Governor General invests 97 members of the Canadian military into the Order of Military Merit

November 1, 2021

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony for outstanding members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

During the virtual ceremony, the Governor General, who is Chancellor and a Commander of the Order, bestowed the honour on:

  • 3 Commanders of Military Merit for their outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility
  •  21 Officers of Military Merit for their outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility
  • 73 Members of Military Merit for exceptional service or performance of duty.

The Order of Military Merit is a central element of the Canadian Honours System that also includes the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Decorations, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and Decorations for Bravery. All recipients share a desire to help others, to achieve excellence and to contribute to their communities and to Canada.