Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
Meritorious Service Cross
Awarded on: June 10, 1993
Invested on: September 30, 1994
By his contribution to American/Canadian relations during his tenure as National Security Advisor and subsequently as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee; by his assistance to the role played by the Canadian Forces during the Gulf War, to the Canadian battle group at Sarajevo in July 1992 and to the Canadian task force in the Coalition Intervention Force in Somalia; by his help during the rescue operation following the 1991 CFS Alert plane crash, General Powell has demonstrated outstanding professional leadership and concern for relations between the United States and Canada. In so doing, he has rendered invaluable service to Canada and to the Canadian Forces.