Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 14, 2011 13:51 ET

Governor General Announces 23 Mentions in Dispatches

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, announced today the names of 23 individuals mentioned in dispatches for specific achievements that have brought honour to the Canadian Forces and to Canada. A ceremony will take place at a later date and will be announced by the Department of National Defence.

Mentions in Dispatches are a national honour created to recognize valiant conduct, devotion to duty or other distinguished service. It is given to members of the Canadian Forces on active service or to other individuals working with, or in conjunction with, the Canadian Forces. Recipients are entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf on the appropriate campaign or service medal ribbon.


Master Corporal Martin Amyot Montréal, Que.
Corporal Joshua Antonio Lautoka, Fiji
Captain Breen Carson Toronto, Ont.
Corporal Neil Dancer Halifax, N.S.
Corporal Andrew Paul Downer Richmond Hill, Ont.
Master Corporal Evan Duff North Bay, Ont.
Corporal Joseph Don Henry St. John, N.B.
Corporal Shaun Hofer Carberry, Man.
Major Robert Mathew Hume, C.D. Halifax, N.S.
Private Kirk Farrell Barrie, Ont.
Sergeant Patrick Michael Farrell, C.D. Conception Bay, N.L.
Sergeant Jedd Michael Lafleche Ottawa, Ont.
Master Corporal Ian Matthews-Pestana Edmonton, Alta.
Sergeant James Ray Brent Martin, C.D. Ottawa, Ont.
Master Corporal Stuart Douglas Murray, C.D. Moncton, N.B.
Corporal Christopher Joseph Novak Fredericton, N.B.
Lieutenant Brian Riddell Oshawa, Ont.
Corporal Corey J. Sagstuen, C.D. Edmonton, Alta.
Warrant Officer Lawrence Jeffrey Schnurr, C.D. Calgary, Alta.
Sergeant P. Michel Simoneau, C.D. Québec, Que.
Master Corporal Jayson Swift Victoria, B.C.
Lieutenant Matthew Tompkins Brookville, Ont.

* For operational and security reasons, the name of one other recipient mentioned in dispatches will not be released.

Please contact the Department of National Defence for further information on the recipients.

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