Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
Meritorious Service Cross
Awarded on: September 9, 2010
Invested on: June 12, 2012
From 2005 to 2009, Lieutenant-General Dayton, the United States security coordinator in the Middle East, actively promoted the significance of Canadian contributions in his efforts to advance security conditions for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. He continuously advocated Canada’s role to key Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Congressional representatives, the American secretary of State and the president of the United States. With Lieutenant-General Dayton’s strong support, Canada has developed an international reputation as one of the foremost countries engaged in the Middle East peace process.