Governor General Awards RCN Orders of Military Merit

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Mary May Simon presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony for outstanding members of the Canadian Armed Forces on November 1, 2021.

During the virtual ceremony, the Governor General, who is Chancellor and a Commander of the Order, bestowed the honor on 3 Commanders of Military Merit for their outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility; 21 Officers of Military Merit for their outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility; and 73 Members of Military Merit for exceptional service or performance of duty.

The Order of Military Merit is a central element of the Canadian Honors System that also includes the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Decorations, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and Decorations for Bravery. All recipients share a desire to help others, to achieve excellence and to contribute to their communities and to Canada.

Commander of the Order of Military Merit

Rear-Admiral John Robert Auchterlonie, O.M.M., C.D.
Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters
Victoria, British Columbia

Rear-Admiral Craig Alan Baines, M.S.C., C.D.
Office of the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Ottawa, Ontario

Officer of the Order of Military Merit

Captain Matthew David Coates, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D.
Director Human Rights and Diversity
Ottawa, Ontario

Captain David Edward Mazur, O.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Forces Base Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Member of the Order of Military Merit

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Donald Blonde, M.M.M., C.D.
Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters
Victoria, British Columbia

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Judith Angela Dietrich, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Brunswicker
Saint John, New Brunswick

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mitchell William Earle, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Toronto
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Michael Grass, M.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Forces Military Police Group
Ottawa, Ontario

Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Leo Greidanus, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Prevost
London, Ontario

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Michael Kent, M.M.M., C.D.
Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs)
Ottawa, Ontario

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Michel Charles Landry, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Harry Dewolf
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Etienne François Langlois, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher John McBride, M.M.M., C.D.
Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management)
Ottawa, Ontario

Lieutenant Thomas Onafray McCarthy, M.M.M., C.D.
5th Canadian Division Headquarters
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chief Petty Officer 2nd class Amanda Jane Roncetti, M.M.M., C.D.
Canadian Combat Support Brigade Headquarters
Kingston, Ontario

Petty Officer 1st Class Derrick Alexander Roulston, M.M.M., C.D.
Office of the Deputy Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class David Harold Steeves, M.M.M., C.D.
Office of the Chief of Naval Staff
Ottawa, Ontario

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Christine Thompson, M.M.M., C.D.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. John’s
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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