE AS CO OF 2 R22ER BATTLE GROUP IN AFGHANISTAN,
APR TO OCT 09
(4) COL (THEN LCOL) C.J. TURENNE - FOR SUPERB LEADERSHIP AS CO OF
THE KANDAHAR PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAM IN AFGHANISTAN, JAN 09
TO JAN 10
(5) LCOL G.C. THIBAULT - FOR EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, AS THE
AIRCRAFT COMD ONBOARD A CORMORANT HELICOPTER, THAT PROVIDED CRITICAL
COMMAND DECISIONS DURING A RESCUE AT SEA, 9 JUN 08
(6) MAJ T.M. ARSENAULT FOR OUTSTANDING FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP,
TACTICAL ACUMEN AND UNWAVERING DETERMINATION AS OC B COY, JOINT TASK
FORCE AFGHANISTAN, MAR TO OCT 09
(7) CWO J.J. MOREAU FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND SELFLESS
DEDICATION AS RSM 2 R22ER BATTLE GROUP IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
PAGE 3 RCCLHAV6009 UNCLAS
(8) PO1 M. BEDARD FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND UNWAVERING
DEDICATION AS A PHYSICIAN S ASSISTANT IN AFGHANISTAN, MAR TO NOV 09
(9) SGT M.A. SMITH FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM, COURAGE AND
SELFLESS DEDICATION TO DUTY AS AN EOD OPERATOR IN AFGHANISTAN, APR
TO OCT 09
C. MEDAL OF MILITARY VALOUR
(1) CAPT (THEN LT) G.F. CARON FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, COURAGE
AND TACTICAL ACUMEN AS A PL COMD OF AN OMLT IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO
OCT 09
(2) WO J.D.F. RANGER FOR COURAGE AND FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP, AS A
MENTOR TO AN AFGHAN RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY, FOLLOWING AN INSURGENT
ATTACK WHERE HE RALLIED HIS SOLDIERS, ESTABLISHED A FIRE BASE AND
POURED HEAVY FIRE INTO THE ENEMY, 14 JUN 09
(3) SGT D. BERUBE FOR COURAGE AND OUTSTANDING SOLDIERING ABILITY
BY REPEATEDLY PLACING HIMSELF IN EXPOSED POSITIONS TO COORDINATE
FIRE SUPPORT FOR HIS COMBAT TEAM DURING OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN,
29 MAY TO 29 JUN 09
(4) SGT J.M.S. MERCIER FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND COURAGE IN
THE AFTERMATH OF SEVERAL AMBUSHES AND IED ATTACKS IN AFGHANISTAN, 28
APR TO 15 AUG 09
PAGE 4 RCCLHAV6009 UNCLAS
(5) MCPL S. FRIGON  FOR COURAGEOUS FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP AND
TACTICAL ACUMEN, AS A SECTION COMD, DURING TWO SEPARATE ENEMY
ENGAGEMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN, 7 AND 20 MAY 09
(6) LS P.-V. MICHAUD FOR OUTSTANDING COURAGE AND SELFLESS ACTIONS
DURING AN INTENSE FIREFIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN, ON 29 MAY 09
(D) MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
(1) MGEN M. DE KRUIF (ROYAL NETHERLANDS ARMY) FOR OUTSTANDING
LEADERSHIP AND UNWAVERING DEDICATION AS COMD OF REGIONAL COMMAND
SOUTH IN AFGHANISTAN, NOV 08 TO NOV 09
(2) COL G.D. BURT FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION AS CO
OF THE OMLT IN AFGHANISTAN, MAR TO OCT 09
(3) COL J.C.R. LACROIX FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND
LEADERSHIP AS DCOMD OF JOINT TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN, FEB TO NOV 09
(4) COL J.B. PLOUGHMAN FOR SUPERB LEADERSHIP AND ASTUTE TACTICAL
INSIGHT AS COMD OF THE JOINT TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN AIR WING, MAY TO
NOV 09
(5) COL M.C.D. SAVARD FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND
LEADERSHIP AS CO OF THE ROLE 3 MULTINATIONAL MEDICAL UNIT IN
AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
(6) HCOL G.C. SOLAR FOR EXCEPTIONAL DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM
PAGE 5 RCCLHAV6009 UNCLAS
AS HCOL OF THE FORT GARRY HORSE, SINCE 2003
(7) LCOL G.J.J. GERGELY FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND
DEDICATION AS THE A4 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE AT 1
CAD WINNIPEG, SINCE 2005
(8) LCOL L.J. HAMMOND FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND SUPERB
LEADERSHIP AS CHIEF OF OPERATIONAL PLANS, JOINT TASK FORCE
AFGHANISTAN, JAN TO NOV 09
(9) LCOL D.C. MURPHY FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AS INTERIM 8 WING
COMD DURING ITS MOST TIRING CONDITIONS AND ADDITIONAL WORKLOAD
IMPOSED BY NUMEROUS CO-CURRENT ACTIVITIES RELATED TO DOMESTIC AND
INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, FEB 10
(10) LCOL B.A-M. TARDIF FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND
