On Wednesday, 15 December 2021, Major Blair Christie received the VCDS Commendation in recognition of his service as the Branch Adjutant. The ceremony took place at NDHQ – Carling Campus and was presided by Major-General Andrew Jayne, COS(IM). The outgoing Colonel Commandant (Brigadier-General Kevin O’Keefe), the Branch Chief (Chief Warrant Officer Gilles Philibert), and Blair’s Wife (Melissa) were in attendance.
Major Christie wishes to extend his deepest respects, appreciation, and thanks to the Branch Leadership for the incredible support, mentorship, patience, and guidance they provided him throughout his tenure as the Branch Adjutant. Thank you to Generals O’Keefe, Chagnon, and Lambert; Colonels Lemieux, Roy, Charron, and Roper, CWO Philibert, and the remarkable Branch Office team of staff officers and NCOs (Captain Dustin Craig, Lieutenants Brian Kim and Jon Morris, Warrant Officer Sylvain Gagnon, Sergeant Terry Cadieux, and Aviator Tetiana Winchester amongst many others). Their commitment, professionalism, dedication, and stewardship over matters pertaining to protocol and ceremony made this post a remarkable and memorable one. Major Christie has since been posted to CFJOSG HQ as the Deputy J6.
Major Blair Christie (C) is presented with a Commendation by Major-General Andrew Jayne, Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) Chief of Staff (L) and Chief Warrant Officer Pascal Turcotte, Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) (R) during an Honour and Awards Ceremony on December 15, 2021, at National Defence Headquarters Carling, Ottawa, Ontario.
Photo credit: Corporal Desiree Bourdon, Canadian Forces Support Group (Ottawa-Gatineau) Imaging Services