Major Austin Matthew Douglas, M.S.M., C.D. (Retired)
Montréal, Quebec, Ontario, Canada
Meritorious Service Decorations - Military Division
Meritorious Service Medal
Awarded on: September 18, 2011
Invested on: June 22, 2012
As officer commanding Bravo Company from May to December 2010, Major Douglas distinguished himself as a successful combat leader while battling insurgents in Afghanistan. His calm and collected demeanour set the tone for his soldiers and enabled them to consistently defeat a tenacious enemy. Major Douglas’ efforts were critical to securing one of the most violent villages in Afghanistan, bringing tremendous benefit to local Afghans and great credit to the Canadian Forces.