RCEME Coin of Excellence Recipients List 2018-07-17T15:07:45+00:00

RCEME Coin of Excellence Recipients List

The recipients list is as followed:

#135 – Maj Clayton Van Volkenburg
Presented on 13 Jul 18 by Col Corriveau
Major Van Volkenburg is presented this coin for his professionalism and leadership as the Deputy Commandant. In this capacity, he was the lead on many large initiatives, not the least of which were the grand opening and follow-on dedication of the Colonel Ritchie building. The success at both, but specifically the latter, garnered much credit to the school and the Corps of RCEME. This was not limited to school staff but extended to the Minister of National Defence, numerous current and retired members and some of Colonel Ritchie’s family and close friends who travelled from afar to attend. A consummate professional, Major Van Volkenburg’s leadership and personal engagement with his peers, all staff members and students of the school created an outstanding working environment. While the success of the two events had an immediate positive effect, his leadership will have a tremendous enduring benefit to those here at the school who will become the future leaders of our Corps.

#134 – Capt Santiago Duque
Presented on 13 Jul 18 by Col Corriveau
In recognition of the exemplary work performed by Major Santiago Duque in leading a team to modify Primary Reserve (PRes) training in order to support the Strengthening the Army Reserve (StAR) initiative and to better align RCEME School training to support the new mission tasks of the PRes. In line with “soldier first, technician always”, he led his team to a first place finish during a 40 km soldering skills competition. Major Duque consistently demonstrates the core values of “Arte et Marte” in his daily routine, thereby exemplifying the qualities of a true RCEME Officer.

#133 – WO Frederic Gagnon
Presented on 13 Jul 18 by Col Corriveau
In recognition of the exemplary work performed by Warrant Officer Frederic Gagnon as he prepard the Colonel Karen Ritchie Building for dedication. During the weeks leading up to the dedication, he worked tirelessly to prepare displays that highlight all of the RCEME trades, historical artifacts and personalities of note. Warrant Officer Gagnon’s efforts will leave a lasting impact on the school for many years to come, as it ensures all of our newest members will have the opportunity to interact with the Corps’ rich and diverse history.

#132 – LS Benoit LaRoche
Presented on 29 Jun 18 by Cdr Dempsey
For outstanding motivation, patience and dedication during his posting with the RCEME Corps, for logistical support skills beyond reproach within CFB Halifax, Base Logistics and TEME, for always staying positive despite the circumstances, and by always displaying core RCEME values of teamwork, perseverance, sheer hard work and as a positive role model for everyone while supervising and mentoring civilian personnel and his subordinates, peers and superiors alike in Combat Service Support occupations. His exceptional support in spare parts supply and procurement was a key contributor to TEME Maintenance Platoon success.

#131 – Cpl Ian Garnhum
Presented on 29 Jun 18 by Cdr Dempsey
For outstanding ingenuity, innovation and dedication during his decade of loyal service to the RCEME Corps, for technical skills beyond reproach within CFB Halifax, Base Logistics and TEME, for always staying positive despite the circumstances, and by always displaying core RCEME values of teamwork, outstanding technical craftsmanship, sheer hard work and as a positive role model for everyone while supervising and mentoring junior RCEME personnel.

#130 – WO Terrance Walsh
Presented on 31 May 18 by Col Corriveau
WO Walsh is awarded the RCEME Coin of Excellence in recognition of his vital contribution to C Sqn’s continued ability to support multiple Canadian Army formations.  He worked closely with 5 CDSG Tech Svcs during their maintenance surge to reduce Leopard II VOR, and his leadership of the C Sqn Maint Tp enabled the Sqn to support 2 CMBG high readiness confirmation training, 5 CMBG’s Road to High Readiness training, and the Combat Training Centre’s various efforts to train the Cdn Army’s future leaders.  A consummate professional, he always contributes to Sqn efforts beyond what is expected of him, and continues to be a very strong representative of the RCEME Corps’ outstanding support to the combat arms.

#129 – Cpl Ryan Yarn
Presented on 24 May 18 by Col Corriveau
During the lead up to Ex. STEELE SABRE 17 and Ex. IRON RAM 17, Cpl Yarn demonstrated exceptional technical abilities in the manner he rebuilt a Leopard 2 engine cylinder head maximizing the Combat Team Commander’s Course ability in developing future leaders.

 #128 – Mrs Shelley Finnen
Presented on 2 May 18 by Col Corriveau
As the Librarian for 17 Wing RCEME, she additionally maintains financial records related to workshop budget expenditures.  Having a wealth of corporate knowledge, she is often relied upon by the Control Office to provide financial advice, particularly at year end. Her dedication to the organization and its Esprit de Corp is exemplified by her administration of the RCEME Winnipeg Facebook group. Through this group, she keeps the local RCEME veterans and current 17 Wing RCEME members connected and informed. Ms. Finnen is awarded this commendation for performance above and beyond her normal duties.

#127 – 2Lt Mikael Lemieux
Presented on 17 May 18 by Col Corriveau
For his outstanding initiative, leadership, and dedication to the RCEME Corps, in particular for the execution of the 10th Col Karen Ritchie Memorial Bonspiel held in March 2018. As a result of his leadership and initiative, this proud RCEME tradition was a complete success.

#126 – Capt Jolan Cadieux Langevin
Presented on 10 May 18 by Col Corriveau
While posted within DLEPS 4-4, Capt Cadieux-Langevin was tasked to deploy on short noticed to Ex. MAPLE RESOLVE 17 in Wainwright, Alberta to assist ADM(PA) with the capture of live footage of RCEME Techs working in a field environment during a major exercise. The footage was key in producing updated recruiting videos for the 5 RCEME Trades. Capt Cadieux-Langevin’s leadership, dedication, and organisational skills were key contributors to the success of this very important project.

#125 – Mr. Dany Vaillancourt
Presented on 15 May 18 by Col Corriveau
Mr Dany Vaillancourt is recognized for his outstanding dedication to the RCEME School and the Corps of RCEME as a Common RCEME Technical Training instructor and as a First responder at countless School and Corps level events such as RCEME Day celebrations and for the WO J.R. Muise Hockey tournament for over 15 years.

#124 – WO Peter McFarlene
Presented on 15 May 18 by Col Corriveau
WO McFarlane is awarded the D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his outstanding leadership and dedication.  He has tirelessly represented the well-being of his subordinates, increased morale, and built team cohesion at CFB Borden Base Maintenance. His leadership, professionalism, and RCEME Corps pride have been pivotal in the successes of Base Maintenance over the last 3 years.

#123 – Sgt Simon Laprade
Presented on 15 May 18 by Col Corriveau
Sgt Laprade is recognized for his excellent performance in a non-traditional RCEME role with the Skyhawks between 22 April and 29 September 2017, which brought outstanding credit and visibility to the Corps.  His exemplary performance and professionalism truly embodied the RCEME motto Work Hard, Play Hard.

#122 – Cpl Raphael Beaudet
Presented on 5 Apr 18 by Col Corriveau
In recognition of his volunteer dedication as a gunsmith at the Biathlon Club “Courcelette” since 2016, Cpl Beaudet is awarded the D RCEME Coin of Excellence. He gives his time on evenings and weekends to carry out inspections and repairs on the club’s weapons. Through their sustained efforts and initiatives, athletes have all the necessary resources to train in preparation for competitions.

#121 Mr. Claude Turmel
Presented 22 Mar 18 by Col Poirier
In recognition of more than 40 years of service with the RCEME Corps, as an officer and civilian manager. For his great determination, his rigor, his work ethic, his dedication and undisputed leadership, Mr. Claude Turmel earned the Coin of Excellence from the Director of the RCEME.

#120 – not presented yet.

#119 – MCpl Jean-Michel Bédard-Theoret
Presented 10 Aug 17 by BGen (ret’d) Brewer
For his technical expertise displayed, as well as his notable willingness to be involved in his community. MCpl Bédard-Théorêt is recognized for his exemplary volunteering and community involvement with various school outreach programs.  He hosted vehicle displays which actively engaged adults and teenagers, promoting a better understanding of what the Corps of RCEME and the Canadian Army is all about.  Technically sound, he is a SME in recovery operations and an exceptional instructor. As an example, he assumed full control and successfully executed the complex and technically challenging recovery of the 75 year-old Flak Panzer tank from Worthington Park, embodying the ARTE for which the Corps of RCEME soldiers-technicians are recognized for. His achievements are a testament to what the Corps of RCEME is recognized for; dynamic, skilled and exceptional junior leaders glowingly embodying the values of the Canadian Army.

