Vol. 147, No. 46 — November 16, 2013

GOVERNMENT HOUSE

MERITORIOUS SERVICE DECORATIONS

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Staff, has awarded Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) as follows:

Meritorious Service Medal
(Military Division)

MAJOR PIERRE FRANÇOIS NICOLAS BERTRAND, C.D. Québec, Quebec

As the National Military Representative’s key operations staff officer, Major Bertrand provided vital and timely strategic analyses and information, from April 2011 to March 2012, which had a direct impact on Canadian decisions regarding the deployment schedule and locations, as well as on force contribution levels. Major Bertrand’s interactions with his NATO colleagues and his rapid and effective communications with the Strategic Joint Staff were significant factors in the success of Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR and Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MAXIME TALBOT, M.S.M.
Montréal, Quebec

From 2006 to 2011, Lieutenant-Colonel Talbot made an impressive contribution to the delivery of medical care in Afghanistan. Serving over 400 days as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Kandahar Role 3 hospital, he provided exceptional care and worked tirelessly to improve Afghan medical capacity through his mentorship and acquisition of equipment. He has held key leadership positions within the military medical community in Canada, and his experience and expertise have vastly influenced combat medical training. Lieutenant-Colonel Talbot’s leadership, skill and dedication helped save countless lives.

EMMANUELLE SAJOUS
Deputy Secretary and
Deputy Herald Chancellor

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