Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 25, 2011 10:20 ET

The Governor General Announces 114 New Appointments to the Order of Military Merit

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, announced today the appointment of 114 members of the Canadian Regular and Reserve Forces to the Order of Military Merit. The appointments include six Commanders, 23 Officers and 85 Members.

The recipients will receive their insignia during an investiture ceremony, which will be held at a later date.

The Order of Military Merit was created in 1972 to recognize meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Forces. The Order has three levels of membership: Commander (C.M.M.), Officer (O.M.M.) and Member (M.M.M.).

The information in this press release was provided by the Department of National Defence and reflects the members' current rank and posting. The appointments have been in effect since October 27, 2010.

A list of recipients is attached, as well as background information on the Order of Military Merit.

ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT RECIPIENTS

COMMANDERS

Rear-Admiral Nigel Stafford Greenwood, C.M.M., C.D.
(This is a promotion within the Order)
Victoria, B.C.
Major-General Joseph Marcel Marquis Hainse, C.M.M., C.D.
(This is a promotion within the Order)
Ottawa, Ont.
Major-General Tom James Lawson, C.M.M., C.D.
(This is a promotion within the Order)
Ottawa, Ont.
Rear-Admiral Paul Andrew Maddison, C.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
(This is a promotion within the Order)
Ottawa, Ont.
Major-General Mark Edmund McQuillan, C.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.
Major-General Guy Robert Thibault, C.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.

OFFICERS

Captain(N) Scott Edward George Bishop, O.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.
Lieutenant-Colonel Allan Eric Bratland, O.M.M., C.D. Winnipeg, Man.
Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Francis Bryski, O.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.
Major James Randall Burton, O.M.M., C.D. Hornell Heights, Ont.
Colonel Kenneth André Corbould, O.M.M., C.D. Belleville, Ont.
Commander Anthony Robert Evans, O.M.M., C.D. Victoria, B.C.
Lieutenant-Commander Cindy Bernadette Galt, O.M.M., C.D. Summerside, P.E.I.
Colonel Martin Girard, O.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.
Brigadier-General Paul-Émilien Richard Simon Hébert, O.M.M., C.D. Montréal, Que.
Colonel David Gerald Henley, O.M.M., C.D. Halifax, N.S.
Lieutenant-Colonel Patricia Henry, O.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.
Colonel Jean-Marc Lanthier, O.M.M., M.S.C., C.D. Courcelette, Que.
Commander Robert Lewis-Manning, O.M.M., C.D. Esquimalt, B.C.
Lieutenant-Colonel Deborah Lynn McKenzie, O.M.M., C.D. Lazo, B.C.
Lieutenant-Colonel Shawn Darric McKinstry, O.M.M., C.D. Kingston, Ont.
Lieutenant-Colonel Darryl Albert Mills, O.M.M., M.S.C., C.D. Meaford, Ont.
Colonel Richard Francis Pucci, O.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.
Lieutenant-colonel Joseph Joël Roy, O.M.M., C.D. Astra, Ont.
Colonel James Baxter Simms, O.M.M., C.D. Oromocto, N.B.
Captain(N) Martin William Teft, O.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.
Lieutenant-Colonel Homer Chin-nan Tien, O.M.M., C.D. Petawawa, Ont.
Chief Warrant Officer Bernard Joseph Noël Verreault, O.M.M., C.D.
(This is a promotion within the Order)
Winnipeg, Man.
Lieutenant-Colonel Lawrence James Zaporzan, O.M.M., C.D. Ottawa, Ont.

