“It’s very humbling and I’m really surprised,” said Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Edward Hebb on December 4, 2020, upon learning Governor General Julie Payette has appointed him member of the Order of Military Merit.
“I’ve worked with some great people over the years and I can say my troops make me look good,” he said, addressing his construction engineering colleagues assembled for the presentation at Camp Canada, on Operation Impact. “Our type of work is not done alone. I see this as a team effort and I want to say thank you to everyone.”
MWO Hebb’s chain of command back home says he has served the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with both dedication and distinction since his enrollment in 1998.
“He has outstanding integrity and leadership skills at a level that consistently exceeds all expectations,” says Colonel David Proteau, Wing Commander, 17 Wing Winnipeg, where MWO Hebb is currently posted. “Deploying eight times throughout his career, he is the epitome of service before self. MWO Hebb is continually challenging himself with professional development opportunities and volunteer initiatives within the community. He is known for his leadership, work ethic, and infectious morale.”
Operation Impact’s Operational Support Hub – South West Asia commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel Stéphane Roussel delivered the news to MWO Hebb, remarking it was the first time in his 24-year career he had the pleasure to announce something like this….