The MEMBER of the Year Award recognizes the top C&E Branch junior-ranking NCM whose outstanding sense of duty, steadfast dedication to the mission, and unfaltering professional bearing brought great credit to the Branch, and enabled exemplary Command & Control capabilities to the Canadian Armed Forces.
It may be awarded to a C&E Branch NCM at – or below – the appointment of Master Corporal / Master Sailor …
- CA: MCpl to Sig;
- RCN: MS to S3; and
- RCAF: MCpl to Avr.
A Sergeant / Petty Officer 2nd Class may be nominated so long as the NCO served as a Master Corporal / Master Sailor at some point throughout the reporting period, and only their time as a junior NCO may be counted toward the nomination.
Beyond the time and rank criteria, the nominee must have performed a deed or activity considered beyond the demands of normal duty and who made an exceptional contribution to the goals and objectives of the C&E Branch in support of the Canadian Armed Forces. The member is considered a top performer who manifests the highest tier of professional bearing coupled with an unrivaled degree of dedication.
The award is bestowed during C&E Week (late October timeframe) each year.
|2006||Master Corporal Reynold Dyck|
|2007||Master Corporal Jonathan L’Italien|
|2008||Master Corporal Patrick Rule|
|2009||Master Corporal Paul Hunt|
|2010||Corporal Jason Daniels|
|2011||Corporal Roch Grenier|
|2012||Master Corporal Sebastien St-Gelais|
|2013||Master Corporal Martin Mailloux|
|2014||Master Corporal Jean-Sebastien Vallée|
|2015||Corporal Mark Flood|
|2016||Corporal Jason O’Hearon|
|2017||Master Corporal James Nicholls|
|2018||Master Corporal Mike Bauml|
|2019||Master Corporal Justin Barfoot|
|2020||Master Corporal Joshua Townsend|