Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
Meritorious Service Cross
Awarded on: January 18, 2008
Invested on: March 26, 2008
Major Ruff was deployed as the officer commanding Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, Joint Task Force Afghanistan, from January to August 2007. His tactical skills and outstanding leadership were instrumental in defeating a determined enemy during numerous engagements of his combat team.