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Major Blair A. Christie, MMM, CD Invested into the Order of Military Merit

Jun 13, 2019 | 18 comments

Major Blair A. Christie, MMM, CD, RCCS was invested in the Order of Military Merit at the Rank of Member on Monday, 27 May 2019. The ceremony took place at Rideau Hall and was presided by Her Excellency, The Governor General of Canada and the Chief of Defence Staff. Major Christie wishes to express his profound appreciation to a great many professionals, superiors, and mentors at the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR) for endorsing his application into the Order. Thank you – with sincerity, loyalty, and respect – to Colonel Jason Walkling, Captain Jeff Munn (former RSM), Lieutenant-Colonel Stephane Roy, Major Brigitte Allaire, Barb Bajema, Terri Munro, and CWO Frederick Lavoie. Thank you to a litany of stalwart Warrant Officers and remarkable Regimental Officers including MWO Trevor McInnis, MWO Callum Campbell, and Captain Leighton Hardy (former MWO); Warrant Officers Doug Yeo, Gary Thomson, and Sebastien Hamel; and Captains Robert Holt, Brent Sakaki, Kyra Smith, Justin Urquhart, Shae Luhowy, and Ken Berube. Thank you the Regimental NCOs such as Sergeants Jay Wood, Todd Williams, Peter Hanson, and Mark Bee for making my job a success and for elevating the Regiment to its status as the finest unit in the service. […]

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Jane Umpherson

Jun 10, 2019 | 0 comments

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Senior Appointment Program (SAP) Course 27 – 31 May 2019

Jun 4, 2019 | 0 comments

This picture was taken during the 5th anniversary celebration of the Osside Institute where the guest of honour was CWO (Ret’d) Kevin West. Pictured left to right : CWO SD Mailer, CWO JMS Levac, CWO MD Harris, CWO DL Martens, CWO L Dunn and CWO JPR Boucher. Osside Institute is the centre of excellence in leadership and was integrated to RMC St-Jean in 2014. Making it the only military institution in the world to offer education to non-commissioned members. The aim of the Senior Appointment Program is to prepare Chief Warrant Officer for higher institutional responsibilities. At Osside Institute Chief Warrant Officers with Senior Appointments study war theory and operations planning in the current security context; civilian-military governance, national security strategy and Canadian Defence policy; and organizational culture and change. Views: 5

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AFGHANISTAN MEMORIAL HALL TO OPEN FOR PUBLIC VISITS AS OF 31 MAY 2019

May 30, 2019 | 0 comments

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have established a system for escorted access to the Afghanistan Memorial Hall for the families of the Fallen on a priority basis. These guided visits began on 26 May, 2019, and will continue under separate arrangements.   In the meantime, members of the public are also invited to visit the Afghanistan Memorial Hall at the National Defence Headquarters (Carling) in Ottawa, beginning on 31 May, 2019 at 1530 hrs to honour those who lost their lives during Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.   Individuals wishing to find out more information on visit schedules, registration process and timelines, and contact details may email [email protected]. Please note that members of the public must register in advance.   Canadian Armed Forces personnel will guide each public visit and provide visitors with information on Canada’s military contribution in Afghanistan.   Planning is underway to hold a re-dedication event for the Kandahar Cenotaph in the coming months. Details on this event will be shared as soon as information is available.     Quote   “The Afghanistan Memorial Hall is a permanent reminder of the bravery, dedication and sacrifice made by all Canadian Armed Forces members, United […]

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Sgt Helen Hawes, MMM, CD invested into the Order of Military Merit (OMM)

May 29, 2019 | 0 comments

Sgt Helen Hawes, MMM, CD was invested into the Order of Military Merit at Rideau Hall Monday, 27 May 2019. Congratulations Sgt Hawes! A featured article has been published in the Kingston Whig Standard: https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/kingston-soldier-recognized-by-governor-general. Views: 8

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