MEMBERS

Sergeant Jorgan Aitaok, M.M.M.   Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Chief Warrant Officer Mark Arden, M.M.M., C.D.   Vancouver, B.C.
Chief Warrant Officer Denise Aimee Ballermann, M.M.M., C.D.   Edmonton, Alta.
Master Warrant Officer Robert Paul Bartlett, M.M.M., C.D.   Oromocto, N.B.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Yvan Denis Bédard, M.M.M., C.D.   Québec, Que.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Bernard Alain Bergeron, M.M.M., C.D.   Ottawa, Ont.
Chief Warrant Officer Gerard Joseph Brennan, M.M.M., C.D.   Halifax, N.S.
Major Patrick Albert Denis Brizay, M.M.M., C.D.   Astra, Ont.
Master Warrant Officer Kirby Vincent Burgess, M.M.M., C.D.   Belleville, Ont.
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph François Luc Champagne, M.M.M., C.D.   Shearwater, N.S.
Sergeant Joseph Jacques Mario Charette, M.M.M., M.B., C.D.   Borden, Ont.
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Malcolm Derek Conlon, M.M.M., C.D.   Victoria, B.C.
Captain Joseph Charles Serge Côté, M.M.M., C.D.   Richelain, Que.
Sergeant Russell Wayne Coughlin, M.M.M., C.D.   Petawawa, Ont.
Chief Warrant Officer Bernard Joseph Curtis, M.M.M., C.D.   Sydney, N.S.
Chief Warrant Officer William Darling, M.M.M., C.D.   Toronto, Ont.
Warrant Officer Robert Allan David, M.M.M., C.D.   Petawawa, Ont.
Master Warrant Officer Joseph Raymond Yves Demers, M.M.M., C.D.   Courcelette, Que.
Master Warrant Officer Stephen Christopher Downey, M.M.M., C.D.   Edmonton, Alta.
Warrant Officer William Francis Doupe, M.M.M., C.D.   Petawawa, Ont.
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Walter Joseph Bernard Dubeau, M.M.M., C.D.   Victoria, B.C.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Peter Dulong, M.M.M., C.D.   Halifax, N.S.
Captain Sylvain Charles Falle, M.M.M., C.D.   Kingston, Ont.
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Craig Feltham, M.M.M., C.D.   Shearwater, N.S.
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Alton Fisher, M.M.M., C.D.   Astra, Ont.
Sergeant Lorne Emerson Lionel Ford, M.M.M., C.D.   Edmonton, Alta.
Warrant Officer Melina Dorothy Ann Fournier, M.M.M., C.D.   Ottawa, Ont.
Major Carl Gauthier, M.M.M., C.D.   Ottawa, Ont.
Chief Warrant Officer Daphine Viola Germain, M.M.M., C.D.   Hornell Heights, Ont.
Lieutenant(N) Corey Lloyd Ellis Gleason, M.M.M., C.D.   Esquimalt, B.C.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Ernest Gilles Godbout, M.M.M., C.D.   Courcelette, Que.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Lucien Éric Gravel, M.M.M., C.D.   Courcelette, Que.
Chief Warrant Officer Gerald Olympe Gravelle, M.M.M., C.D.   Kingston, Ont.
Chief Warrant Officer Alain Grenier, M.M.M., C.D.   Courcelette, Que.
Warrant Officer Sean Michael Hansen, M.M.M., C.D.   Denwood, Alta.
Captain Paul Henry Hartinger, M.M.M., C.D.   Oromocto, N.B.
Captain John Douglas Hill, M.M.M., C.D.   Oromocto, N.B.
Master Warrant Officer Richard David Hills, M.M.M., C.D.   Kingston, Ont.
Warrant Officer Murray Clair Hiltz, M.M.M., C.D.   Greenwood, N.S.
Warrant Officer Kevin Thomas Johnson, M.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.   Kingston, Ont.
Master Warrant Officer Edward James Kilcup, M.M.M., C.D.   Ottawa, Ont.
Master Warrant Officer Marc Daniel Lafontaine, M.M.M., C.D.   Ottawa, Ont.
Master Warrant Officer William Kenneth Laing, M.M.M., C.D.   Kingston, Ont.
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Joseph Lamarche, M.M.M., C.D.   Windsor, Ont.
Sergeant Frédéric Gilles Joseph Lavoie, M.M.M., C.D.   Kingston, Ont.
Warrant Officer Robert Ronald Leblanc, M.M.M., C.D.   Vancouver, B.C.
Petty Officer 2nd Class James Anthony Leith, M.M.M., S.C., M.S.M., C.D.   Shearwater, N.S.
Chief Warrant Officer Robert Colin MacDonald, M.M.M., C.D.   Greenwood, N.S.
Master Warrant Officer Donald Nolan MacIntyre, M.M.M., C.D.   Shearwater, N.S.
Petty Officer 1st Class Arthur Wilberforce MacLeod, M.M.M., C.D.   Shearwater, N.S.
Warrant Officer Patricia Susan MacWilliams, M.M.M., C.D.   Edmonton, Alta.
Captain William McAuley, M.M.M., C.D.   Calgary, Alta.
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Daniel McCallum, M.M.M., C.D.   Victoria, B.C.
Warrant Officer Craig Richard McKay, M.M.M., C.D.   Cold Lake, Alta.
Major Wendy Mae McKenzie, M.M.M., C.D.   Vancouver, B.C.
Warrant Officer David Francis McLaughlin, M.M.M., C.D.   Borden, Ont.
Master Warrant Officer Shawn Anthony Mercer, M.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.   Ottawa, Ont.
Master Warrant Officer Kenneth Miles, M.M.M., C.D.   Petawawa, Ont.
Chief Warrant Officer Steven Maurice Milton, M.M.M., C.D.   Shilo, Man.
Captain William English Moore, M.M.M., C.D.   Oromocto, N.B.
Master Warrant Officer Marie Rose Christine Ouellet, M.M.M., C.D.   Ottawa, Ont.
Warrant Officer Bryan Keith Pierce, C.V., M.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.       Winnipeg, Man.
Master Warrant Officer Roy Harold Pugh, M.M.M., C.D.   Halifax, N.S.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Vernon Pynn, M.M.M., C.D.   Petawawa, Ont.
Major Douglas Reid, M.M.M., C.D.   Kingston, Ont.
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Christopher Riefesel, M.M.M., C.D.   Halifax, N.S.
Master Warrant Officer Joseph Henry Sampson, M.M.M., C.D.   Winnipeg, Man.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Normand Yvon Sauvageau, M.M.M., C.D.   Richelain, Que.
Chief Warrant Officer Jean-Paul Savoie, M.M.M., C.D.   Saint John, N.B.
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Angela Lynne Schenkers, M.M.M., C.D.   Esquimalt, B.C.
Warrant Officer Marie Lucette Sylvie Seaward, M.M.M., C.D.   Shilo, Man.
Master Warrant Officer Patrick Henry Simms, M.M.M., C.D.   Edmonton, Alta.
Warrant Officer Wayde Lee Simpson, M.M.M., M.B., C.D.   Astra, Ont.
Master Warrant Officer Carol Snow, M.M.M., C.D.   Ottawa, Ont.
Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Peter Stapleford, M.M.M., C.D.   Toronto, Ont.
Captain Terrence Gordon Stead, M.M.M., C.D.   Gander, N.L.
Master Warrant Officer Keith Charles Thibault, M.M.M., C.D.   Cold Lake, Alta.
Chief Warrant Officer David Charles Tofts, M.M.M., C.D.   Courcelette, Que.
Master Warrant Officer Guy Tremblay, M.M.M., C.D.   Hornell Heights, Ont.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Louis Philippe Turbide, M.M.M., C.D.   Richelain, Que.
Captain Joseph Napoléon Denis Veilleux, M.M.M., C.D.   Sherbrooke, Que.
Master Warrant Officer Lise Marie Juliette Ward, M.M.M., C.D.   Richelain, Que.
Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Joseph Walsh, M.M.M., C.D.   Shearwater, N.S.
Captain Shannon Marie Wills, M.M.M., C.D.   Victoria, B.C.
Master Warrant Officer John Cameron Winters, M.M.M., C.D.   Hornell Heights, Ont.