#118 – Maj Andrew Mills

Maj Mills is awarded the D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his outstanding work ethic, professionalism and dedication to the RCEME Corps as the RCEME/LEMS Strat Planner. He was instrumental in moving forward key files such as: Officers and NCMs Trg Re-Alignment, OJT Deep Dive, LEMS Resource Hub and getting our recruiting levels adjusted thru a proposed change in OFP and additional recruiting initiatives.

#117 – Cpl Tyler Fulton
Presented 18 May 17 by Col McKenzie
During the preparation and execution of Ex TURBULENT WINDS 16, Op LENTUS 17-01, and Ex NORTHERN SOJOURN 17, Cpl Fulton exemplified the RCEME spirit and tenants, through his ingenuity, leadership, skill, and dedication in conducting repairs and recoveries, and improving the resources and working environment for his fellow RCEME technicians. This included completing complex repairs during Ex TURBULENT WINDS, repairs and recoveries in austere conditions during Op LENTUS and Ex NORTHERN SOJOURN, and championing improvements in tooling and the working environment for his peers which greatly improved workshop productivity.

#116 – Mr. Peppy Lavigeur
Presented 18 May 17 by Col McKenzie
For outstanding ingenuity, innovation and dedication during his 56 years of service to the RCEME Corps, his promotion of esprit de corps within CFB Halifax, Base Logistics and TEME, for always staying positive despite the circumstances, and by always displaying core RCEME values of teamwork, outstanding technical craftsmanship, sheer hard work and as a positive role model for everyone.

#115 – Cpl Vincent Bouchard-Grenier
Presented 4 May 17 by Col McKenzie
Cpl Bouchard-Grenier honored 5 Svc Bn and the RCEME Corps during his assignment to 5 PPM. He demonstrated professionalism and his decisive actions enabled him to lend a hand in support of the maintenance of 12 RBC.

#114 – Sgt John Stevenson

Sgt Stevenson is an outstanding RCEME technician and leader. 17 Wing RCEME Section supervisors consistently seek his guidance and opinion when dealing with the day-to-day business associated with section level production. He promotes Esprit-de-Corps through his participation in civilian and military group events while proudly displaying RCEME accoutrements. He pertinaciously promotes local and regional RCEME Corps events such as Shilo Hockey tournament as well as RCEME Day all while holding the chairman position of 17 Wing RCEME Morale and Welfare Committee. He puts forth monumental efforts towards fundraising and always finds colourful ideas for morale boosting events.

#113 – Sgt Gaétan Bougie
Presented 4 May 17 by Col McKenzie
Sgt Bougie has demonstrated flawless leadership and exceptional skills in the past few years with the 1R22R. He has been an example of perseverance and resilience by rigorously participating in the adapted PT for several months. His optimism and drive has made him a role model for injured members who are recovering. It unequivocally contributes to the success of the adapted fitness program. Due to the deployment of his section commander, he took care of the type B Section as well as small engines. During this period he kept a very high standard and a very low VOR even with a small number of technicians. Sgt Bougie is a proud representative of the RCEME Corps to receive this distinction.

#112 Sgt Kenneth Kent
Presented 2 May 17 by Col McKenzie
2016/17 D RCEME Award Trg System winner and 3rd place for the National Award, Sgt Kent is presented a Coin of Excellence for superbly demonstrating the principles of leadership in a multitude of unfamiliar roles. His unwavering professionalism has resulted in significant improvements to morale and effectiveness throughout Maintenance Pl. His exceptional adaptability and professionalism far exceed that normally observed of a Shop IC. His hard work and dedication to his subordinates, CoC, and the Corps of RCEME is beyond reproach.

#111 Cpl Scott Simmonds
Presented 22 June 17 by Col McKenzie
2016/17 D RCEME Award Central Region winner and National Award runner-up, Cpl Simmonds is presented a Coin of Excellence for demonstrating a level of technical knowledge that exceeds the expectations of his chain of command (CoC) and displays workshop creativity that impresses peers and supervisors alike.

#110 Sgt Philippe Bérubé
Presented 18 May 17 by Col McKenzie
Winner of the 2016/17 Atlantic and Regional D RCEME Award. As the Atlantic Region TAPV Subject Matter Expert, Sgt Bérubé directly contributed to the success of TAPV fielding in 5 Cdn Div. Not only did he master the technical aspects of the TAPV, but he provided exceptional support to the units and schools in Gagetown through his proactive engagement with project staff, his innovative contributions to procedural change, and his superb leadership of his NCMs.  His infectious Corps pride, strong work ethic and creativity have positively impacted the esprit de corps throughout Maint Coy and have earned him the respect of all ranks.

#109 – Col Andrew Nellestyn (Ret’d)
Presented 11 May 17 by Col McKenzie
Col Andrew Nellestyn (Ret’d) was, and continues to be, one of the Corps’ ambassador for the concept, development, and inauguration of the RCEME Museum annex.  He has not only secured political support from both the provincial and federal leaders, but endorsements from various educational, cultural and local municipalities.

He was also instrumental in bringing the book “Afghanistan, A Canadian Story 2001-2014” to fruition, at the same time bringing considerable credit to the RCEME Corps. It is his diligent networking and persistent outreach that first and foremost brought necessary funding to the project.

He worked tirelessly throughout his career to consistently contribute to the betterment and credibility of the RCEME Corps. For his outstanding efforts, accomplishments and commitment to the RCEME Corps, Col Nellestyn (Ret’d) is awarded the RCEME Coin of Excellence.

#107 – Sgt Cleary
Presented 28 Jun 16 by Col Hamilton
Sgt Cleary is awarded the DRCEME Coin of Excellence for his outstanding work and dedication in streamlining Vehicle Technician training by implementing the Licensed Technician Program. This program allows Craftsmen with recognized experience and civilian training to customize and condense the required amount of training required for qualification. His leadership, professionalism, and RCEME Corps pride were pivotal in the implementation of this program.

#106 – Sgt Flaro
Presented 28 Jun 16 by Col Hamilton
Sgt Flaro is awarded the D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding work and dedication in streamlining Vehicle Technician training by implementing the Licensed Technician Program. This program allows Craftsmen with recognized experience and civilian training to customize and condense the amount of training required for qualification. His leadership, professionalism, and RCEME Corps pride were pivotal in the implementation of this program.

#105 – Cpl Wright
Presented 26 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Cpl. M.J Wright is awarded the D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for all of his hard work and dedication as a Logistics and Engineering Maintenance Management System (LEMMS) clerk. He ensured efficiency in the 2 Service Battalion Maintenance Platoon control office and upheld the national reputation of his unit.

#104 – MCpl Ingram
Presented 26 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Pres MCpl Ingram is awarded the D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding dedication to the technical training and mentorship of DP1 Mod 2 – Vehicle apprentices.

#103 – Cpl Currie
Presented 18 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Cpl Currie is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his creativity and innovation while building and designing the RCEME 75th Anniversary 5 CDSG submission for the Museum Artefact Contest. His attention to detail and ability to fabricate replica parts of an M113 APC demonstrates the talent and capability of RCEME technicians.

#102 – Mr. St. Pierre
Presented 18 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Mr. Francis St-Pierre is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding contribution to the betterment of the OJT Program in Maintenance Company Gagetown. Mr. St-Pierre’s passion and dedication to developing the future generation of Vehicle Technicians within the Corps of RCEME promotes esprit de corps and represents the Corps in a positive light. Mr. St-Pierre tirelessly researches developmental opportunities for young technicians as well as shares his wealth of knowledge to produce well rounded, competent technicians.

#101 – MCpl Hurley
Presented 18 May 16 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Hurley is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding leadership while acting in the role of Materials Section WO during a challenging period with significant manning shortages. MCpl Hurley expertly managed all welding and textiles production for a period of 8 months, maintaining an efficient and effective workshop while expressing his passion for woodworking through dedicating time and effort into personalized retirement gifts and shadow boxes for retiring RCEME Corps members.