PROFESSIONALISM AS CO OF THE NATIONAL SUPPORT ELEMENT IN
AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
(11) CDR S.M. WADDELL FOR SUPERB LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL FOCUS
AS CO OF HMCS FREDERICTON AND TASK FORCE COMD WHILE DEPLOYED TO THE
GULF OF ADEN AND ARABIAN SEA IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL
COUNTER-PIRACY AND COUNTER TERROR EFFORTS, OCT 09 TO MAY 10
(12) MAJ D.G. ADAMS FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, INITIATIVE AND
UNWAVERING DEDICATION AS CHINOOK FLIGHT COMD IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO
PAGE 6 RCCLHAV6009 UNCLAS
OCT 09
(13) MAJ E.J. BOUCHER FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, FORESIGHT AND
INITIATIVE AS DCO OF CANADIAN HELICOPTER FORCE (AFGHANISTAN), APR TO
NOV 09
(14) MAJ L. CARVALLO FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND UNWAVERING
DEDICATION AS DCO OF THE KPRT IN AFGHANISTAN, AUG 08 TO SEP 09
(15) MAJ J.-F. DUVAL FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TACTICAL
ACUMEN AS THE BATTLE GROUP BATTERY COMD IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT
09
(16) MAJ M. FERLAND FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM
AS DCOMD OF THE BATTLE GROUP IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
(17) MAJ (THEN CAPT) J.M.F. MALLET - FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND
DEDICATION AS THE DEPUTY OPS OFFICER WITH 430 TAC HEL SQN
VALCARTIER, JUN 08 TO APR 09
(18) MAJ J.S.R. MORIN FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION AS
A SENIOR MENTOR TO THE COMD OF AN AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY KANDAK, APR
TO OCT 09
(19) MAJ Y. PEPIN (POSTHUMOUS) FOR EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP AND
PROFESSIONALISM AS THE OC OF THE BATTLE GROUP FIELD SQUADRON IN
AFGHANISTAN, APR TO SEP 09
UNCLAS CMP 055/11 CANFORGEN 112/11
SIC WAK
SECTION 2 OF 6(20) MAJ P. SCANNELL (FORMERLY OF THE BRITISH ARMY) - FOR
OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AS AN EXCHANGE OFFICER IN CANOSCOM
OTTAWA, JUL 08 TO JUL 10
(21) MAJ J.R.M. VERRET FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AS COMD OF THE
STABILIZATION COMPANY B IN AFGHANISTAN, MAR TO OCT 09
(22) CAPT M. DAUPHIN FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AS OC THE ROLE 3
MULTINATIONAL MEDICAL UNIT IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
(23) CAPT J.M. MERCER, WO K.P. MITCHELL, SGT W.J. KELLAND, SGT D.M.
PAWULSKI FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION, AS
MEMBERS OF RESCUE 913, IN EVACUATING A CRITICALLY INJURED SAILOR
FROM THE CONTAINER SHIP MAERESK DUNEDIN IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IN
HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS, 9 JUN 08
PAGE 2 RCCLHAV6010 UNCLAS
(24) CWO J.G.G. POIRIER FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND
LEADERSHIP AS RSM OF THE KPRT IN AFGHANISTAN, FEB 09 TO FEB 10
(25) CWO E.G.J. POITRAS FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND
PROFESSIONALISM AS CWO OF THE JOINT TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN AIR WING,
MAY TO NOV 09
(26) CWO A.P. STAPLEFORD FOR UNWAVERING DEDICATION AND
PROFESSIONALISM AS RSM OF JOINT TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN, FEB TO NOV
09
(27) WO P.P. CHARTRAND FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION
AS THE 2IC OF AN INFANTRY PLATOON IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
(28) WO S. OUELLET FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND TACTICAL ACUMEN
AS THE 2IC OF AN OMLT IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
(29) WO (THEN SGT) J.F.C. PICHE FOR OUTSTANDING FRONTLINE
LEADERSHIP AND OUTSTANDING WORK AS A MENTOR TO AN ANA INFANTRY
COMPANY, APR TO OCT 09
(30) SGT (THEN MCPL) J. DEZIEL FOR OUTSTANDING COMBAT LEADERSHIP
AND TACTICAL ACUMEN AS A FIRE EFFECTS OFFICER WITHIN A OMLT IN
AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
(31) CPL M. BOULAY-PAILLE FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND
PROFESSIONALISM AS DCOMD OF AN OMLT IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
PAGE 3 RCCLHAV6010 UNCLAS
(32) CPL E.D. DIONNE FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TACTICAL
ACUMEN AS A MEMBER OF AN OMLT IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO OCT 09
