11 Ex-Cadets Earn New Letters After Their Names. Others in the News

The Governor General Announces 114 new Appointments to the Order of Military Merit

At least 11 Ex Cadets Among Recipients (If we missed anyone let us know with college number)

COMMANDERS

12286 Rear-Admiral Nigel Stafford Greenwood, C.M.M., C.D.

(This is a promotion within the Order)

12296 Major-General Joseph Marcel Marquis Hainse, C.M.M., C.D.

(This is a promotion within the Order)

12192 Major-General Tom James Lawson, C.M.M., C.D.

(This is a promotion within the Order)

12444 Rear-Admiral Paul Andrew Maddison, C.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.

(This is a promotion within the Order)

13143 Major-General Mark Edmund McQuillan, C.M.M., C.D.

13551 Major-General Guy Robert Thibault, C.M.M., C.D.

OFFICERS

13846 Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Francis Bryski, O.M.M., C.D.

M773 Major James Randall Burton, O.M.M., C.D.

16663 Colonel Kenneth André Corbould, O.M.M., C.D.

15318 Colonel Martin Girard, O.M.M., C.D.

13041 Colonel James Baxter Simms, O.M.M., C.D.

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 dutyThe 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.  Source

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Power shift in Panjwaii offers new hope

“I can only speak for my own experience,” said Montreuil, of Montreal. “I’ve been in country since September and I can tell you that Haji Baran has been 100 per cent supportive of the Canadian forces.

“And he will still be. He even told us that even though he’s not a district governor anymore, if we need him, he’s going to help us out. He’s going to support the new district governor by being here, talking to tribal leaders.”

20212 Maj. Eric Montreuil (CMR RMC 1996)

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The truth about those jets

Canadians need to be able to see through the many misconceptions that surround the F-35 acquisition, which is a vital element in the securing of our nation’s future, write 3528 Paul Manson (RRMC RMC 1956) and 11330 Angus Watt (CMR 1977).

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Vance feels right at home when he visits CFB Gagetown

“Even one is hard, (but) six all at once is very tough for all of us,” said Brig.-Gen. Vance who, at the time, was commanding 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) in Edmonton.

15696 Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance (RRMC 1986), a two-time commander of this country’s troops in Afghanistan

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Military investigates leak of secret documents from Kandahar base

“I’m not leaking national secrets by saying we have human failings,”

16039 Lieutenant-Colonel Sandy Schwab (RMC 1987), who is charge of signals traffic coming from overseas.

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Awards honour athletes’ dedication, determination

“This has allowed me to do a lot of traveling,”

24568 Vanessa Larochelle-Meilleur (RMC 2010)

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Olympic sized commendation

“I definitely want to acknowledge the support I received from Air Canada, who graciously granted me the time off required for me to participate in this operation as a member of the Reserve Force.”

12240 Jim Sullivan (RMC 1979)

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