#100 – MCpl Logan
Presented 18 May 16 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Logan is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding leadership and dedication. As the IC of the K13 Weapons Detachment supporting The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School from April 2013 to September 2015, MCpl Logan’s outstanding leadership and dedication to The Guns embodied the motto of Arte et Marte. Responsible for the maintenance of over 20 indirect fire weapon systems and innumerable small arms, MCpl Logan led from the from the front to ensure all work was completed to the highest of standards. MCpl Logan’s relentless efforst to keep the Kings of Battle operation were exceptional and ensured steel thundered on target in support of vital national training.

#099 – Sgt Lapratte
Presented 13 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Sgt. Lapratte is awarded the D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for demonstrating LEMS leadership and by promoting stewardship for assets within and outside Regimental lines. This ensured the operational readiness of equipment in Garrison, on exercises and overseas. He processed work orders and provided technical advice on the unique equipment at the CFJSR which contributed to the Regiment’s Missions, including its support to OP INIFIER Theatre Activation and Op IMPACT.

#098 – Capt Zymberi
Presented 12 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Capt Zymberi is awarded the DRCEME Coin of Excellence for his outstanding work and dedication to the RCEME Corps as the SO RCEME. With the retirement of the Corps Coord, Capt Zymberi assumed all of the duties and ensured that all key RCEME activities occurred efficiently and effectively. His leadership, professionalism and hard work ethic ensured that the work of the Corps Secretariat never wavered.

#097 – Sgt McIntyre
Presented 12 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Sergeant Steve McIntyre is awarded the D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his exemplary service and significant contribution to all members of DGLEPM, the NCR and the RCEME Corps. He was a very reliable Snr NCM who constantly rose to all challenges. Extremely dedicated and highly motivated, he controls all DWD bio notices, news of members passing as well as any information that needs to be sent to the RCEME NCM members across Canada and abroad. Directly working for two CWOs, he kept alert of current practices by understanding all requirements which ultimately benefited both departments.

#096 – MCpl Naltachayan
Presented 6 May 16 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Naltchayan is awarded the D RCEME’s coin of excellence for his exceptional performance as a vehicle technician within the 5 CER maintenance troop. He did a superb job fulfilling his role as the commander of the heavy equipment section, serving as a role model and mentor to a number of people with his very bold and enthusiastic leadership style. His dedicated efforts, outstanding technical knowledge and experience managing special equipment repairs contributed to the success of 5 CER’s support operations. That was particularly the case during Op PILIER MONTAGNEUX, which involved working with the heavy equipment troop from 55 Squadron. He consistently strove for perfection and never backed down from a challenge, even taking on additional responsibilities as the supervisor of 5 CER’s technicians in training, among other things. MCpl Naltchayan is proud to represent the RCEME Corps and deserves to be commended for his outstanding conduct and dedication.

#095 – Cpl Ainslie
Presented 6 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Cpl Ainslie is awarded the D RCEME’s  coin of excellence for his outstanding performance at his rank and became quickly a role model for his peers. Over the past year, he received praised on a number of occasions from the different levels of the chain of command at the regiment and the brigade for his excellent leadership skills and his unfailing reliability. For the past five months, he has held the role of acting Comd of the wheels section due to the Comd and 2IC being away. He managed to reduce the section’s VOR by over 10% in under two weeks. During Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15, he was fully detached as an MRT and he received the 5 CMBG Comd’s coin for maintaining the VOR at 0% for the entire exercise. Cpl Ainslie is a proud representative of the RCEME Corps and he should be commended for his exemplary conduct.

#094 – Cpl Dubois
Presented 6 May 16 by Col Hamilton
Cpl Dubois is awarded the D RCEME’s coin of excellence for his outstanding performance and initiative in modifying the towing bar of the Caribou sleds. He showed great perseverance in completing the project which made the 5 CER exercises and operations deployable.

#093 – MCpl Chabot
Presented 5 May 16 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Chabot is awarded the D RCEME’s coin of excellence for the outstanding commitment and professionalism that he demonstrated during the TAPV project in Nevada from 22 January to 18 March 2016. As a result of his exceptional dedication, his visionary ideas and his very high level of technical knowledge, he uncovered an impressive number of serious mechanical and structural problems that were rendering the vehicle unsafe. His work contributed directly to the success of the TAPV project and its improvements. MCpl Jonathan Chabot is a role model to his peers and an important part of the 5 Fd Amb maintenance section and the RCEME Corps as a whole.

#092 – MCpl Walter
Presented 25 Feb 16 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Walter is awarded the D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his immense contributions to the esprit de corps of the RCEME Corps within the Western Area. He is consistently a presence in the planning and execution of RCEME Corps events such as RCEME day and the annual Bonspiel. Further, he consistently produces various products, free of charge, to be given at these events as prizes such as paintings and an octagonal poker table.

#091 – Mr. Chisholm
Presented 30 Oct 15 by Col Dundon
Don Chisholm is awarded D RCEME’s coin of excellence for his outstanding spiritual support to The Corps of RCEME.  Don has given many years of pastoral care to the members of the Corps which has had positive affect on The Corps’ morale and espirit de corps. His selfless service is a true credit to himself and the Corps.

#090 – Capt Paquet
Presented 6 Oct 15 by Col Bouchard
Captain Christian Paquet is awarded the D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his three decades of loyal and dedicated service to The Corps of RCEME. Capt Paquet started off as a mechanic, rose through the ranks and ultimately reached the rank of Chief Warrant-Officer.  He was the regimental sergeant-major from 2008 to 2011 before he obtained his commission. Capt Paquet has always demonstrated sensitivity towards the traditions of the Corps, where he has always communicated to everyone in a positive and enthusiastic manner, while underlying the fundamental values of The Corps of RCEME.

#089 – Capt Dzeoba
Presented 19 Jun 15 by Col Hamilton
Captain Dzeoba is awarded D RCEME’s coin of excellence for his outstanding level of dedication to The Corps of RCEME. His stewardship, supervision of the execution of programs and financial management of the various NPP programs of the Corps, the RCEME Officers’ Fund and the RCEME Guild and Charitable Trust, has had a direct and positive impact on the morale of over 3600 serving and retired members of The Corps of RCEME.

#088 – Sgt Diotte
Presented 14 May 15 by Col Hamilton
Sgt G. Diotte is awarded D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his continual display of outstanding trade knowledge in support of the LAV 6.0 project, the LAV 6.0 maintenance pilot course and his dedication and leadership while mentoring RCEME technicians.

#087 – MCpl Fortin
Presented 14 May 15 by Col Hamilton
MCpl D.M.E Fortin is awarded D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his outstanding dedication to The Corps of RCEME and the Materials Technician Trade. MCpl Fortin’s ingenuity and exceptional attention to detail has enabled significant changes to the Materials Technician training program. MCpl Fortin was instrumental in the initial review and design stage of the OJT requirements within the MEMS program for the tracking of OJT students. Through sound advice, he has enabled the Chain of Command to implement changes to the OJT Materials Technician training cycle.

#086 – Mr Roy
Presented 14 May 15 by Col Hamilton
Mr. Jerry D. Roy is awarded D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his work in 2 Service Battalion. Through his many years with 2 Service Battalion, Mr Roy has consistently outperformed all expectations in his secondary duty as the Battalion Radiation Safety Officer (RadSO). His work has garnered the personal thanks of Director General Fire and Nuclear Safety. In addition, Mr. Roy has taken the time to thoroughly explain the dangers of radiation to not only the primary audience of young DP1.2 EO Technicians who will be working with radiation sources, but to the Service Battalion as a whole. He takes great pride in the protocols he has established to keep the clean room free of potential dangers and he is a solid reference for all questions relating to radioactivity. Mr Roy represents The Corps of RCEME extremely well; he displays a true sense of duty and upmost regard to ensure the unit and RCEME Technicians have the necessary knowledge to remain safe.

#085 – WO Pipke
Presented 16 Jun 15 by LCol Moore
WO P.A.G. Pipke is awarded D RCEME Coin of Excellence for dedication and unquestionable loyalty which exemplifies the values and ethics of The Corps of RCEME while employed within Maint Section, LSS, CFB Kingston. WO Pipke is a highly dedicated soldier who continually provides tremendous support to LSS Maint. He demonstrates a willingness to take on extra duties and has an unquestionable drive to successfully complete them regardless of his workload. He conducts himself in such a manner that inspires his subordinates and peers.