(33) CPL F.-J. G.M. HEBERT FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND TACTICAL
ACUMEN AS A MENTOR TO NUMEROUS SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE ANA, APR TO OCT
09
(34) ONE PERSON FROM CANSOFCOM AND ONE PERSON FROM CDI RECEIVED A
MSM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION. FOR
SECURITY AND OPERATIONAL REASONS, THE NAMES AND CITATIONS OF THE
RECIPIENTS ARE NOT RELEASED
2. I AM ALSO PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CF AWARDS FOR THE FOLLOWING
DESERVING INDIVIDUALS
A. CDS COMMENDATION
(1) COL (THEN LCOL) R.B. EWING FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND
LEADERSHIP AS CO OF DART OF JOINT TASK FORCE HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(2) HCOL G. RAINBIRD FOR OUTSTANDING ASSISTANCE AND DEDICATION AS
HCOL OF 8 WING DURING A PERIOD OF CRISIS IN TRENTON, ON, IN FEB 10
(3) CDR P.R. CRAIN FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM
AS THE CO OF HMCS ATHABASKAN DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR
10
(4) CDR (THEN LCDR) G.D. EVERTS FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND
PAGE 4 RCCLHAV6010 UNCLAS
DEDICATION AS THE XO OF HMCS ATHABASKAN DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI,
JAN TO MAR 10
(5) CDR P.W. FORGET FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND TREMENDOUS DEDICATION
AS MARITIME COMPONENT COS DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(6) LCOL K. KIMPINSKI FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION AS
THE AIR CONTROL ELEMENT COMD DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR
10
(7) CDR J. KURTZ FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM AS
THE CO OF HMCS HALIFAX DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO FEB 10
(8) LCOL (THEN MAJ) J.R.R. MOFFET FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AS
THE OPERATIONS OFFICER OF JOINT TASK FORCE HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(9) LCDR (THEN LT(N))W.A. BARLOW FOR OUTSTANDING INITIATIVE AND
DEDICATION AS THE COMBAT OFFICER OF HMCS HALIFAX DURING OP HESTIA IN
HAITI, JAN TO FEB 10
(10) LCDR D.A. CHARLEBOIS FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION
AS THE XO OF HMCS FREDERICTON DURING ITS DEPLOYMENT TO THE GULF OF
ADEN AND ARABIAN SEA IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL COUNTER-PIRACY AND
COUNTER-TERROR EFFORTS, OCT 09 TO MAY 10
(11) MAJ S. FOREMAN (BRITISH ARMY) FOR FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP AND
DIPLOMATIC SKILLS AS THE SOLE LOGISTICS OFFICER ON THE GROUND DURING
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THE FIRST WEEK OF THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE IN HAITI, 12 TO 19 JAN
10
(12) LCDR J.B. HUTT FOR LEADERSHIP AND TIRELESS DEDICATION AS THE
COMBAT OFFICER FOR HMCS ATHABASKAN DURING OP HESTIA, AS PART OF
CANADA S RESPONSE TO THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(13) MAJ D.P. MILLER FOR LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM AS THE AIR
OPERATIONS OFFICER OF JOINT TASK FORCE HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(14) MAJ (THEN CAPT) D.O.J. PAQUETTE FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND
DEDICATION AS THE OPS OFFICER FOR THE AIRLIFT CONTROL ELEMENT OF
JOINT TASK FORCE HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(15) MAJ M.D. SHELDEN FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND OUTSTANDING
DEDICATION AS THE AIR OFFICER FOR THE MARITIME COMMAND COMPONENT OF
JOINT TASK FORCE HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(16) LCDR J.K. WILSON FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND LEADERSHIP AS THE XO
OF HMCS HALIFAX, DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO FEB 10
(17) CAPT B.J. DEY FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND LEADERSHIP
AS THE AIR OPS OFFICER DURING OP CADENCE, FOR THE G8/G20 SUMMITS IN
ONTARIO, JAN TO JUN 10
(18) LT(N) P. HATFIELD FOR PROFESSIONAL ACUMEN AND DEDICATION AS
THE MEDICAL OFFICER AT THE CANADIAN FIELD HOSPITAL DURING OP HESTIA
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IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(19) CAPT (THEN MWO) R.T. LYMAN FOR LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM
