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Order of Military Merit Investiture Ceremony

November 6, 2014

Governor General to Invest 50 Recipients into the Order of Military Merit

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. The Governor General will bestow the honour on
3 Commanders, 10 Officers and 37 Members.

Created in 1972, the Order of Military Merit recognizes meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Order honours them for their commitment to Canada, according to the following three levels of membership: Commander (C.M.M.), Officer (O.M.M.) and Member (M.M.M.).

A media schedule for the investiture ceremony, the list of recipients, and additional information on the Order of Military Merit are attached.

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Media who would like to cover the ceremony are asked to inform the Rideau Hall Press Office and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:45 a.m.
on the day of the event. Those wishing to interview recipients are asked to contact the Department of National Defence.

For information on the ceremony:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-9166
marie-pierre.belanger@gg.ca 

For information on the recipients:

Department of National Defence
Media Liaison Office
1-866-377-0811
613-996-2353 

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CEREMONY SCHEDULE

Media are asked to observe the following schedule:

11 a.m.:           Ceremony begins
                       The Governor General speaks 
                       The Governor General presents the insignia
                       (Commanders first, followed by Officers and Members)
                       The Chief of the Defence Staff speaks
12 p.m.:           Interviews with recipients


ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT RECIPIENTS

COMMANDERS 

Major-General Richard Foster, C.M.M., C.D.

 

Office of the Chief of the Air Force Staff

Ottawa, Ontario

Major-General David Millar, C.M.M., C.D.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Chief of Military Personnel

Ottawa, Ontario

Major-General Paul Wynnyk, C.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Office of the Chief of the Army Staff

Ottawa, Ontario 


OFFICERS
 

Colonel David Anderson, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.

 

1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron

Edmonton, Alberta

Colonel Scott Clancy, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.

 

North American Aerospace Defence Command Outside Canada

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

Major Charles Côté, O.M.M., C.D.

North American Aerospace Defence Command Outside Canada

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

Lieutenant-Colonel Bruce Ewing, O.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Defence Academy Headquarters

Kingston, Ontario

Major Luc Girouard, O.M.M., C.D.

9 Wing

Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

Lieutenant-Colonel Lyle Johnson, O.M.M., C.D.

 

Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest)

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Colonel Vihar Joshi, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.

 

Office of the Judge Advocate General

Ottawa, Ontario

Commander Patrick Montgomery, O.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Fleet Pacific Headquarters

Victoria, British Columbia

Colonel Michael Rouleau, O.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.

 

Office of the Chief of Force Development

Ottawa, Ontario

Colonel James Taylor, O.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters

Ottawa, Ontario


MEMBERS
 

Master Warrant Officer Antony Batty, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre

Denwood, Alberta

Chief Warrant Officer Richard Beauchamp, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister (Material)

Ottawa, Ontario

Master Warrant Officer Ronda Bowman, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management)

Ottawa, Ontario

Chief Warrant Officer Gary Crosby, M.M.M., C.D.

 

3 Canadian Division Training Centre

Denwood, Alberta

Warrant Officer Mark Cushman, M.M.M., C.D.

 

3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

Petawawa, Ontario

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Keith Davidson, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Royal Military College of Canada

Kingston, Ontario

Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Donovan, M.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.

1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

Petawawa, Ontario

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Gérard Doucet, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School

Richelain, Quebec

Warrant Officer Éric Drouin, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Office of the Director General Military Careers

Ottawa, Ontario

Major Terrence Evoy, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Office of the Chief of the Army Staff

Ottawa, Ontario

Master Warrant Officer Chantale Gagnon, M.M.M., C.D.

 

2 Canadian Division Headquarters

Montréal, Quebec

Chief Warrant Officer Cathy Gaudet, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt

Victoria, British Columbia

Warrant Officer Michael Jackson, M.M.M., M.M.V., C.D.

 

2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Shilo, Manitoba

Chief Warrant Officer Carol Jalbert, M.M.M., C.D.

 

6th Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment

Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

Master Warrant Officer Christopher Kane, M.M.M., C.D.

 

2 Service Battalion

Petawawa, Ontario

Private Christopher Kataquapit, M.M.M.

 

3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group

Borden, Ontario

Chief Warrant Officer Michel Kelly, M.M.M., C.D.

 

1st Batallion, Royal 22e Régiment

Courcelette, Quebec

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Todd Kelly, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Brunswicker

Saint John, New Brunswick

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Derek Kitching, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Regina

Victoria, British Columbia

Master Warrant Officer Jean Lafond, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Special Operations Regiment

Petawawa, Ontario

Warrant Officer Steve Laforge, M.M.M., C.D.

 

1 Combat Engineer Regiment

Edmonton, Alberta

 

Petty Officer 1st Class Line Laurendeau, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific)

Victoria, British Columbia

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Lawrence Lyver, M.M.M., C.D.

Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic)

Shearwater, Nova Scotia

Master Warrant Officer Joseph MacInnins, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command

Ottawa, Ontario

Master Warrant Officer Peter Manuge, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Forces School of Military Intelligence

Kingston, Ontario

Warrant Officer Brent McDonald, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Canadian Forces School of Meteorology

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Miller, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

Casteau, Belgium

Warrant Officer Melinda Pearson, M.M.M., C.D.

 

32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

Toronto, Ontario

Master Warrant Officer Scott Robinson, M.M.M., C.D.

 

1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

Petawawa, Ontario

Chief Warrant Officer Clarence Rose, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Office of the Chief of Force Development

Ottawa, Ontario

Warrant Officer Glenn Rowlandson, M.M.M., C.D.

 

440 Transport Squadron

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Major René Roy, M.M.M., C.D.

 

35 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

Québec, Quebec

Chief Warrant Officer Jean-Claude Sénécal, M.M.M., C.D.

 

4th Air Defence Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Oromocto, New Brunswick

Master Warrant Officer James Smith, M.M.M., C.D.

 

Office of the Chief of Force Development

Ottawa, Ontario

Master Warrant Officer Michael Thompson, M.M.M., C.D.

 

2 Combat Engineer Regiment

Petawawa, Ontario

Master Warrant Officer Wayne Trainor, M.M.M., C.D.

 

19 Wing

Lazo, British Columbia

Sergeant Lori Veitch, M.M.M., C.D.

 

37 Combat Engineer Regiment

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador


Please note that the information in this media advisory was provided by the
Department of National Defence and reflects the rank and posting of the members at the time of their nomination.


ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT FACT SHEET

The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve. Many have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty, and the Order honours them for their commitment to Canada, according to the following three levels:

The level of Commander (post-nominal: C.M.M.) recognizes outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility.

The level of Officer (post-nominal: O.M.M.) recognizes outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility.

The level of Member (post-nominal: M.M.M.) recognizes exceptional service or performance of duty.

Eligibility and Nominations

A commanding officer or a military advisory committee (for ranks of colonel and above) recommends to the Chief of the Defence Staff the names of those serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, both Regular and Reserve, they consider eligible. The Chief of the Defence Staff then submits the names to the governor general for approval.

The number of appointments per year is limited to one-tenth of one per cent of the average number of persons who were members of the Canadian Armed Forces during the previous year. In 2009, for instance, 111 appointments were made. There are no posthumous appointments.

Recipients may be promoted within the Order. They must exchange their insignia for that which corresponds to the new level, since no member may hold more than one appointment at any time.

The Order’s constitution permits members of the armed forces of another country to be appointed as honorary Commanders, Officers and Members. Appointments are made for outstanding meritorious service to Canada or to the Canadian Armed Forces in the performance of military duties.

For more information about the Order of Military Merit, visit our website at www.gg.ca/honours