#084 – MCpl Vaillancourt
Presented 14 May 15 by Col Hamilton
MCpl M.J. Vaillancourt is awarded D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his outstanding and exceptional leadership and dedication during Exercises SPARTAN BEAR while employed as both the IC Mat Sect and team lead for Maintenance support staff. MCpl Vaillancourt is a highly dedicated soldier and leader who demands the best from himself and those under his supervision. He exhibits a tireless work ethic and a “can-do” attitude at all times. MCpl Vaillancourt consistently conducts himself in a manner that exemplifies the values of The Corps of RCEME.

#083 – MCpl Wolfrom
Presented 14 May 15 by Col Hamilton
MCpl J.M. Wolfrom is awarded the D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his tremendous leadership coupled with superior dedication while employed as the Maintenance Company Assistant Planer in 2 Svc Bn. MCpl Wolfrom is a highly focused technician with tireless work ethic and is instrumental to the successful completion of all tasks. His conduct epitomizes the tenants of The Corps of RCEME.

#082 – Sgt Irwin
Presented 14 May 15 by Col Hamilton
Sgt M.J. Irwin is awarded D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his exceptional dedication, leadership and professionalism in his role as 4 Cdn Div DRMIS SME. His incredible mentoring and coaching abilities allowed for continued advancement of DRMIS capabilities as our system of records for the future. Sgt Irwin embodies the principles of dedication and loyalty in all he does.

#081 – Cpl Macleod
Presented 14 May 15 by Col Hamilton
For exceptional service to 1 Canadian Field Hospital and The Corps of RCEME, Cpl Matthew Macleod is awarded the D RCEME Coin of Excellence. His actions resulted in exceptional contributions that were vital to the success of the unit’s Maintenance Program for the Canadian Armed Forces. Cpl Macleod exemplified RCEME values by striving for excellence. His conduct and dedication to service is in keeping with the finest traditions of “Arte et Marte”.

#080 – WO Pelletier
Presented 16 Apr 15 by Col Hamilton
WO Mathieu Pelletier continually strives for excellence and does not avoid challenges, WO Pelletier is receiving the coin of excellence today from the RCEME Corps Director for his unstinting work and unsurpassed technical knowledge, which have made a significant contribution to the success of Regiment operations.

#079 – Sgt Pion
Presented 16 Apr 15 by Col Hamilton
Sgt Tommy Pion is a highly motivated and determined leader and a role model and mentor for many people. A proud representative of The Corps of RCEME, Sgt Pion is receiving the coin of excellence today from the RCEME Corps Director for his outstanding performance and boundless dedication.

#078 – MCpl Blount
Presented 23 Apr 15 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Patrick Blount is presented the D RCEME Coin of Excellence for his outstanding dedication to The Corps of RCEME and his local community. Thanks in large part to his work in organizing the RCEME Car Show and Shine, the event was able to raise more than $15,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton. MCpl Blount embodies the connection between the Canadian Armed Forces and the community in which we serve and through his actions, brought great credit to The Corps of RCEME.

#077 – MCpl Lewis
Presented 14 May 15 by LCol MacGregor
MCpl Mark Lewis is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for the planning and execution of the 2014 Western RCEME Show and Shine Car Show, raising $15,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. His outstanding leadership, professionalism, work ethic and dedication ensured the success of this important community relations event, improving the visibility of RCEME Car Show and Shine in the Edmonton region.

#076 – Maj(ret’d) Litalien
Presented 10 Jun 15 by Col Hamilton
Major(ret’d) Michel Litalien is presented with the D RCEME coin of excellence for his major role in transforming the RCEME Museum project from vision to reality. Major (ret’d) Litalien’s counsel and active participation in securing accreditation and funding for the RCEME Museum ensured the project’s success.

#075 – MCpl Plourde
Presented 16 Apr 15 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Patrice Plourde is awarded the coin of excellence of the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) for his dedication, high degree of professionalism, exemplary selflessness, and dedication to his community and to the 5th Light Royal Canadian Artillery. He is highly dedicated to his day to day work and involved with the community; he puts body and soul into everything he undertakes; and he is thus successful in all of his endeavours.

#074 – Sgt B. Bouffard
Presented 22 Apr 15 by Col Hamilton
Identifying that section level administration business practices and basic workflow was sub-par and hindering production; Sgt Bouffard took a proactive approach by engaging all his subordinates/civilian staff and implemented practices that set the standard for all Maint sections in RCEME flight to emulate. He displayed outstanding initiative and perseverance by ensuring that 17 Wg’s extensive blue fleet and SMP backlog was identified, tracked and repaired during rigid fiscal restraints. This achievement, despite Manning issues that impacted RCEME Flight due to multiple CAF MSE deployments, was nothing less than remarkable. Sgt Bouffard is a leader who exemplifies all the characteristics of a solid leader.

#073 – Annie A. Belanger
Presented 16 Apr 15 by Col Hamilton
Annie A. Belanger is a key person in several RCEME activities, and it is especially because of her communication skills, professionalism and unsurpassed abilities that she is able to juggle numerous challenges at the same time and publish the RCEME Journal year after year. As editor, graphic artist and journal distributor, she works unstintingly and with determination to produce articles of outstanding quality for all Corps members. The Corps wishes to highlight her work, which boosts the morale and esprit de corps of all members for The Corps of RCME from coast to coast.

#072 – Cpl Chanda-tremblay
Presented 16 Apr 15 by Col Hamilton
This coin of excellence of the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) is awarded to Cpl Samuel Chanda-Tremblay for his outstanding involvement and professionalism, which he demonstrated while managing both the small engine section and   the tool crib of 5 Field Ambulance. With unsurpassed dedication, he assessed maintenance operational requirements in accordance with the allocated funds, contacted several civilian suppliers, kept track of orders and kept an up to date budget. In addition, with his visionary ideas and high level of technical knowledge, he succeeded in making the container more efficient and ergonomic for use during future deployments. Cpl Chanda-Tremblay is a model for his peers and a key player in the 5 Field Ambulance maintenance section.

#071 – Sgt Paddock
Presented 20 Feb 15 by Col Hamilton
Sgt Paddock is awarded the D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his dedication, innovation, and commitment to his troops in Worthington Tank Park. It is due to his dedication that RCEME technicians in 5 CDSB Gagetown were able to repair as far forward as possible, providing responsive maintenance support to countless Combat Training Centre courses and lodger unit exercises.

#070 – MWO Grenon
Presented 12 Feb 15 by Col Hamilton
MWO Jasmin Grenon is awarded D RCEM’s Coin of Excellence not only for his outstanding dedication, but also for his important daily mentoring role with the units’ ETQMS as well as with 5 Brigade Headquarters staff. He has been a decisive factor in the success of various 5 brigade exercises. Through his proactive approach and tremendous energy, he not only tackled challenges, but also played an influential part in increasing the efficiency of all 5 Brigade maintenance managers responsible for operations and procedures. Given his significant contribution, MWO Grenon is considerable asset for 5 Brigade, and because he gives his utmost when working alongside his co-workers. He is a proud representative of The Corps of RCEME.

#069 – MCpl Roy
Presented 12 Feb 15 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Dany Roy is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding involvement in the training of RCEME technicians. Since joining training platoon in 2010, he has made an enormous contribution to improving the procedures for validating vehicle technicians. Through hid dedication, visionary ideas and high level of technical knowledge, he succeeded in developing several training aids to increase and maintain the level of knowledge of our current and future technicians. MCpl Roy is a model for his peers and a key player in the training of our future technicians.

#068 – Mr. Roger Barbeau
Presented 12 Feb 15 by Col Hamilton
Mr. Roger Barbeau is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding involvement in the vehicle technician DP 1.2 training course. Since joining training platoon in 2004, he continually improved the procedure for validating vehicle technicians from each year to the next. Through his dedication, visionary ideas and perseverance over the year, he succeeded in developing several training aids to ensure that our future technicians are ready for their DP2. Roger Barbeau is a model for his peers and a key player in the training of our future technicians.

#067 – Cfn Sinclair
Presented to Evan Sinclair 26 Nov 14 by Col Hamilton
Cfn Sinclair is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding dedication to The Corps of RCEME. During his short time in uniform, he was able to gain respect from all of his supervisors and peers. He was a true leader and an excellent technician in training with the RCEME OJT Company. He constantly showed dedication and skill well above that expected of his qualification level. It is for his leadership, hard work, passion and dedication that Cfn Sinclair received this honour.