AS THE DART CSM DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(20) LT C. CLARKE (JAMAICAN DEFENCE FORCE) FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND
DEDICATION AS A CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TEAM MANAGER SUPPORTING THE
KANDAHAR PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAM IN AFGHANISTAN, JUN TO OCT
09
(21) LT E. MORGAN (JAMAICAN DEFENCE FORCE) FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND
FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP AS A TEAM LEADER IN THE ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION
SQUADRON IN AFGHANISTAN, APR TO DEC 10
(22) CPO1 S.P. RASMUSSEN FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION
AS COXSWAIN OF HMCS FREDERICTON WHILE DEPLOYED TO THE GULF OF ADEN
AND ARABIAN SEA IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL COUNTER-PIRACY AND
COUNTER TERROR EFFORTS, OCT 09 TO MAY 10
(23) MWO T.D. DOUCETTE FOR LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM AS THE
CAMP SERGEANT-MAJOR AT THE JACMEL AIRFIELD IN HAITI DURING OP
HESTIA, JAN TO MAR 10
(24) WO J.A. MCBRIDE FOR LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION, AS A MEDICAL
TECHNICIAN ONBOARD HMCS ATHABASKAN, IN PROVIDING CRITICAL SUPPORT TO
THE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TEAM IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
UNCLAS CMP 055/11 CANFORGEN 112/11
SIC WAK
SECTION 3 OF 6(25) WO B. PLAMONDON FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION AS
 THE
CAMP SERGEANT-MAJOR AT THE CANADIAN EMBASSY IN HAITI DURING OP
HESTIA, JAN TO MAR 10
(26) WO J.A.W. STEWART FOR STEADFAST LEADERSHIP AS THE PLATOON
WARRANT OF THE DEFENCE SECURITY PLATOON, DART COMPANY IN HAITI, JAN
TO MAR 10
(27) SGT (THEN MCPL) J. HENWOOD FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION
AS THE ADMIN AND PERS OFFICER FOR THE AIR COMPONENT DURING OP HESTIA
IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(28) SGT D.F. NEARING FOR COURAGE, LEADERSHIP AND DECISIVE ACTIONS
BY DIFFUSING A VOLATILE SITUATION FOLLOWING A RIOT AT A FOOD
DISTRIBUTION POINT AT THE PINCHINET INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
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CAMP IN HAITI, 10 FEB 10
(29) MCPL (THEN CPL) R. ALAM FOR PROFESSIONAL ACUMEN AS A MEDICAL
TECHNICIAN WITH THE DART DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO FEB 10
(30) MS D. LEBLANC FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION AS A MEMBER
OF HMCS ATHABASKAN DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR 10
(31) MS (THEN LS) D.T. LEEPER FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION
AS A MEMBER OF HMCS HALIFAX DURING OP HESTIA IN HAITI, JAN TO FEB 10
(32) MCPL D. NEUFELD, CPL R.KENNEDY, CPL M.F. NICHOLSON FOR
PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION AS MEMBERS OF AN URBAN SAR TEAM IN
HAITI DURING OP HESTIA, JAN TO MAR 10
(33) MCPL J.-P. SOMERSET FOR LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION, AS A
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN ONBOARD HMCS ATHABASKAN, BY PROVIDING CRITICAL
SUPPORT TO THE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TEAM IN HAITI, JAN TO MAR
10
(34) CPL (THEN PTE) J.M.L. ANDERSON FOR OUTSTANDING INITIATIVE AND
GREAT DEDICATION BY COLLECTING OVER 7,000 DOLLARS WORTH OF TOYS,
CLOTHING, BLANKETS AND FIRST AID KITS FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE
EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI, PRIOR TO DEPLOYING WITH HMCS HALIFAX, JAN 10
(35) CPL G.B. EVANS FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION AS A
CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN AT THE JACMEL AIRFIELD IN HAITI DURING OP
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HESTIA, JAN TO MAR 10
B. CF MEDALLION FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
(1) MR. K. HAMILTON FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND
PROFESSIONALISM, PMO CANSOFCOM OTTAWA
(2) MR. J.B. VARNER FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND LEADERSHIP AS THE
SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE MND SINCE 2008
3. ON BEHALF OF THE CDS, I EXTEND MY SINCEREST CONGRATULATIONS TO
ALL RECIPIENTS.  THE LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION YOU
HAVE DISPLAYED REFLECTS WELL ON OUR DEFENCE TEAM
4. SIGNED BY RADM A. SMITH, CMP
END OF ENGLISH TEXTE / LE TEXTE FRANCAIS SUIT


