Subaltern of the Year


To recognize 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.


The Communications and Electronics (C&E) Branch SUBALTERN of the Year Award 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.


Only three (3) submissions are considered and they must come from the following Occupational
Advisors (OAs) based on the Corps or Element of the candidate. All nominations from across the
CAF must be channeled to:

1. Director Signals: The Top Regular Force Signal Officer;

2. Strategic A6: The Top CELE Officer; or

3. CA Primary Reserve Senior Signal Officer: The Top Reserve Signal Officer.



End of June of current year.




Award Recipients


Year Recipient
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
2018 Lt Tristan Archabault
2019 Capt Matthias Bowles
2020 Capt Garrett McDonald