#066 – Cpl Mayrand
Presented 11 Nov 14 by Col Hamilton
For his outstanding personal drive, dedication, and leadership provided The Corps of RCEME and his selfless devotion to his local and military community, Cpl Mayrand is awarded the Director RCEME’s Coin of Excellence. Due to his natural leadership ability and positive attitude, he was able to promote The Corps of RCEME in the local community through his outstanding actions and initiatives.

#065 – WO Morissette
Presented on 23 October 2014 by Maj Tousignant
WO Morissette has been awarded RCEME Corps #065 for his conspicuous dedication, tireless leadership and the pride he brings to the Corps in the course of his work, representative activities within the organization, and his social involvement as a peer counsellor. His involvement in 5 CMBG’s CBRN Decon Coy has enhanced the capabilities of its decontamination lines and helped maintain rigorous training to ensure that the formation is flexible, effective and deployable at short notice. In addition to his professional achievements, WO Morissette is heavily involved in training and coaching RCEME Corps’ representative teams for 2 Cdn Div and 5 Svc Bn. He is a clear leader and an important asset to our organization.

#064 – Mr D. Knight
Presented 30 Sep 14 by Col Benson
Major(Retired) Doug Knight, CD has laboured long and hard for many years as the Corps’ volunteer Archivist to assemble and preserve The Corps of RCEME’s historical archives. In conjunction with that he has written several authoritative books on RCEME matters, e.g. Workshop Vans. He has also digitized several important historical papers such as Lieutenant-Colonel Hodgson’s early Corps historical work. All of this has neatly complemented ongoing RCEME Historical efforts with the result that The Corps of RCEME now possesses an excellent historical framework which, most importantly, is being added to continually by all ranks of the Corps.

#063 – Cpl Trudel
Presented 27 Feb 14 by Col Hamilton
Cpl Joseph Trudel is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence for his outstanding performance on deployed operations through his technical skills, support to Coalition Forces and leadership in the field of fitness and well-being. He has brought great esteem to the Canadian Armed Forces and The Corps of RCEME.

#062 – MCpl Dempsey
Presented 17 Mar 15 by Col Hamilton
MCpl Brian Robert Dempsey is awarded D RCEME’s Coin of Excellence in recognition of his relentless dedication to mission success and soldier welfare during deployed operations, which exemplifies of The Corps of RCEME.

#061 – Capt Doucet
Presented 16 Sep 14 by Col Hamilton
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Capt Doucet was selected as at the last minute to be Course Supervising Officer for the very demanding ODP 1.2 course Jun-Sep 2014. He did an outstanding job of organizing and controlling his staff, and set very high professional standard for the officers on course. His commitment to ensuring that: “Only the best (officers) are qualified to lead the best (soldier-technicians)” is commendable.

#060 – MCpl Cairns
Presented 08 Aug 14 by Col Jardine
Master Corporal Cairns has demonstrated an outstanding level of dedication to the Corps of RCEME through the countless hours of his own time he has spent restoring a vital corps artifact, “Christine”, to an almost new condition. His work is a truly exceptional example of the RCEME values of technical skill and hard work that has brought a great deal of credit to the Corps.

#059 – Sgt Constantineau
Presented on 03 Sep 14 by Maj Tousignant
Sgt Constantineau has been awarded RCEME Corps #059 for his continuous remarkable dedication, which contributes inestimably to the advancement of our Corps and the CA. With his extensive knowledge of RDIMS, he has established an RDIMS helpdesk for 2 Cdn Div  that provides support for RCEME members of 35 CBG and 5 CMBG on a day-to-day basis, as well as for members of other trades within 2 Cdn Div.

#058 – Mr. Beresford
Presented 3 Jun 14 by LCol Bower
Mr Anthony Beresford’s outstanding contribution to the RCEME Corps’ heritage and history, particularly his extraordinary work in the creation of the Heritage Room and its Corps Heritage Collections at the RCEME School in Borden. He accomplished that achievement through hard work, displaying altruism to the Corps and a passion to preserve its heritage.

#057 – Maj McQuillan
Presented 15 May 14 by Col Bouchard
Maj McQuillan is awarded the RCEME coin of excellence for his outstanding initiative, his continuous dedication and excellence in the achievement of his duties. Also for his integrity and team work supporting the Canadian Wheeled Light Armoured Vehicle program.

#056 – WO Ferland
Presented 15 May 14 by Col Bouchard
WO Ferland’s outstanding contribution to the RCEME Corps’ heritage and history, particularly his extraordinary work in the creation of the Heritage Room and its Corps Heritage Collections at the RCEME School in Borden. He accomplished that achievement through hard work, displaying altruism to the Corps and a passion to preserve its heritage.

#055 – Maj Motl
Presented 15 May 14 by Col Bouchard
Maj Motl’s outstanding contributions to The RCEME Corps have been remarkable. With her corporate knowledge and her attention to details she is guiding with a strong and steady hand the administration of The RCEME Corps like no others. She promotes team spirit within and outside the Corps. She formulates opinions based on an ability to anticipate their potential impacts in the context of wider trends and developments. She truly exemplifies The RCEME Corps motto,  Arte et Marte.

#054 – MCpl St-Laurent
Presented 8 May 14 by Col Bouchard
MCpl St-Laurent has been awarded the RCEME Coin 50 for the remarkable dedication he constantly demonstrates, which is making a invaluable contribution to the advancement of our corps. Working tirelessly, he played a major role in instituting a new structure for the technicians associated with PeopleSoft and DRMIS which, in future, will give us a clearer picture of the efforts being made by our members.

#053 – MWO Turcotte
Presented 30 Apr 14 by Col Bouchard
The RCEME Coin of Excellence is presented to Master Warrant Officer Turcotte, in recognition of his ceaseless dedication to both the military and the RCEME Corps regarding the training of DP1.2 RCEME technicians. A driving force with the establishment of the Divisional RCEME OJT Center, MWO Turcotte organized staff visits to other OJT centers, as well as 202 Workshop in Montreal and DGLEM so that the staff was familiar with the system.  His role as the Senior Technical Advisor saw him prepare for the IT RCEME Working Group by defining the future role and employment of the RCEME OJT training with the intent to provide high standard of DP1.2 training within 4th Canadian Division.

#052 – Cpl McNiven
Presented 30 Apr 14 by Col Bouchard
Cpl McNiven is awarded the RCEME Coin of Excellence for outstanding dedication to the effectiveness and quality of training provided to Vehicle Technician apprentices within the RCEME Corps. Cpl McNiven has been employed as the Lead Instructor within RCEME OJT Company since January 2013. He constantly shows dedication and skill well above that expected of his rank. This was evident throughout his taskings to identify required tooling and equipment for training as well as the composition and administration of testing and technical challenges. Cpl McNiven’s efforts contributed directly to the future success of the students and the Corps at large. It is for his incredible hard work, passion and dedication that Cpl McNiven is receiving this honour and recognition today.

#051 – MWO Dallow
Presented 30 Apr 14 by Col Bouchard
MWO Dallow is awarded the RCEME Coin of Excellence in recognition for his contributions as CSM of RCEME OJT Coy in 2 Svc Bn.  Over the last year, MWO Dallow has lent invaluable support to the RCEME Corps by providing leadership and mentorship for DP1.2 OJT technicians.  His continued guidance and assistance has ensured the highest quality of training, and the establishment of RCEME OJT Coy as an independent Coy within 2 Svc Bn.  Although an MSE Op by Trade, MWO Dallow continually shows and promotes RCEME esprit-de-corps, and ensures that the values of ARTE et MARTE are instilled in the new technicians.  MWO Dallow’s time at RCEME OJT Coy has undoubtedly instilled the technician spirit in him.

#050 – WO Hanrahan
Presented 23 May 14 by Col Bouchard
For WO Hanrahan’s outstanding contribution to the essence of what the RCEME Corps represents, his un-relentless efforts to promote and demonstrate the RCEME Corps values and for his continuous dedication and excellence in the achievements of his duties. While being subjected to the standing down of the Optimized Battle Group and transiting from Coyote to Leopard fleets, his leadership and dedication ensured the creation of the Leopard Detachment in CFB Gagetown supporting C Squadron (Sqn) RCD withstanding continuous pressures and challenges.