FACT SHEET ON THE ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT

The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve. Many have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty, and the Order honours them for their commitment to Canada, according to the following three levels:

  • The level of Commander (post-nominal: C.M.M.) recognizes outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility.

  • The level of Officer (Post-nominal: O.M.M.) recognizes outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility.

  • The level of Member (Post-nominal: M.M.M.) recognizes exceptional service or performance of duty

Eligibility and Nominations

A commanding officer or a military advisory committee (for ranks of colonel and above) recommends to the Chief of the Defence Staff the names of those serving members of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve, they consider eligible. The Chief of the Defence Staff then submits the names to the governor general for approval.

The number of appointments per year is limited to one tenth of one per cent of the average number of persons who were members of the Canadian Forces during the previous year. There are no posthumous appointments.

Recipients may be promoted within the Order. They must exchange their insignia for that which corresponds to the new level, since no member may hold more than one appointment at any time.

The Order's constitution permits members of the armed forces of another country to be appointed as honorary Commanders, Officers and Members. Appointments are made for outstanding meritorious service to Canada or the Canadian Forces in the performance of military duties.

Contact Information

  • For information on the Order of Military Merit:
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    Marie-Pierre Belanger
    613-998-9166
    marie-pierre.belanger@gg.ca
    www.gg.ca
    or
    For information on the recipients of the Order
    of Military Merit:
    Department of National Defence
    Media Liaison Office
    1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
    www.forces.gc.ca