Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

May 31, 2012 15:10 ET

Media Advisory: The Canadian Forces Recognition Program

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - From June 1-4, 2012, 11 Canadian Forces (CF) members and one Canadian Ranger will be front and centre in this year's CF Recognition Program activities in Ottawa. This annual program recognizes soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen for their dedication and commitment to the military and to their community.

Selected from across the country, these deserving CF members and Canadian Ranger are invited to Ottawa, where they will take part in the Walk/Run in Red, attend a brunch hosted by the CF Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Petty Officer 1st class Robert Cléroux, and visit the House of Commons, where they will be honoured during Question Period.

The following 12 CF members were selected to participate in this year's program:

Chief Petty Officer 2nd class Ghislaine Arseneau
Maritime Forces Atlantic
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Captain Andrew Baier
51 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron
North Bay, Ontario
Sergeant Robert Biener
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Edmonton, Alberta
Corporal Marissa Breese
3 Military Police Regiment
Sackville, Nova Scotia
Ranger Thomas Cook
4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
Port Hardy, British Columbia
Corporal Robert Edhouse
Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Borden, Ontario
Corporal Lisa Henry
51 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron
North Bay, Ontario
Master Seaman David Leblanc
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Athabaskan
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Lieutenant(Navy) Robert Pihlaja
Regional Cadet Support Unit
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Master Corporal Lorinda Sherman
33 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre
Kingston, Ontario
Warrant Officer John Walsh
Chief of Programme Division
Ottawa, Ontario
Captain Chung Leung Wong
Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School
Richelain, Québec

Note to editors/news directors: For more information, member biographies or interview requests, please contact the Department of National Defence (DND) Media Liaison Office (MLO) at: 1-866-377-0811/ (613) 996-2353.

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