#049 – M. Walsh
Presented 10 Apr 14 by Col Benson
For his outstanding performance as a civilian Weapons Technician within the Maintenance Platoon of Maintenance Company, 5 Svc Battalion, Mr Walsh is given the Excellence Coin from the Corps Director for his huge contribution to the development of future Weapon Technicians. Mr Walsh is a prime asset to the RCEME Corps. For more than ten years, he has been an incredible help for 5 Svc Bn and for the units of the 2nd Cdn Div.  Thanks to his unique expertise, he is an admirable mentor for all members of Maintenance Platoon.  His exceptional technical capacities and innovative teaching methods perfectly exemplify his pride to be part of the RCEME Corps and the Corps’ Arte motto.

#048 – M. Abbott
Presented 23 Jan 14 by Col Benson
Year after year, Mr Abbott has shown exemplary professionalism and unbounded enthusiasm coaching young candidates in training and offering them sound advice. He has taken a highly proactive approach in order to impress in them all the complexities of their trade and the special characteristics of different optical and optronic components, along with their security features. In doing so, he has helped develop their skills and their ability to do the work required and required them to achieve technical excellence in these areas. Mr Lemire’s work has unquestionably contributed to the success of the EOTL training program. Moreover, his high level of technical expertise and his enormous dedication have made him an acknowledged authority in the field of optics and optronics and a model for division technicians, LCMMs and project managers.

#047 – M. Lemire
Presented 23 Jan 14 by Col Benson
Over the years, Mr Lemire has consistently maintained an exemplary professional attitude and been extremely rigorous in monitoring candidates in training. He has taken a highly proactive approach in order to impress in them all the complexities of their trade and the special characteristics of different optical and optronic components, along with their security features. In doing so, he has helped develop their skills and their ability to do the work required and required them to achieve technical excellence in these areas. Mr Lemire’s work has unquestionably contributed to the success of the EOTL training program. Moreover, his high level of technical expertise and his enormous dedication have made him an acknowledged authority in the field of optics and optronics and a model for division technicians, LCMMs and project managers.

#046 – Capt Noël
Presented 11 Dec 13 by Col Benson
Capt Christian Noël is playing a key role in developing the Leopard 2 fleet strategic repair capability at 202 Workshop Depot.  As manager of the Leopard 2 fleet repair project at 202 Workshop Depot, his influence truly permeates every aspect of the development of Leopard 2 repair capabilities in the RCEME corps.  Through his proactive and innovative approach, determination, leadership, dedication and incredible energy, he has not only met all the challenges but has extended his influence to the point of improving the support capacity for the Leopard 2 fleet in the CAF.  RCEME Corps recognizes his critical contribution in supporting this new equipment fleet within the CAF.

#045 – Cpl Blois
Presented 24 Jan 14 by LCol Turgeon
For his outstanding devotion to his community, the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment and the Corps of RCEME, Cpl Blois is awarded the Director RCEME’s Coin of Excellence.  An avid volunteer with the Limestone District School Board and Scouts Canada, as well as professionally fulfilling his role in the Regiment, he is seen as a role model in his community and an example for his peers to emulate.  Reporting in to work the day after undergoing life threatening surgery as well as covering unit duties with little to no notice, Cpl Blois has proven to be an invaluable asset to his Regiment and the Corps.

#044 – Sgt (Ret’d) Page
Presented 24 Jan 14 by LCol Turgeon
For his outstanding dedication and efforts in support of the Corps of RCEME, the Canadian Armed Forces, and its retired members, Mr. Jeffrey Page is awarded the Director RCEME’s Coin of Excellence.  His exceptional individual efforts contribute to the well being of past and present serving members, as well as greatly assist in putting the Corps of RCEME in the public eye in a very positive effective manner.

#043 – Capt Lesieur
Presented 9 Oct 13 by Col Bouchard
Capt Lesieur´s extraordinary contributions to RCEME´s heritage and history, particularly his outstanding work on the accreditation of and funding for the RCEME Museum in Kingston, have verily brought the Corps´ many contributions and the sacrifices of its members, serving and retired, to light and accessible to all Canadians.

#042 – Sgt Murray
Presented 16 Aug 13 by Col Bouchard
In recognition for his outstanding devotion to the RCEME Corp, he displayed outstanding trade knowledge, initiative and dedication as the Regimental Planner, showing exceptional skills with DRMIS, resolving maintenance issues at the Regimental, Base and National level. Sgt Murray brought to the Corp an enthusiastic level of technical expertise and Esprit de Corps, he is an all around exceptional RCEME Leader.

#041 – MCpl Fortin
Presented 23 Aug 13 by Col Bouchard
For his outstanding performance as a technician soldier within the maintenance troupe of the 12e RBC, MCpl Fortin is presented the RCEME Coin of Excellence of the Director of RCEME. In the context of a vision aimed at restoring a culture of equipment within the regiment, he was able to re-establish, thanks to a remarkable professionalism, a strong team spirit between the operator and the technician. MCpl Fortin is a proud representative of the RCEME corps and he deserves to be recognized for his exemplary conduct.

#040 – MCpl Belley
Presented 01 Nov 13 by Maj Hingwala
For MCpl Belley’s outstanding contribution to the RCME Corps and to the JTF(N) for his continuous dedication and excellence in the achievements of his duties and his un-relentless efforts to promote and demonstrate the RCEME Core values: ARTE et MARTE. MCpl Belley is a key example of the CAF representation who contributed to Canada’s sovereignty in the North.

#039 – Maj Gauthier
Presented 20 June 13 by Col Bouchard
For his outstanding performance as senior RCEME representative for the greater Valcartier area and Commander 5 Svc Bn, Maintenance Company, Maj Étienne Gauthier is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence. Over the past two years, Maj Gauthier has lent invaluable support to the RCEME Corps by offering exemplary leadership behind all RCEME activities in the Valcartier region, including the WO Muise RCEME Corps Hockey Tournament held for the first time at Valcartier. Professional to the depths of his soul and blessed with unparalleled charisma, his determination and colourful personality make him an outstanding ambassador for the Corps. He undoubtedly has the RCEME horse tattooed on his heart.

#038 – Sgt Laporte
Presented 20 June 13 by Col Bouchard
For his outstanding performance as a soldier-technician with 5 RALC Maintenance Troop, Sgt Laporte is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence. Filling the shoes of two Sgts for over half the year, he consistently exceeded expectations. As a highly motivated and determined leader, he served as an example and mentor to many of his colleagues from every trade. Thanks to his untiring efforts, his unparalleled technical knowledge and his tactical experience, he made a huge contribution to the success of the support operations. Constantly striving for excellence and never backing down from challenges, he even assumed additional responsibilities such as those of DMRIS site manager and treasurer of the unit´s senior NCMs circle. Sgt Laporte is a proud representative of the RCEME Corps and deserves our congratulations for his exemplary conduct.

#037 – Cpl Rodrigue
Presented 20 June 13 by Col Bouchard
For his outstanding performance as a soldier-technician with 5 RALC Maintenance Troop, Cpl Rodrigue is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence. A professional and highly charismatic individual, he is a natural leader who has earned respect and confidence through his unbridled motivation and colourful personality. With his ingenuity and highly proactive approach he displays unparalleled skill and technical knowledge, particularly with respect to the M777 lightweight towed howitzer, which has helped forge bonds of trust with the operators. Moreover, his expertise has often been called upon by other specialists in the regiment to resolve various complex technical problems; soon he will play an active role in identifying requirements for the future construction of a building dedicated primarily to M777 maintenance. As a proud representative of the RCEME culture, he showed his altruistic, empathetic side by participating in the “2012 Great Strides” cystic fibrosis walk at Université Laval´s Desjardins Pavilion.

#036 – MCpl Milne
Presented 06 June 13 by LCol Gobin
MCpl Stacey Milne is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence for his outstanding support to the maritime operations within CANSOFCOM. In addition to his exceptional maintenance support of the fleet, MCpl Milne also devised solutions to two significant technical issues with the Special Operations Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats.

#035 – MWO Justras
Presented 03 July 13 by Col Elvish
For MWO Jutras’ outstanding contribution to the RCEME Corps and the Army in support of the successful integration within the Canadian Armed Forces of the equipment management and maintenance system part of the Defence Resource Management Information System (DRMIS).

#034 – WO Brown
Presented 02 June 13 by Maj Mills
WO Brown is recognized for his outstanding dedication, drive and perseverance as the champion of the interests of the civilian members of the Defence team. In addition to his full-time employment running a large Weapons Repair facility and his additional responsibilities as acting platoon commander for Ancillary Section, WO Brown took tremendous personal initiative to master human resource processes and proactively apply them in an apprenticeship program, several in-depth reclassification activities and many staffing initiatives. His persistence led to improved effectiveness and civilian military cooperation within Maintenance in the TEME Division of Base Logistics in CFB Halifax.

