The Colonel-in-Chief Commendation is the highest award that the C&E Family may bestow.
It serves to recognize recipients – in the form of individual or collective awards – for exceptional service and selfless dedication, and who made a lasting contribution to the objectives of the C&E Branch and our greater family writ large.
The commendation was established by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne. The award was officially unveiled on the 24th of October, 2013 to help mark the 110th anniversary of military communications in the Canadian Armed Forces.
All members of the C&E Family – including military, civilian, honorary appointments, retired members, and immediate family members – are eligible for the Colonel-in-Chief Commendation. Furthermore, units or sections of a unit may be nominated when submitting a collective award.
The award is bestowed during C&E Week (late October timeframe) each year.
- Colonel-in-Chief Commendation – Instruction
- Colonel-in-Chief Commendation – Nomination Letter Template
Note: The Colonel-in-Chief Commendation Certificate template is held by CFSCE Publication Development. The Branch Adjutant will arrange for its production. Afterwards, it is sent to the Colonel Commandant for furtherance to the Colonel-in-Chief.
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Initial coin at its conception in 2013
|2013||1||Brigadier-General George D. Simpson, OMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||2||General Ramsay M. Withers, CMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||3||Colonel David L. Hart, MM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||4||Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Bergeron, OMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||5||Brigadier-General George D. Simpson, OMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||6||Brigadier-General Don Banks, CMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||7||Brigadier-General Pep Fraser, OMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||8||Brigadier-General William ‘Bill’ J. Patterson, OMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||9||Colonel Peter H. Sutton, CD (Retired)|
|2013||10||Colonel Jack A.P. Thomson, CD (Retired)|
|2013||11||Colonel Percy A. Tappin, CD (Retired)|
|2013||12||Major Clair B. Bostwick, MMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||13||Major David G. Lawrence, CD (Retired)|
|2013||14||Major Sandy E. Lipin, CD (Retired)|
|2013||15||Major Jack Magilton, CD (Retired)|
|2013||16||Master Warrant Officer Terry R. Murphy, MMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||17||Warrant Officer Lisa DeNoble, MMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||18||Brigadier-General Michel Charron, OMM, CD (Retired)|
|2013||19||Brigadier-General Dan P. Harrison, CD (Retired)|
|2013||20||Captain (Navy) John E. Croft, CD (Retired)|
|2013||21||Colonel Catherine E. Allan, CD (Retired)|
|2013||22||Colonel Bob Leitch, CD (Retired)|
|2013||23||Lieutenant-Colonel Brian P. McDonnell, CD (Retired)|
|2013||24||Major William ‘Bill’ W. Dyke, MMM, CD (Retired)|
|2016||25||Major Mike DeNoble, CD (Retired)|
|2017||26||Brigadier-General William ‘Bill’ Richard, CD (Retired)|
|2018||27||Colonel Don F. Pruner, OMM, CD (Retired)|
|2018||28||Colonel Jim Holsworth, CD (Retired)|
|2019||30||Chief Warrant Officer William ‘Bill’ Fallows, CD (Retired)|
|2020||29||Master Warrant Officer Patrice Guevremont, CD|
|2020||31||Brigadier-General Bob Martineau, CD (Retired)|