Governor General invests 42 into the Order of Military Merit

News Article / June 4, 2019

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From Rideau Hall

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief Julie Payette, of Canada, presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 27, 2019.

The Governor General bestowed the honour on two Commanders, eight Officers and 32 Members. Among them were several members of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Created in 1972, the Order of Military Merit recognizes meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Order honours them for their commitment to Canada, according to the following three levels of membership: Commander (C.M.M.), Officer (O.M.M.), and Member (M.M.M.).

The May 2019 Order of Military Merit recipients are as follows (please note that the ranks indicated are those held at the time that the individual was nominated for the decoration).

Recipients

Commanders

Major-General Frances Jennifer Allen, C.M.M., C.D.
Deputy Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Ottawa, Ontario
(This is a promotion within the Order)

Rear-Admiral Arthur Gerard McDonald, C.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
Deputy Commander, Royal Canadian Navy, Ottawa, Ontario

Officers

Commodore Geneviève Bernatchez, O.M.M., C.D.
Judge Advocate General, Ottawa, Ontario

Brigadier-General Andrew Michael Downes, O.M.M., C.D.
Surgeon General, Ottawa, Ontario

Captain(N) Michael Andrew Hopper, O.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Carleton, Ottawa, Ontario

Colonel Iain Stewart Huddleston, O.M.M., C.D.
1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brigadier-General Stephen Richardson Kelsey, O.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Army Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario

Colonel Conrad Joseph John Mialkowski, O.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron, Petawawa, Ontario

Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Reinhold Morton, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, Ottawa, Ontario

Commodore Angus Ian Topshee, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
Office of the Deputy Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

Members

Chief Warrant Officer Bruce Edward Ball, M.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, Ottawa, Ontario

Captain Guy Michel Bériau, M.M.M., C.D.
Tactics School, Oromocto, New Brunswick

Master Warrant Officer Cordell James Herman Boland, M.M.M., C.D.
Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Edmonton, Alberta

Chief Warrant Officer Jean Gérard Éric Bouffard, M.M.M., C.D.
Office of the Chief Force Development, Ottawa, Ontario

Warrant Officer Geoffrey Howard Chin, M.M.M., C.D.
3rd Canadian Division Training Centre, Denwood, Alberta

Captain Blair Ainlie Christie, M.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment, Ottawa, Ontario

Master Corporal Mohammed Dibaei-Irani, M.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, Ottawa, Ontario

Sergeant Dustin Gerald Donovan, M.M.M., C.D.
19 Wing Comox, Lazo, British Columbia

Master Warrant Officer Robert Allen Englehart, M.M.M., C.D.
Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Edmonton, Alberta

Warrant Officer Charles William Howieson Graham, M.M.M., C.D.
Integrated Personnel Support Centre Detachment London, London, Ontario

Sergeant Helen Ruth Hawes, M.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics, Kingston, Ontario

Petty Officer 1st Class Leanne Marjorie Hebert, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Warrant Officer Christopher Baird Hennebery, M.M.M., C.D.
The Royal Westminster Regiment, New Westminster, British Columbia

Sergeant Gordon Joseph Hynes, M.M.M., C.D.
424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Astra, Ontario

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph François Jean-Claude Sylvain Jaquemot, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Winnipeg, Victoria, British Columbia

Sergeant Andréanne Lise Micheline Joly, M.M.M., C.D.
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Manitoba

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chesley Wayne Keeping, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Montréal, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Roger Dominic Lapointe, M.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering, Oromocto, New Brunswick

Major Slade Gestur John Lerch, M.M.M., C.D.
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton, Alberta

Sergeant Caroline Marie Linteau, M.M.M., C.D.
Joint Personnel Support Unit Detachment Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick

Master Warrant Officer Jerome Patrick MacMullin, M.M.M., C.D.
Joint Personnel Support Unit Detachment Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick

Master Warrant Officer Duane Lewis May, M.M.M., C.D.
19 Air Maintenance Squadron, Lazo, British Columbia

Warrant Officer James Richard McCarron, M.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario

Sergeant Timothy Charles McLean, M.M.M., C.D.
22 Wing Headquarters – North Bay, Hornell Heights, Ontario

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Dana Bernice McLellan, M.M.M., C.D.
TRINITY – Maritime Operations Support and Intelligence Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Master Warrant Officer David Basil Myers, M.M.M., C.D.
2 Air Movements Squadron, Astra, Ontario

Master Warrant Officer Sarah Ann Powers, M.M.M., C.D.
2 Service Battalion, Petawawa, Ontario

Ranger Ronald Glenn Scott, M.M.M.
Snow Lake Canadian Ranger Patrol, Snow Lake, Manitoba

Master Warrant Officer Martin Sylvestre, M.M.M., C.D.
19 Wing Headquarters – Comox, Lazo, British Columbia

Chief Warrant Officer Michael Brian Talty, M.M.M., C.D.
41 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters, Calgary, Alberta

Master Warrant Officer Chester William Tingley, M.M.M., C.D.
The Royal Canadian Dragoons, Petawawa, Ontario

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph André Steve Turgeon, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Montréal, Halifax, Nova Scotia

About the Order of Military Merit

The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Armed 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

The military chain of command and the Advisory Council recommend to the chief of the Defence Staff the names of those serving members of the Canadian Armed 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 Armed Forces during the previous year. 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 Armed Forces in the performance of military duties.


 

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