Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

May 27, 2011 09:00 ET

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

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) - Media are invited to the presentation of 32 insignia for Mention in Dispatches, and 21 Chief of the Defence Staff Commendations, by Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin, Chief of the Land Staff, on Monday, May 30, at the Valcartier Garrison.

When:Monday, May 30, 2011, at 7 p.m. (media are asked to arrive before 6:30 p.m.)
Where:Officers' Mess, Valcartier Garrison, Québec.
What:The presentation of 32 insignia for Mention in Dispatches, and 21 Chief of the Defence Staff Commendations.

Notes to editors / news directors :

A list of all recipients can be found below.

For more information on Canadian Forces honours and recognition, please visit the following website:

Contact information:

Media interested in attending are asked to confirm no later than 2:00 p.m., May 30, by calling Captain Elizabeth Tremblay-Lewicki, Valcartier Garrison Public Affairs Officer, at (418) 844-5000 (5880), or by e-mail at:

Please contact Captain Tremblay-Lewicki for all interview requests.

Mention in Dispatches

Master Corporal Étienne AubéQuébec, Québec
Sergeant Sébastien Joseph Yves BelvalQuébec, Québec
Warrant Officer Daniel William Bouchie, C.D.Ottawa, Ontario
Sergeant Isabelle Corbeil Québec, Québec
Warrant Officer Joseph Jean Denis Justin Côté, C.D.Québec, Québec
Sergeant Joseph Michel Côté, C.D.Rivière-du-Loup, Québec
Master Corporal Samuel CôtéQuébec, Québec
Corporal Guillaume De CellesQuébec, Québec
Sergeant Joseph Gaétan Philippe Dessureault Jr., C.D.Québec, Québec
Sergeant Bjorn Ivo Dittmar, C.D.Montréal, Québec
Sergeant Hugh DixonHalifax, Nova Scotia
Warrant Officer Joseph André Jacques Sylvain Énault, C.D.Oromocto, New Brunswick
Master Corporal Francis FréchetteQuébec, Québec
Corporal William Allen Geernaert Edmonton, Alberta
Sergeant Kelly Harding, C.D.Petawawa, Ontario
Captain David LacombeQuébec, Québec
Corporal Simon-Pierre LarochelleQuébec, Québec
Sergeant Simon LavoieQuébec, Québec
Sergeant Oliver Lee, C.D.Montréal, Québec
Captain Christian Maranda Québec, Québec
Corporal Martin MatteQuébec, Québec
Master Corporal Lee Allan Miller Edmonton, Alberta
Captain Manuel Pelletier-Bédard Québec, Québec
Warrant Officer Jason Guy Pickard, M.S.M, C.D.Oromocto, New Brunswick
Corporal Billy Pilote-JobinQuébec, Québec
Corporal Dave PotvinQuébec, Québec
Master Corporal Benett Lance RasmussenComox, British Columbia
Sergeant Éric Adolphe Renaud, C.D. Québec, Québec
Master Corporal Steven Robertson, C.D. Québec, Québec
Private Mathieu SansoucyQuébec, Québec
Captain Kurt Evan SchweitzerOttawa, Ontario
Petty Officer 2nd class Kenneth Richard White, C.D.Barrie, Ontario

The Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation

Major Joseph Léo Cédric Aspirault, C.D.Québec, Québec
Captain Éric Audet Québec, Québec
Lieutenant Joseph Pierre Francis Bérubé, C.D.Québec, Québec
Sergeant Daniel Bonhomme, C.D. Québec, Québec
Sergeant Joseph Clément Bouchard, C.D. Québec, Québec
Corporal Marc-André Chouinard Québec, Québec
Master Warrant Officer Terry Ronald Serge Joseph Garand, C.D. Québec, Québec
Corporal Dominique GirardQuébec, Québec
Captain William Hermann Girard, C.D. Québec, Québec
Captain Joseph Robert Louis Grégoire, C.D.Québec, Québec
Sergeant Sylvie Marie Rita Guay, C.D.Québec, Québec
Warrant Officer Alain Landry, C.D.Québec, Québec
Officer Cadet Éric Joseph Louis Maillé Québec, Québec
Corporal Éric Joseph Michael PoirierQuébec, Québec
Lieutenant Navy Linda Rodger Québec, Québec
Corporal Pierre-Luc RossignolQuébec, Québec
Captain Jean-Pascal Roy, C.D.Québec, Québec
Master Warrant Officer Joseph Normand Éric Saint-Pierre, C.D.Québec, Québec
Master Warrant Officer Joseph Réal Gino Savard, C.D.Québec, Québec
Warrant Officer Joseph Marco Vézina, C.D.Québec, Québec
Corporal Jonathan Wade-MosesQuébec, Québec

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