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Department of National Defence

May 31, 2013 18:02 ET

Canadian Armed Forces Member Recognized

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 31, 2013) - Master Warrant Officer Pierre Coté, from Farnham, Québec, posted to the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, is one of 12 deserving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who were chosen for the CAF Recognition Program and presented with a Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation for deeds or activities beyond the demand of normal duty. He will visit Ottawa from May 31 to June 3, 2013 to receive this honour and take part in several events.

Master Warrant Officer Coté joined the cadets in 1979. He then joined the CAF as an infantryman in 1985. He participated in Exercise Maître-Guerrier, Exercise Nez-Rouge, and Exercise Rendez-Vous with the Royal 22e Régiment. In 1990, he served in Operation Unique in Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, and in Operation Salon in Oka, Québec. He then served in Operation Verglas during the 1998 ice storm. He also served on three rotations of Operation Athena in Afghanistan. Master Warrant Officer Côté is currently working as a facilitator for the Advanced and Senior Leadership Program in the Non-Commissioned Member Professional Development Division of the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School, and performs the duties of Company Sergeant Major. Master Warrant Officer Côté and his spouse, Nathalie Nantel, have two sons, William and Samuel, and a daughter, Maïka. They all live in Farnham, Quebec.

During their visit, the members will take part in the Walk/Run in Red, tour the Canadian War Museum and attend a special brunch hosted by Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Cléroux, Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer. They will also be recognized in the House of Commons during Question Period.

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