#033 – WO Knight
Presented 10 May 13 by Col Eldaoud
WO Knight is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence for his outstanding contribution to the successful Transfer of Command Authority of Maintenance Training Battery from the Royal Canadian Artillery School to the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering where it is now known called CFSEME Gagetown.

#032 – Cpl Lalonde
Presented 13 May 13 by BGen (ret’d) Holt
Cpl Lalonde is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence for his professional attitude, outstanding dedication and exemplary service to Maintenance Platoon, 2nd Battalion PPCLI.  Cpl Lalonde’s leadership and relentless work ethic has an undeniably positive effect on his platoon and is seen in everything he does whether working overtime to get vehicles ready for exercise, training QL4 and unit drivers, being MRT Commander, planning Christmas and EME Day activities or helping his peers out after hours.

#031 – MCpl Marchand
Presented 10 May 13 by Col Bouchard
The Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence is awarded to MCpl Marchand in recognition of his dedication to his trade which was shown when, on his own initative, he designed an online distance learning package to assist the QL4 Weapons Tech program.  His motivation and technical prowess make him an invaluable asset to the CAF, the Branch and the Unit.

#030 – Cpl Boudreau
Presented 10 May 13 by Col Prévost
Cpl Boudreau is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence for his many accomplishments at Maintenance Company.  Showing outstanding professionalism, he reassembled a German gun following restoration.  The work he did, normally reserved for weapons techs or more experienced technicians, allowed for the restoration of a monument that holds a special place in the heritage of Canada and the hearts of our veterans.  An enterprising and willing volunteer, he generously devoted his time to creating a magnificent logo for the Ancillary Platoon’s sports jersey and designed the logo on the medals for the WO JR Muise Hockey Tournament held at Valcartier Garrison in 2013.  He also repaired the trophies from CFB Borden to get them ready for the closing ceremonies of the .  He completed a fresco representative of the Branch’s fundamental values in the Maintenance Company conference room.  This breathtaking work accurately reflects his loyalty to his trade.

#029 – MCpl Dallaire
Presented 10 May 13 by Col Prévost
MCpl Dallaire is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence because of his strong commitment to the performance of his duties.  MCpl Dallaire’s outstanding dedication and his numerous initiatives over the past three years to raise the quality of instruction have helped transform the training of apprentice EME technicians in LFQA.  In addition to serving as Chief Instructor on QL4 validation, where his teaching skills earned him recognition, MCpl Dallaire showed tremendous initiative by developing a number of training aids that have greatly enhanced the training experience at 5 Service Battalion.

#028 – MCpl Smith
Presented 19 Mar 13 by Col Eldaoud
MCpl Smith is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence in recognition for his outstanding devotion to the EME Branch as one of our best and well respected EME soldier/technicians.  Seen by all as a strong leader, he brings to the Branch an enthusiastic level of technical expertise and Esprit de Corps.  Whether he was seen as an outstanding OJT instructor, a valued Maint 2IC Veh Tech in garrison, an experienced soldier in the field or a hockey team player, MCpl Smith is an all around exceptional EME Leader.

#027 – Sgt Clark
Presented 19 Mar 13 by Col Eldaoud
Sgt Clark is awarded the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence in recognition of his remarkable technical competencies, hard work and dedication during a RWS trial project.  His valuable inputs and reporting to both the LCMM and LFTEU were critical to this trial’s success and greatly contributed to improving the RWS system.

#026 – MWO Waugh
Presented 15 May 14 by LCol Davidson
For demonstrating exceptional leadership, dedication, and craftsmanship towards not only the Canadian Armed Forces, but also the RCEME Corps throughout his storied career. His consistent esprit-de-corps within our trade is an inspiration to us all. Arte et Marte!

#025 – Cpl MacDonald
Presented 09 Oct 13 by LCol McKenzie
Cpl MacDonald is presented the RCEME Coin of Excellence for demonstrating outstanding Material Technician skill and true RCEME esprit de corps. Cpl MacDonald passionately contributed to the restoration of the Western Area RCEME Jiffy Jeep. Initially tasked to simply re-paint the Jiffy Jeep, Cpl MacDonald invested himself in repairing the Jeep´s body panels to showroom condition. His profound attention to detail is evident in every nut and bolt throughout the Jeep upon close inspection. Cpl MacDonald demonstrated exemplary work ethic on this project which is on display throughout Western Canada and carries great impact on the community relations front, it represents his professionalism and pride in true RCEME fashion. Arte et Marte!

#024 – Cpl Mountenay
Presented 09 Oct 13 by LCol McKenzie
Cpl Mountenay is presented the RCEME Coin of Excellence for exemplifying RCEME esprit de corps and Material Technician Skill by completely restoring the Western Area RCEME Jiffy Jeep to superb condition. Cpl Mountenay was tasked to simply re-paint the Jiffy Jeep. However, he identified significant damage and fatigue to the body and chassis. He went above and beyond by employing his fabrication skills to reinforce and completely recondition the Jeep´s chassis and body panels. Cpl Mountenay did a particularly outstanding job in freehand airbrushing the RCEME Flag and the RCEME Crest on the Jiffy Jeep. The LFWA RCEME Jiffy Jeep is a key community relations tool used throughout Western Canada, the restoration exemplifies Corps pride and is an excellent vehicle into the community that represents the Canadian Armed Forces in a positive manner. Arte et Marte!

#023 – MCpl Richard
Presented 04 Feb 13 by Maj Mills
MCpl Richard has greatly contributed to the reputation of the EME Branch through the outsanding volunteer efforts he has made within his community.  Over the last 4 years he has spent countlesss hours volunteering with the 3036 RCACC EME Cadet Corps in Sackville, Nova Scotia and is also very active with the Camp Hill Veteran’s Hospital in Halifax.

#022 – MCpl Hillier
Presented 09 Jan 13 by Col Eldaoud
MCpl Hillier is awarded the EME Coin of Excellence for the outstanding efforts he made towards revitalizing the way historical memorabilia was displayed in Maintenance Company, 2 Service Battalion.  Showing incredible pride and dedication, MCpl Hillier researched and sequenced plaques, donated gifts and displays, flags and uniforms as well as identifed and archived nearly 8000 photos.  These items were then displayed chronologically throughout the common areas, hallways and workshop floor so all personnel can see and appreciate their heritage.

#021 – MCpl Doiron
Presented Nov 12 by LCol Davidson
MCpl Doiron is presented with the Branch Advisor Coin of Excellence for the outstanding leadership and trade skills shown during his time in Maint Tp, LdSH (RC).  An extremely well rounded soldier, he leads from the front and shows his pride for the Branch through dedication to restoring Regimental assets.  An expert Materials Technician, he demonstrated exceptional professional skills while working both in Garrison and in the field as seen when he enabled the Leopard 1 Tactical mobility Implements Trail by effecting repairs on extensively damaged mine ploughs allowing the Trail to be completed on time.

#020 – Sgt Bursey
Presented 06 Feb 13 by Maj Raymond
Sgt T. Bursey is receiving the Branch Advisor EME Coin of Excellence due to his outstanding initiative, leadership, and professionalism as the 3 ASG Maintenance Company On Job Training Supervisor since May 2012.

#019 – MCpl Diotte
Presented 26 Oct 12 by Col Eldaoud
MCpl G. Diotte is receiving the Branch Advisor EME Coin of Excellence for outstanding initiative, leadership and professionalism as the 3 ASG Maintenance Company On-Job Training Platoon Lead Instructor and also in recognition of his exceptional dedication to the EME Branch as 2IC of the Jiffy Jeep team where he ensured the success of many high profile events.

#018 – MCpl Pellerin
Presented 26 Oct 12 by Col Eldaoud
MCpl J.B. Pellerin is receiving the Branch Advisor EME Coin of Excellence due to his devotion with the 3 ASG Auto Hobby Club definitely ensures that the whole military community can benefit of this service in Gagetown.

