Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
Meritorious Service Medal
Awarded on: September 27, 2007
Invested on: March 26, 2008
Colonel Abbott commanded Task Force El Gorah, in the Sinai, Egypt, from July 2004 to July 2007. Throughout his twice-extended deployment, he exhibited insightful and dedicated leadership to the Canadian contingent. Furthermore, as the threat of terrorist attacks increased, he reinforced the required practices and training to ensure the security and operational effectiveness of the task force.