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Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest 56 Individuals Into the Order of Military Merit

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/16/11 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on February 18, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor of the Order, will bestow the honour on three Commanders, eight Officers and 45 Members.

The Order of Military Merit was created in 1972 to recognize meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Forces. The Order has three levels of membership: Commander (C.M.M.), Officer (O.M.M.) and Member (M.M.M.).

The list of recipients and additional information on the Order of Military Merit are attached.

Media who would like to conduct interviews with the recipients are asked to contact the Department of National Defence. Those wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to inform the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:45 a.m.

CEREMONY SCHEDULE

Media are asked to observe the following schedule:


11:00 a.m.:    Ceremony begins
               The Governor General speaks
               The Governor General presents the insignia
               (Commanders first, followed by Officers and Members)
               The Chief of the Defence Staff speaks
12:00 p.m.:    Ceremony ends
12:15 p.m.:    Media interviews with recipients

ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT RECIPIENTS

COMMANDERS


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Major-General Peter Devlin,        Canadian Expeditionary Force Command
C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.               Headquarters
This is a promotion within the     Ottawa, Ontario
Order.
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Brigadier-General David Kettle,    Chaplain General
C.M.M., C.D.                       Ottawa, Ontario
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Major-General Thomas James Lawson, Office of Chief of the Air Staff
C.M.M., C.D.                       Ottawa, Ontario
This is a promotion within the
Order.
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OFFICERS


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Major Kevin Caldwell, O.M.M., C.D. Directorate Joint Capability Production
                                   Ottawa, Ontario
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Colonel Christopher Coates,        Joint Task Force Afghanistan
O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.               Kandahar, Afghanistan
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Lieutenant-Colonel Dalton Cote,    Canadian Defence Academy Headquarters
O.M.M., C.D.                       Kingston, Ontario
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Lieutenant-Colonel James Kile,     2 Field Ambulance
O.M.M., C.D.                       Petawawa, Ontario
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Colonel Charles Lamarre, O.M.M.,   Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit
C.D.                               Edmonton
                                   Edmonton, Alberta
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Lieutenant-Colonel Patrice         Canadian Defence Liaison Staff
Laroche, O.M.M., C.D.              (Washington)
                                   Washington D.C., United States of
                                   America
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Colonel Douglas Alan MacLean,      Land Force Doctrine and Training System
O.M.M., C.D.                       Headquarters
                                   Kingston, Ontario
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Lieutenant-Colonel Lawrence        Canadian Defence Liaison Staff
Zaporzan, O.M.M., C.D.             (Washington)
                                   Washington D.C., United States of
                                   America
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MEMBERS