#017 – MCpl Carpenter
Presented 19 Oct 12 by Col Eldaoud
MCpl Carpenter’s effort in preserving and promoting EME heritage is the personification of immense pride and dedication to the EME Regiment.  Indicative of the highest calibre of EME soldier, he provided outstanding support to showcase era period EME uniforms at CF and Legion parades across Canada.  On his own time and initiative, he maintained the EME clothing collection by ensuring dry cleaning, procurement, repair and inventory, as well as setting up a number of display cases of EME historical items within the school.  He speaks passionately about EME history to every student who passes through the school promoting EME history to future generations.  His significant contribution to EME heritage, the maintenance of displays throughout the school, the EME image portrayed through period era uniforms and drill on base parades, and his diligence in maintaining the current inventory makes MCpl Carpenter an example for every EME member to emulate.

#016 – MWO Naulleau
Presented 30 Aug 12 by Col Eldaoud
MWO Didier Naulleau’s dedication to the EME Branch and the Canadian Forces’ ideals is manifested through his decision to use the better part of his retirement leave in order to walk the Bruce trail which runs along the Niagra escarpment from Queenston Heights to Tobermory and spans appproximately 900km. This incredible journey was completed in the name of the Soldier On program in order to raise money and awareness for that worthy cause. MWO Naulleau’s attitude in this respect is an absolute inspiration to all.

#015 – MCpl Hadley
Presented 07 Jun 12 by Col Endicott
Master Corporal Hadley is awarded the EME Coin of Excellence for his determination, hard work and leadership which was displayed while establishing the Roto 1 Maintenance Workshop at Camp Blackhorse, Kabul, Afghanistan.  When Op ATTENTION Roto 1 arrived at Camp Blackhorse the maintenance shelter was 8″ deep in water and nearly unusable for maintenance purposes.  MCpl Hadley worked with the US units, civilian contractors and local providers to source raw materials and equipment.  He then worked with other CCTM-A Sections to create an outstanding austere maintenance facility.  Despite its temporary nature, it would rival many workshops in Canada for organization and efficiency.

#014 – Mr. Bates
Presented 10 Jan 12 by Col Eldaoud
In light of the remarkable contributions, efforts, and successes, the EME Coin of Excellence is presented to Mr. Darrel Bates.  Mr. Bates is recognized for his outstanding dedication and mentorship of the Materials Technician (Mat Tech) junior tradesmen throughout FY 10/11.  Mr. Bates´ expert tutelage, leadership and changes to the Mat Tech training curriculum of the training at 2 Svc Bn OJT Mat Training Cell has been a decisive element in the flawless success of all students who attempted their sequential DP2 course.

#013 – Sgt Toner
Presented 28 Nov 11 by Col Eldaoud
Sgt Toner is awarded the EME Coin of Excellence for his outstanding dedication in ensuring the high quality of students that pass through the LFWA OJT Center. He is an excellent leader, demonstrating to his staff and students the true meaning of “Arte et Marte”. Sgt Toner on his own initiative has offered many original and creative solutions to overcome the resource problems facing the LFWA OJT centers such as rotating students to units outside of Edmonton to ensure that training standards and goals are being met. Sgt Toner continues to instil his experiences and the EME Esprit de Corps into his students and regularly challenges them to surpass his expectations. Sgt Toner is a true asset to his trade and the EME Branch, greatly influencing our success in the future.

#012 – Sgt Lammiman
Presented 28 Nov 11 by Col Eldaoud
Sgt Lammiman is recognized for his exemplary efforts in the planning and execution of the 41st Western EME Bonspiel. Sgt Lammiman designed the event to encourage a high level of Esprit de Corps amongst participants and his ingenuity was seen in the conduct of the meet and greet, registration, dining, and closing ceremonies. The efforts and dedication to the success of this event not only strengthened and raised the Esprit de Corps of the Western area but made a healthy profit for the Western Area EME Fund. Sgt Lammiman represents the best of senior NCOs within the EME Branch.

#011 – MWO Laramée
Presented 26 Aug 11 by Col Eldaoud
In recognition of the excellent work and outstanding dedication demonstrated by MWO Michel Laramee in Op HARAS. His honorable contributions to the improvement of techniques and training process of EME QL4 technicians have produced results beyond all expectations. Thanks to his technical acumen, his strong leadership and extraordinary innovative vision, he has created a personalized training allowing the four EME trades to perform cutting-edge training; challenging, interesting and comprehensive. This outstanding achievement has allowed the EME training platoon of the Quebec region to become a reference on a national level in the field of technical training of QL4s. Master Warrant Officer Laramee reflects, in an exemplary manner, the basic features that make up the esprit de corps of the EME Branch.

#010 – Capt Taylor
Presented 27 May 11 by Col Elvish
Capt Taylor has performed with distinction as the Station Technical Services Officer for CFS St John´s. In addition to his oversight of Station Transport, Maintenance and Construction Engineering sections, he has been responsible for local management of the 150 Million Dollar Pleasantville Consolidation Project. Capt Taylor exemplifies the finest characteristics of the EME Branch.

#009 – MWO Relihan
Presented 28 Jan 11 by Col Myers
For unmatched leadership and dedication to the welfare and morale of all EME troops through his graphic design art.

#008 – Cpl Barbary
Presented 11 Dec 10 by Col Endicott
Corporal Barbary is awarded the EME coin of excellence for his determination and ingenuity displayed while returning a mission essential piece of equipment back to service in Afghanistan, 2010.  The field expedient repair of the Persistent Surveillance Suite accomplished using an X-Box game controller and downloaded drivers adapted to control the systems surveillance camera returned a critical video feed to the TFK Tactical Operations Center.

#007 – MCpl Carr
Presented 18 Oct 10 by Col Endicott
Master Corporal Carr was instrumental in the successful mentorship of KANDAK 5 Maintenance Company. His exceptional leadership, patient instruction and resourceful training initiatives were the key to success. The brilliant effort that Master Corporal Carr provided throughout ROTO 9 has had a direct and positive impact on the ability of KANDAK 5 Maintenance Company to perform their mandate.

#006 – WO Drouin
Presented 13 Oct 10 by Col Myers
For his dynamic leadership and his exceptional planning during his contribution to the creation and planning of EX CHIRON APPRENTI and for the technical training of Maintenance Coy, NSE, TF-Afgh 3-10.

#005 – MCpl Papineau
Presented 24 Sep 10 by Col Myers
MCpl Papineau is a highly dedicated soldier-technician who has demonstrated excellence in ARTE. His innovative spirit prompted him to create a solution allowing mine rollers to be utilized with the new Leapard A6 MBT fleet deployed in TFA. Without MCpl Papineau´s unique invention, the tanks would be in danger of direct damage from mines and IEDs. His adaptive solution has enabled operations and undoubtedly saved lives of deployed CF soldiers.

#004 – CWO Thibault
Presented 27 Aug 10 par Col Prévost
CWO Thibault was an indispensable pillar for the efficiency of all EME Members for the LFQA during his stay at 5 Svc Bn Maint coy.  As the ETSM for LFQA, he has been the senior technician, omnipresent in all the aspects of the EME Branch, and always there for every technician in the sector.  He took on extremely vast responsibilities and became known not only as the godfather of all LFQA EME technicians, but also as the technical authority concerning the maintenance of the supported equipment.  With his proactive approach and his remarkable energy, he not only overcame these challenges, but he extended his influence to improve the efficiency of the operations of the supported units.  He touched the heart of all the members of the EME Branch of LFQA, constantly listening to our soldiers and our supported units.  The EME branch recognizes his crucial contribution to troop morale as well as the effectiveness of the EME Branch in operation and in garrison.

#003 – WO Morris
Presented 10 Aug 10 by Col Endicott
Through his extensive professional knowledge and exceptional dedication, Warrant Officer Morris has made a significant positive impact on maintenance operations within Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg). Although assigned myriad tasks, his proactive approach and steadfast perseverance have ensured all critical maintenance issues were resolved enabling Task Force elements to achieve their mission. Warrant Officer Morris´ leadership, dedication and team spirit were of the highest calibre and enabled him achieve unsurpassed results.

#002 – Col (retired) Johnston
Presented 12 May 10 by EME Council
Coin #002, was reserved for a member of the EME community whose outstanding efforts and accomplishments are above and beyond that of even the most distinguished members of the Branch; someone who not only embraces the spirit of Arte et Marte, but someone who has helped define it.  For his commitment to these values and the Electrical Mechanical Engineering Branch, Col (ret’d) Johnston is awarded EME Coin of Excellence #002.