Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 28, 2012 10:00 ET

Vice-Admiral Maddison Presents Award to Lieutenant-Commander Albert Wong

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2012) - Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, Commander Royal Canadian Navy issued the following statement after presenting, on October 27, Lieutenant-Commander Albert Wong the 2012 Chinese Canadian Legend Award on behalf of the Asian Business Network Association:

"I am pleased to extend my personal congratulations to Lieutenant-Commander Albert Wong and his family. His career achievements and his dedication to both the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Forces have been exceptional.

"Lieutenant-Commander Wong has long been recognized for his gifts as a strategic communications planner and for his work as a communications advisor to the senior leadership of Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Forces. Of particular note, during an assignment to Afghanistan, he acted as strategic communications advisor to the Chief of Staff of the President of Afghanistan. Moreover, while deployed there, he also established a charity to bring special needs education to children with disabilities in Afghanistan.

"Lieutenant-Commander Wong is a true role model, not only for Chinese Canadians, but for all of us who proudly choose to wear the uniform in the service of Canada. As the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy and on behalf of all the sailors, soldiers, airmen, and airwomen of the Canadian Forces I wish to again offer my heartiest congratulations to Lieutenant-Commander Wong and extend my warmest appreciation to him. As the Canadian Forces Champion for visible minorities, I am personally very proud of his accomplishments as a Chinese Canadian Legend in the Canadian Forces."

Notes to editor / news director:

For more information on the awards visit the Asia Business Network Association web site at: http://www.abna.ca

Contact Information

  • Lieutenant-Commander Walter Moniz
    Cell: (647) 456-7562

    Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
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