Sergeant Chaisson receives Meritorious Service Medal
On 28 February 2018, Sergeant John Chaisson, an Intelligence Operator from the Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre, received the Meritorious Service Medal from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, at a ceremony in Ottawa.
The Meritorious Service Medal recognizes a military deed or activity performed in a highly professional manner, according to a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to the Canadian Forces.
“It’s very humbling to receive this award,” said Sgt Chaisson. “I worked with an extraordinary team overseas, and my success was really their success. We had a job to do and everyone stepped up to ensure we achieved the mission. I’m proud of the work we did.”
Sgt Chaisson, who was a Master Corporal at the time of nomination, received the honour for outstanding dedication and professionalism displayed during his deployment to operations in the Middle East.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sgt Chaisson was employed in a position significantly above his rank level. He performed his work flawlessly, providing critical advice to his superiors that had a significant impact on coalition operations.
“Sergeant Chaisson demonstrated exemplary professionalism, work ethic, and leadership in a challenging situation. He truly embodies the spirit of the Meritorious Service Medal and I proudly congratulate him on this distinguished honour,” said Rear-Admiral Scott Bishop, Commander, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command.
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