References: A. DAOD 5027-0 Recognition

B. DAOD 5027-1 Awards and Recognition Program


Firmly believing that its greatest strength is its people, the Corps of RCEME is committed to ensuring proper and fast recognition of individuals who, by their actions or behaviour, have contributed beyond the call of duty to instil a sense of pride in our Corps. The flexible and rapid process of awarding the RCEME Coin of Excellence will allow Director RCEME to quickly recognize individuals who would not otherwise be acknowledged by other national awards and recognition programs. The RCEME Coin of Excellence is not designed to replace other awards, but rather to provide another means to quickly convey recognition for achieving ‘RCEME excellence´.


To publically and quickly recognize the outstanding efforts and/or accomplishments that are noteworthy of a RCEME individual.


The Corps of RCEME encourages excellence through innovation, dedication, leadership, teamwork, ingenuity, determination and the ability to surpass expectations on a professional level and in the areas of Arte et Marte.  Nominated actions should not hinder the primary job of the candidate.  Eligible candidates for the Coin of Excellence should reflect all, or part of the following criteria:

a. seen as outstanding; and/or

b. promotes RCEME esprit de corps; and/or

c. represents the Corps in a positive light; and/or

d. demonstrates RCEME core values.


RCEME Corps military personnel and, in exceptional circumstances, civilian employees are eligible. A Coin of Excellence can only be given once to an individual.


This recognition program will be effective 20 May 2010 and will not be backdated.


Nominations for the RCEME Coin of Excellence will be initiated by the Chain of Command (CoC) and can be submitted any time during the year.

The CoC will use the electronic nomination form, Annex A, and will forward it to the RCEME Network Senior Regional Representative, who will pass the nomination to either Director RCEME or his Regional council representative through email.

If accepted, the aim is to have nominees presented with their RCEME Coin of Excellence within one month of the initial request by either Director RCEME or an RCEME Council Officer. Further, the recipient's name and citation will be permanently displayed on the RCEME website.


In order to meet the criteria stated at reference A and B, a committee must be formed. This committee will assemble as often as required in order to meet the one month timeline. Collaboration can be done long distance if a meeting in person is not possible. As a minimum, the committee shall consist of the following personnel:

a. Director RCEME;

b. the Corps SM; and

c. one other Council member.

The Committee shall be chaired by Director RCEME and coordinated by a Corps staff member.


The RCEME Coin of Excellence is designed to quickly recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond in areas of Arte and/or Marte. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Corps Coord at 819-997-7004 or the Corps Sergeant Major at 819-997-9488.












 The Coin's unique design is representative of the Corps of RCEME. The hexagonal perimeter, signifying the shape of a bolt's head, is common to all 4 Occupations. One side of the Coin has a border with our moto "By skill and by fighting" in English and French and the colours of the RCEME flag in the background. The moto is symbolized by the crossed wrench over the bayonet reminding us that our technical skills make us relevant. The words "for excellence" explains the Coin's purpose. The other side displays our capbadge. The words "Presented by RCEME Branch Advisor" give the Coin its significance, making it clear that it must be earned. The serialized number makes each Coin unique and will allow the Corps to keep a record of the individual who earned it and the citation. Finally, the overall look and feel, like a piece of art, reinforces the level of excellence one must demonstrate to receive the RCEME Coin of Excellence.

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