Congrats folks - 2 classmates from my PA course are on that list.  Good work dudes  :salute:.

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Re: Honours and Awards
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2011, 19:05:53 »
Outstanding.. Congratulation's All...  :salute:
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Re: Honours and Awards
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2011, 21:01:36 »
Congratulations to all recipients, as well as those who contributed to the recipients' nomination.


As an aside, shouldn't the MMV recipients be listed ahead of those receiving an MSC?

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Re: Honours and Awards
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2011, 21:03:49 »
Yeah, you'd think...

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Re: Honours and Awards
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2011, 21:18:00 »
As an aside, shouldn't the MMV recipients be listed ahead of those receiving an MSC?

Actually, for whatever reason, MSC is higher in the order of precedence than MMV.

http://gg.ca/document.aspx?id=71

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Re: Honours and Awards
« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2011, 21:37:41 »
Outstanding, well deserved!  :salute:
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Re: Honours and Awards
« Reply #46 on: June 29, 2011, 22:15:27 »
As an aside, shouldn't the MMV recipients be listed ahead of those receiving an MSC?
Actually, for whatever reason, MSC is higher in the order of precedence than MMV.

http://gg.ca/document.aspx?id=71

Don't worry about it.  When they go to Rideau Hall to get their medals all the valor recipients, Stars and Medals, will be sitting in the front row.

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Re: Honours and Awards
« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2011, 22:16:22 »
Well done to all.

There are quite a few people named that I've had the honour of working with in the past and I am happy to see that their hard work is being recognized.
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Congrats to all  :salute:
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« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2011, 22:46:21 »
Actually, for whatever reason, MSC is higher in the order of precedence than MMV.

http://gg.ca/document.aspx?id=71

Right you are.  I always thought all orders of valour and bravery went ahead of orders of merit.

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