The Subaltern of the Year Award recognizes the top C&E Branch Subaltern whose outstanding sense of duty, steadfast dedication to the mission, exceptional loyalty to the chain-of-command, remarkable leadership, 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 officer holding the rank of Lieutenant or 2nd Lieutenant. A Captain may be nominated so long as the officer served as a Lieutenant at some point throughout the reporting period, and only their time as a subaltern 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 officer is considered a top performer who manifests the highest tier of professional bearing coupled with an unrivaled degree of dedication and integrity.
The award is bestowed during C&E Week (late October timeframe) each year.
|2012||Lt C.D. Vernon|
|2013||Lt J.A. Kauenhofen|
|2014||Lt G.L. Motycka|
|2015||Capt A.M.M. Kisielius|
|2016||Capt K.J. Bowen|
|2017||Lt K.D. McLaughlin|
|2019||Capt Matthias Bowles|