Governor General invests 41 recipients into the Order of Military Merit

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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, bestowed the Order of Military Merit on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members at an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, May 27, 2019.

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 Frances Jennifer Allen, C.M.M., C.D.
[Deputy Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Ottawa, Ontario (This is a promotion within the Order)]
• Rear-Admiral Arthur Gerard McDonald, C.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
[Deputy Commander – Royal Canadian Navy Ottawa, Ontario]

OFFICERS
• Brigadier-General Andrew Michael Downes, O.M.M., C.D.
[Surgeon General Ottawa, Ontario]
• Captain(N) Michael Andrew Hopper, O.M.M., C.D.
[Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Carleton Ottawa, Ontario]
• Colonel Iain Stewart Huddleston, O.M.M., C.D.
[1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters Winnipeg, Manitoba]
• Brigadier-General Stephen Richardson Kelsey, O.M.M., C.D.
[Canadian Army Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario]
• Colonel Conrad Joseph John Mialkowski, O.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.
[2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron Petawawa, Ontario]
• Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Reinhold Morton, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
[Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Ottawa, Ontario]
• Commodore Angus Ian Topshee, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
[Office of the Deputy Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America]

MEMBERS
• Chief Warrant Officer Bruce Edward Ball, M.M.M., C.D.
[Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Ottawa, Ontario]
• Captain Guy Michel Bériau, M.M.M., C.D.
[Tactics School Oromocto, New Brunswick]
• Master Warrant Officer Cordell James Herman Boland, M.M.M., C.D.
[Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Edmonton, Alberta]
• Chief Warrant Officer Jean Gérard Éric Bouffard, M.M.M., C.D.
[Office of the Chief Force Development Ottawa, Ontario]
• Warrant Officer Geoffrey Howard Chin, M.M.M., C.D.
[3rd Canadian Division Training Centre Denwood, Alberta]
• Captain Blair Ainlie Christie, M.M.M., C.D.
[Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment Ottawa, Ontario]
• Master Corporal Mohammed Dibaei-Irani, M.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
[Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Ottawa, Ontario]
• Sergeant Dustin Gerald Donovan, M.M.M., C.D.
[19 Wing Comox Lazo, British Columbia]
• Master Warrant Officer Robert Allen Englehart, M.M.M., C.D.
[Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Edmonton, Alberta]
• Warrant Officer Charles William Howieson Graham, M.M.M., C.D.
[Integrated Personnel Support Centre Detachment London London, Ontario]
• Sergeant Helen Ruth Hawes, M.M.M., C.D.
[Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics Kingston, Ontario]
• Petty Officer 1st Class Leanne Marjorie Hebert, M.M.M., C.D.
[Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Halifax Halifax, Nova Scotia]
• Warrant Officer Christopher Baird Hennebery, M.M.M., C.D.
[The Royal Westminster Regiment New Westminster, British Columbia]
• Sergeant Gordon Joseph Hynes, M.M.M., C.D.
[424 Transport and Rescue Squadron Astra, Ontario]
• Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph François Jean-Claude Sylvain Jaquemot, M.M.M., C.D.
[Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Winnipeg Victoria, British Columbia]
• Sergeant Andréanne Lise Micheline Joly, M.M.M., C.D.
[2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Shilo, Manitoba]
• Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chesley Wayne Keeping, M.M.M., C.D.
[Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Montréal Halifax, Nova Scotia]
• Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Roger Dominic Lapointe, M.M.M.,
[C.D. Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering Oromocto, New Brunswick]
• Major Slade Gestur John Lerch, M.M.M., C.D.
[3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Edmonton, Alberta]
• Sergeant Caroline Marie Linteau, M.M.M., C.D.
[Joint Personnel Support Unit Detachment Gagetown Oromocto, New Brunswick]
• Master Warrant Officer Jerome Patrick MacMullin, M.M.M., C.D.
[Joint Personnel Support Unit Detachment Gagetown Oromocto, New Brunswick]
• Master Warrant Officer Duane Lewis May, M.M.M., C.D.
[19 Air Maintenance Squadron Lazo, British Columbia]
• Warrant Officer James Richard McCarron, M.M.M., C.D.
[Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario]
• Sergeant Timothy Charles McLean, M.M.M., C.D.
[22 Wing Headquarters – North Bay Hornell Heights, Ontario]
• Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Dana Bernice McLellan, M.M.M., C.D.
[TRINITY – Maritime Operations Support and Intelligence Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia]
• Master Warrant Officer David Basil Myers, M.M.M., C.D.
[2 Air Movements Squadron Astra, Ontario]
• Master Warrant Officer Sarah Ann Powers, M.M.M., C.D.
[2 Service Battalion Petawawa, Ontario]
• Ranger Ronald Glenn Scott, M.M.M.
[Snow Lake Canadian Ranger Patrol Snow Lake, Manitoba]
• Master Warrant Officer Martin Sylvestre, M.M.M., C.D.
[19 Wing Headquarters – Comox Lazo, British Columbia]
• Chief Warrant Officer Micheal Brian Talty, M.M.M., C.D.
[41 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters Calgary, Alberta]
• Master Warrant Officer Chester William Tingley, M.M.M., C.D.
[The Royal Canadian Dragoons Petawawa, Ontario]
• Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph André Steve Turgeon, M.M.M., C.D.
[Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Montréal Halifax, Nova Scotia]

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  • Her Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Military Merit to Sergeant Helen Ruth Hawes, M.M.M., C.D.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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du mérite militaire au sergent Helen Ruth Hawes, M.M.M., C.D.Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGGHer Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Military Merit to Sergeant Helen Ruth Hawes, M.M.M., C.D.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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du mérite militaire au sergent Helen Ruth Hawes, M.M.M., C.D.Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG

  • Her Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Military Merit to Sergeant Gordon Joseph Hynes, M.M.M., C.D.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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du mérite militaire au sergent Gordon Joseph Hynes, M.M.M., C.D.Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGGHer Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Military Merit to Sergeant Gordon Joseph Hynes, M.M.M., C.D.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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du mérite militaire au sergent Gordon Joseph Hynes, M.M.M., C.D.Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG

  • Her Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Military Merit to Ranger Ronald Glenn Scott, M.M.M.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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du mérite militaire au ranger Ronald Glenn Scott, M.M.M.Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGGHer Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Military Merit to Ranger Ronald Glenn Scott, M.M.M.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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du mérite militaire au ranger Ronald Glenn Scott, M.M.M.Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG

  • 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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGGHer Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG

  • Her Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Military Merit to Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chesley Wayne Keeping, M.M.M., C.D.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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du mérite militaire au premier maître de 2e classe Chesley Wayne Keeping, M.M.M., C.D.Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGGHer Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Military Merit to Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chesley Wayne Keeping, M.M.M., C.D.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 Rideau Hall, on May 27, 2019. The Governor General bestowed the honour on 2 Commanders, 7 Officers and 32 Members.***Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du mérite militaire au premier maître de 2e classe Chesley Wayne Keeping, M.M.M., C.D.Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a présidé une cérémonie d’investiture de l’Ordre du mérite militaire à Rideau Hall, le 27 mai 2019. La gouverneure générale a remis cette distinction à 2 Commandeurs, 7 Officiers et 32 Membres. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG



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