Governor General invests 69 recipients into the Order of Military Merit

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at the Canadian War Museum, on November 6, bestowing the honour on one commander, 14 officers and 54 members.

Created in 1972, the Order of Military Merit recognizes meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Order honours them for their commitment to Canada, according to the following three levels of membership: Commander (C.M.M.), Officer (O.M.M.) and Member (M.M.M.).

Order of Military Merit Recipients

Commanders

Major General Omer Henry Lavoie, C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D. Commander, 1st Canadian Division Headquarters
Kingston, Ontario

Officers

Lieutenant-Colonel Claire Katherine Bramma, O.M.M., C.D. Mapping and Charting Establishment
Ottawa, Ontario
Brigadier-General Joseph Jean Guy Chapdelaine, O.M.M., C.D., Q.H.C. General Chaplain
Ottawa, Ontario
Lieutenant-Colonel Ryan Glen Deming, O.M.M., C.D. Office of the Chief of the Air Force Staff
Ottawa, Ontario
Colonel Robert Bernard Dundon, O.M.M., C.D. Office of the Director General, Land Equipment Program Management
Ottawa, Ontario
Major Trevor Jain, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. 33 Field Ambulance (Halifax)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Captain(N) Marie-France Langlois, O.M.M., C.D. Director, Casualty Support Management
Ottawa, Ontario
Colonel Joseph Bernard Christian Mercier, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. 34 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
Montréal, Quebec
Major Richard Andrew Havelock Nicholson, O.M.M., C.D. The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School
Oromocto, New Brunswick
Captain(N) Rebecca Louise Patterson, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters
Ottawa, Ontario
Colonel Robert Tennant Ritchie, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters
Ottawa, Ontario
Colonel Josée Diane Marie Robidoux, O.M.M., C.D. 35 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
Québec, Quebec
Captain(N) Christopher Allan Robinson, O.M.M., C.D. Office of the Director General, Naval Force Development
Ottawa, Ontario
Lieutenant-Colonel Dallas Jay West, O.M.M., C.D. Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Captain(N) Douglas Michael Charles Young, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. Maritime Forces Pacific, Joint Task Force Pacific Headquarters
Victoria, British Columbia