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Captain Dwayne Atkinson, M.M.M.,   Director General Land Equipment Program
C.D.                               Management
                                   Ottawa, Ontario
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Master Warrant Officer John        3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian
Barnes, M.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.       Regiment
                                   Petawawa, Ontario
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Chief Warrant Officer Gary Bradley Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit
Biggar, M.M.M., C.D.               Gagetown
                                   Oromocto, New Brunswick
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Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class      National Defence Headquarters - Chief
Cheryl Bush, M.M.M., C.D.          of the Maritime Staff
                                   Ottawa, Ontario
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Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class      Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic)
Austin Joseph Collett, M.M.M.,     Shearwater, Nova Scotia
C.D.
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Captain Serge Cote, M.M.M., C.D.   Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit
                                   School
                                   Richelain, Quebec
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Master Warrant Officer Thaddeous   Land Force Western Area Training Centre
D'Andrade, M.M.M., C.D.            Edmonton, Alberta
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Master Warrant Officer Andre       Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit
Demers, M.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.       Montreal
                                   Montreal, Quebec
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Chief Warrant Officer Mario Dion,  17 Wing
M.M.M., C.D.                       Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Master Warrant Officer Dany Dubuc, 1st Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment
M.M.M., C.D.                       Courcelette, Quebec
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Captain Jason English, M.M.M.,     17 Winnipeg Field Ambulance
C.D.                               Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class      Canadian Forces College
Michael David Fairfex, M.M.M.,     Toronto, Ontario
C.D.
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Warrant Officer Melina Fournier,   Office of the Vice Chief of the Defence
M.M.M., C.D.                       Staff
                                   Ottawa, Ontario
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Chief Warrant Officer Sandor Gyuk, 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters
M.M.M., C.D.                       Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Sergeant Thomas William Hale,      3 Area Support Group Signal Squadron
M.M.M., C.D.                       Oromocto, New Brunswick
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Captain Peter Hamilton, M.M.M.,    Canadian Land Force Command and Staff
C.D.                               College
                                   Kingston, Ontario
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Chief Warrant Officer Stuart       1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian
Hartnell, M.M.M., C.D.             Regiment
                                   Petawawa, Ontario
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Master Warrant Officer Raymond     Canadian Forces Base Borden
King, M.M.M., C.D.                 Borden, Ontario
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Master Warrant Officer William     Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit
Laing, M.M.M., C.D.                Kingston
                                   Kingston, Ontario
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Warrant Officer Patrick Love,      3 Area Support Group Signal Squadron
M.M.M., C.D.                       Oromocto, New Brunswick
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Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth      1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland
Lutz, M.M.M., C.D.                 Regiment
                                   St. John's, Newfoundland
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Captain Donna MacAulay, M.M.M.,    Directorate Land Force Development
C.D.                               Ottawa, Ontario
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Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class      Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt
Bradley Main, M.M.M., C.D.         Victoria, British Columbia
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Master Warrant Officer Kevin       The Royal Canadian Dragoons
Mathers, M.M.M., C.D.              Petawawa, Ontario
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Master Warrant Officer Kenneth     Land Force Central Area Training Centre
Miles, M.M.M., C.D.                Detachment
                                   Petawawa, Ontario
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Chief Warrant Officer Andre        5 Field Ambulance
Normandin, M.M.M., C.D.            Courcelette, Quebec
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Master Warrant Officer David       Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre
Phillips, M.M.M., C.D.             Denwood, Alberta
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Captain Peter Pitcher, M.M.M.,     192 Airfield Engineer Flight Aldergrove
C.D.                               Aldergrove, British Columbia
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Sergeant Markusi Qinuajuak,        2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
M.M.M., C.D.                       Richelain, Quebec
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Chief Warrant Officer Joseph       Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal
Ramsay, M.M.M., C.D.               Canadians)
                                   Edmonton, Alberta
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Master Warrant Officer Glen        2 Military Police Unit
Rideout, M.M.M., C.D.              Toronto, Ontario
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Chief Petty Officer 1st Class      Maritime Forces Atlantic Headquarters
Thomas Riefesel, M.M.M., C.D.      Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Warrant Officer Claudette          440 Transport Squadron
Saunders, M.M.M., C.D.             Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
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Chief Warrant Officer Michael      407 Long Range Patrol Squadron
Scarcella, M.M.M., C.D.            Lazo, British Columbia
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Chief Warrant Officer Anthony      Armour School
Slack, M.M.M., C.D.                Oromocto, New Brunswick
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Master Warrant Officer Roland      2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse
Smith, M.M.M., C.D.                Artillery
                                   Petawawa, Ontario
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Master Warrant Officer Carol Snow, Land Staff Headquarters
M.M.M., C.D.                       Ottawa, Ontario
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Master Warrant Officer Jennifer    1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters
Ste-Croix, M.M.M., C.D.            Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Capitain Jean-Yves Taschereau,     417 Combat Support Squadron
M.M.M., C.D.                       Cold Lake, Alberta
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Master Warrant Officer Donald      3 Area Support Group Signal Squadron
Tupper, M.M.M., C.D.               Oromocto, New Brunswick
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Warrant Officer Michael Vandepol,  1 Canadian Field Hospital
M.M.M., C.D.                       Petawawa, Ontario
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Captain Denis Veilleux, M.M.M.,    714 (Sherbrooke) Communication Squadron
C.D.                               Sherbrooke, Quebec
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Sergeant Leslie Wilson, M.M.M.,    4 Wing
C.D.                               Cold Lake, Alberta
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Master Warrant Officer Cameron     22 Wing
Winters, M.M.M., C.D.              Hornell Heights, Ontario
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Major John Zoellner, M.M.M., C.D.  Land Force Quebec Area Headquarters
                                   Montreal, Quebec
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Please note that the information in this media advisory was provided by the

Department of National Defence and reflects the rank and posting of the members

at the time of their nomination.

ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT FACT SHEET

The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve. Many have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty, and the Order honours them for their commitment to Canada, according to the following three levels:

The level of Commander (post-nominal: C.M.M.) recognizes outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility.

The level of Officer (post-nominal: O.M.M.) recognizes outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility.

The level of Member (post-nominal: M.M.M.) recognizes exceptional service or performance of duty.

Eligibility and Nominations

A commanding officer or a military advisory committee (for ranks of colonel and above) recommends to the chief of the Defence staff the names of those serving members of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve, they consider eligible. The chief of the Defence staff then submits the names to the governor general for approval.

The number of appointments per year is limited to one-tenth of one per cent of the average number of persons who were members of the Canadian Forces during the previous year. In 2009, for instance, 111 appointments were made. There are no posthumous appointments.

Recipients may be promoted within the Order. They must exchange their insignia for that which corresponds to the new level, since no member may hold more than one appointment at any time.

The Order's constitution permits members of the armed forces of another country to be appointed as honorary Commanders, Officers and Members. Appointments are made for outstanding meritorious service to Canada or to the Canadian Forces in the performance of military duties.

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