Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Julie Payette presented honours to 41 recipients during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Recipients were recognized for their excellence or exceptional dedication to service with one of the following honours: a Meritorious Service Decoration (Military and Civil Divisions) or the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.
Among the recipients were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. For a complete list of all recipients and their citations, visit the Governor General’s website. All citations reflect the ranks that the recipients held at the time of their nominations.
Meritorious Service Decorations
Brigadier-General Alain Joseph Paul Pelletier, O.M.M., M.S.C., M.S.M., C.D. Headingley, Manitoba
Meritorious Service Cross (Military Division)
Brigadier-General Pelletier was deployed to Qatar from June 2016 to January 2017 as director of the Combined Aerospace Operations Centre. Thanks to his expertise and ability to put together highly skilled teams, he expertly coordinated combat air operations in a complex multinational environment. An outstanding ambassador for Canada, Brigadier-General Pelletier played a key role in the international coalition’s efforts to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
Sergeant Nicholas Shawn Hancock, M.S.M., C.D.
Meritorious Service Medal (Military Division)
From February to September 2017, Sergeant Hancock was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, as part of Canada’s…