Members

Ranger Cyril Abbott, M.M.M., C.D. 5th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class André Lionel Aubry, M.M.M., M.B., C.D. Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton
Victoria, British Columbia
Warrant Officer Sean Eldon Benedict, M.M.M., C.D. 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
Petawawa, Ontario
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Marc Thomas Bertrand, M.M.M., C.D. Office of the Director General, Compensation and Benefits
Ottawa, Ontario
Lieutenant(N) Randall Milton Binnie, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington)
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Warrant Officer Aaron David Bygrove, M.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron (Trenton)
Astra, Ontario
Chief Warrant Officer Claude Rodney Cromwell, M.M.M., C.D. Office of the Director General, Materiel Systems and Supply Chain
Ottawa, Ontario
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Raymond DeProy, M.M.M., M.B., C.D. Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific)
Victoria, British Columbia
Warrant Officer Christopher Lee Desjardins, M.M.M., C.D. 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
Shilo, Manitoba
Sergeant Michel Doyon, M.M.M., C.D. 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron
Borden, Ontario
Chief Warrant Officer Desmond Michael Flood, M.M.M., C.D. 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron (Comox)
Lazo, British Columbia
Warrant Officer Lorilee Ann Flowers, M.M.M., C.D. Combat Training Centre Headquarters
Oromocto, New Brunswick
Warrant Officer Jason Edward Forth, M.M.M., C.D. Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Richelain, Quebec
Warrant Officer Robert Glenn Arthur Fox, M.M.M., C.D. The Princess Louise Fusiliers
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Master Warrant Officer Terry Hans Fraser, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre
Borden, Ontario
Chief Warrant Officer Leslie Darrell Frowen, M.M.M., C.D. 8 Wing Headquarters Trenton
Astra, Ontario
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Claude Michel Giguère, M.M.M., C.D. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Donnacona
Montréal, Quebec
Master Warrant Officer Gerrit Ted Gombert, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Forces Joint Operational Support Group Headquarters
Kingston, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer Raymond Jay Green, M.M.M., C.D. 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
Petawawa, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer Eileen Elizabeth Hannigan, M.M.M., C.D. Office of the Director General, Compensation and Benefits
Ottawa, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer Michael Henry Hawthorn, M.M.M., C.D. 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
Petawawa, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer Ronald Michael James Heffernan, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Forces Base Kingston
Kingston, Ontario
Sergeant Lejla Imamovic, M.M.M., C.D. 10th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Regina, Saskatchewan
Warrant Officer Penny Christina Kennedy, M.M.M., C.D. 5th Canadian Division Support Group Gagetown Personnel Support Services
Oromocto, New Brunswick
Chief Warrant Officer William Lloyd King, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Army Headquarters
Ottawa, Ontario
Chief Warrant Officer Blair William Leahy, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters
Ottawa, Ontario
Major Marylin Suzanne Lemay, M.M.M., C.D. Office of the Director General, Compensation and Benefits
Ottawa, Ontario
Major James Edward Rene MacInnis, M.M.M., C.D. The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own)
Ottawa, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer John Alexander MacKenzie, M.M.M., C.D. Office of the Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Ottawa, Ontario
Warrant Officer Richard John Martin, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Detachment McChord
Deputy Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, Washington, United States of America
Master Warrant Officer Suzanne Joyce McAdam, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters
Ottawa, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer Morris Henry McGarrigle, M.M.M., C.D. 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
Petawawa, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer James Allan McKenzie, M.M.M., C.D. 8 Air Reserve Flight (Trenton)
Astra, Ontario
Warrant Officer Michael Melvin, M.M.M., C.D. Office of the Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Level 1 Headquarters
Ottawa, Ontario
Major Jennifer Lynn Morrison, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering
Borden, Ontario
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Paul Rémi Nault, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Forces Real Property Operations Group
Ottawa, Ontario
Warrant Officer Rebekah Dawn Neville, M.M.M., C.D. 4 Engineer Support Regiment
Courcelette, Quebec
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Andrew Joseph Parent, M.M.M., C.D. Naval Fleet School (Pacific)
Victoria, British Columbia
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Yves Éric Poissant, M.M.M., C.D. 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment
Québec, Quebec
Master Warrant Officer Leonard Andrew Power, M.M.M., C.D. 1 Service Battalion
Edmonton, Alberta
Master Warrant Officer Marie Ginette Isabelle Proulx, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre
Denwood, Alberta
Master Warrant Officer Mark Dennis Riach, M.M.M., C.D. 417 Combat Support Squadron
Cold Lake, Alberta
Master Warrant Officer David Michael Andrew Ridley, M.M.M., C.D. Canadian Forces Military Police Academy
Borden, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer Christopher Allan Rigby, M.M.M., C.D. Office of the Director General, Land Equipment Program Management
Ottawa, Ontario
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph André Daniel Royer, M.M.M., C.D. 1st Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment
Courcelette, Quebec
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Marie Nathalie Isabelle Scalabrini, M.M.M., C.D. Naval Fleet School (Pacific)
Victoria, British Columbia
Petty Officer 1st Class Ginette Suzanne Marie Seguin, M.M.M., C.D. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Chief Warrant Officer Mark Thomas Shannon, M.M.M., C.D. 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
Toronto, Ontario
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen James Sheffar, M.M.M., C.D. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Calgary
Victoria, British Columbia
Major Derek John Sheridan, M.M.M., C.D. The Ontario Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
Oshawa, Ontario
Warrant Officer Stephen Alan Slade, M.M.M., C.D. Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School
Oromocto, New Brunswick
Sergeant Roxane St. Michael, M.M.M., C.D. 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron
Petawawa, Ontario
Warrant Officer Joel Kevin Turnbull, M.M.M., C.D. 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, Detachment Aldershot
Kentville, Nova Scotia
Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Jerome Williams, M.M.M., C.D. Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic)
Shearwater, Nova Scotia

Please note that the information above reflects the rank and posting of the members at the time of their nomination.

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