Caption from feature photo: June 12, 2017 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada His Excellency presents the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to Bryn Weadon. Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGG
12141 RAdm (Ret’d) Bryn Weadon receives prestigious Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
Article submitted by the RMC Foundation
On 12 June, 2017 at the Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada presented 12141 Bryn Weadon with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.
The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.
As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, created in 1995, by then-Governor General the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers.
As an official Canadian honour, the Medal pays tribute to the dedication and exemplary commitment of volunteers.
Since joining the RMC Foundation Board, Bryn Weadon has been directly responsible for the management and oversight of all financial matters relating to the RMC Foundation. As a result of Bryn’s high standards and exceptional accuracy and communication skills, the members of the RMC Foundation have a high degree of confidence that the financial reports that are distributed accurately reflect the financial affairs of the RMC Foundation.
Bryn also sits on the Investment Advisory Committee, has acted as Chair of the Nominating Committee and is the Liaison Officer between the RMC Foundation and the RMC Club as well as between the RMC Foundation and la Fondation des Anciens du CMR . A life-member of the RMC Club, Bryn served for five years as the Canadian Forces Liaison Officer to the RMC Club Executive Committee. He continues to support the RMC Club with the Life Membership Investment Fund Committee.
Bryn Weadon is a retired naval supply officer. Bryn retired in 2009 after 35 years of military service. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean in 1979. In addition to serving both at sea and ashore with the Navy, Bryn served as the Commander of the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group, Director General Financial Management, and finally as Assistant Deputy Minister Finance and Corporate Services and Senior Financial Officer for National Defence.
After retirement, Bryn remained involved with the Canadian Forces as a member of the Non-Public Property Board and Support the Troops Executive Committee. He continues as an external member to the Staff of the NPF Pension Investment Committee. He also serves as a volunteer Treasurer of the Navy League of Canada and the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust as well as a Board Member of the True Patriot Love Foundation and the Professional Logistics Institute.