Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 25, 2010 21:00 ET

Chief of the Land Staff Recognizes Distinguished Service

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) - Lt.-Gen A.B. Leslie, Chief of the Land Staff (CLS), presented 24 insignia for Mention in Dispatches, 23 Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Commendations, and three Canadian Forces (CF) Medallion for Distinguished Service during a ceremony held today at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton, Alberta. Recipients, coming from across Canada, were acknowledged for their bravery, exemplary actions, and commitment to service during deployments in Afghanistan.

"The individuals being recognized today have demonstrated courage, selflessness and perseverance during the most demanding of situations," said Lt.-Gen Leslie. "Their dedication is a source of inspiration and I am honoured to present these awards today."

A Mention in Dispatches is a national honour awarded to CF members for valiant conduct, devotion to duty or other distinguished service. Recipients are entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf on the appropriate campaign or service medal ribbon.

A list of the Mentioned-in-Dispatches recipients can be found at the following link:

The CDS Commendation recognizes deeds or activities of a CF member beyond the demands of normal duty. The CF Medallion for Distinguished Service is the highest honour bestowed upon civilians for service of a rare and exceptionally high standard that greatly benefits the CF.

For more information on Canadian Forces honours and recognition, please visit the Directorate of Honours and Recognition website at:

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