From March to August 2011, Lieutenant(N) Gendron served as combat officer aboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Charlottetown, deployed to the Mediterranean in response to the civil war in Libya. He earned the respect of his international partners when he coordinated the protection of Misrata's port with NATO and its allies. Lieutenant(N) Gendron's exceptional tactical planning and unwavering dedication in the face of ever-present threats to the ship helped to ensure the success of this mission and to provide security to the Libyan people.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Philip Murray Gormley, M.S.M., C.D. Derry, Northern Ireland and Ottawa, Ontario
From March to August 2011, Petty Officer 2nd Class Gormley was deployed aboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Charlottetown as part of the NATO mission to protect the people of Libya. He established and maintained an effective communications link with the port authority in Misratah, which facilitated the passage of critical intelligence and enabled the delivery of humanitarian aid to the besieged city. Petty Officer 2nd Class Gormley's ability directly contributed to the success of the mission and brought great credit to the Canadian Forces.
Warrant Officer Paul Derrick Goulding, M.S.M., C.D. Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
While deployed to Italy as deputy maintenance flight commander for the Aurora aircraft from May 2011 to November 2011, Warrant Officer Goulding was a vital part of Canada's contribution to NATO operations in Libya. Under his leadership, major infrastructure changes were initiated and the fleet's inaugural deployed Manual of Aerospace Procedures was developed. Warrant Officer Goulding's efforts and vast knowledge were critical to forging a robust maintenance organization that ensured an ideal serviceability rate and provided the task force with uninterrupted access to a critical capability.
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Harrison, M.S.M., C.D. Kingston, Ontario
Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison's dedication and leadership as acting 1 Wing commander, from September 2008 to May 2009, was critical to the rapid, effective and successful deployment of Tactical Aviation personnel and equipment to Afghanistan. He was the galvanizing force behind the Wing's swift and effective introduction of Chinook and new Griffon helicopters in theatre. Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison's initiative and planning directly enhanced the capability of Canada's deployed aviation forces and contributed to their success, bringing credit to the Canadian Forces.
Major Guy Charles Ingram, M.S.M., C.D. New Lowell, Ontario
Major Ingram demonstrated foresight, dedication and leadership with the 3 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. He successfully expanded Ranger operational capabilities beyond their traditional surveillance and sovereignty roles, thereby enabling the Canadian Forces to provide a more immediate and effective response in Northern Ontario. As commanding officer since 2007, he has played a key role in the development, introduction and expansion of the Junior Canadian Ranger Program. Major Ingram's vision and innovation greatly enhanced the quality and reach of this program to thousands of Aboriginal youth.
Colonel Eric Jean Kenny, M.S.M., C.D. Medley, Alberta