Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 02, 2012 14:43 ET

Media Advisory: Chief of the Defence Staff to Recognize Distinguished Service in Valcartier

VALCARTIER, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2012) - Media are invited to the presentation of 24 insignia for Mention in Dispatches, 6 Sacrifice Medals, 2 Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medals and 9 Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation insignia, by General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, on Wednesday, October 3, at the Valcartier Garrison.

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. (media are asked to arrive before 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Officers' Mess, Valcartier Garrison, Québec.
What: The presentation of 24 insignia for Mention in Dispatches, 6 Sacrifice Medals, 2 Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medals and 9 Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation insignia.

Notes to editor / news director :

A list of all recipients can be found below.

For more information on Canadian Forces honours and recognition, please visit the following website: http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhr-ddhr/index-eng.asp.

Contact information:

Media interested in attending are asked to confirm no later than 2:00 p.m., October 3, by calling Captain Julie Brouillette, 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Public Affairs Officer, at (418) 844-5000 (4688), or by e-mail at: julie.brouillette@forces.gc.ca.

Please contact Captain Julie Brouillette for all interview requests.

Mention in Dispatches

Name Current city of employment
Officer Cadet Daniel Albrecht Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec
Major Steven Gary Brown, CD Oromocto, New Brunswick
Captain Breen Carson Toronto, Ontario
Master Corporal Mathieu Charrette Québec, Québec
Master Corporal Joel Douglas Chidley Barrie, Ontario
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc Robert Essertaize, CD Montréal, Québec
Sergeant Luke Matthew Hall Saint John, New Brunswick
Master Corporal Devon Hatcher Trenton, Ontario
Master Corporal Joseph Don Henry Québec, Québec
Corporal Christopher Hinds Toronto, Ontario
Corporal Antonin Ladet Québec, Québec
Master Corporal Joseph Luc Richard Dominique Lareau Québec, Québec
Sergeant Joseph Yvan Richard Lecavalier CD Québec, Québec
Major Christian Donald Lillington, CD Toronto, Ontario
Sergeant Stuart Douglas Murray, CD Moncton, New Brunswick
Corporal Jona Nlandu Québec, Québec
Captain Andrew Paterson Toronto, Ontario
Warrant Officer Paul Maurice Primeau, CD Timmins, Ontario
Master Corporal Kevin Rowland Oromocto, New Brunswick
Captain Matthieu Saikaly Québec, Québec
Warrant Officer Lawrence Jeffrey Schnurr, CD Québec, Québec
Sergeant Mark William Soper, CD Oromocto, New Brunswick
Corporal Richard Stewart Gander, Newfoundland
Captain Matthew Tompkins Ottawa, Ontario

Sacrifice Medal

Name Current city of employment
Corporal Jean-François Bonenfant Québec, Québec
Sergeant Sébastien Fréchette Québec, Québec
Corporal Jean-François Gonthier Québec, Québec
Corporal Bruno Minier, CD Québec, Québec
Corporal Michael Rodrigue Québec, Québec
Corporal François Vachon, CD Québec, Québec

Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medal

Name Current city of employment
Sergeant Patrick Bédard, CD Québec, Québec
Corporal Dominic Larocque Québec, Québec

The Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation

Name Current city of employment
Master Corporal François Bernard Québec, Québec
Captain Stéphane Clouâtre, CD Québec, Québec
Master Corporal Véronique Girard-Dallaire Bagotville, Québec
Corporal Daniel Goulet Québec, Québec
Captain Steven Hainse, CD Québec, Québec
Sergeant Gabriel Plante, CD Québec, Québec
Corporal Éric Poirier Québec, Québec
Captain Stéphane Tremblay, MMV, CD Québec, Québec
Corporal Pierre-Luc Vallières Québec, Québec

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