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 Seaman …
- CA: MCpl to Sig;
- RCN: MS to OS; 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 Seaman 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.