Canadian Coast Guard Members Awarded for Exemplary Service

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February 18, 2020                       

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador - Eight members of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region were awarded Exemplary Service Medals and Bars today at Government House in St. John’s, NL. Her Honour The Honourable Judy Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador presented the awards on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada and Honorary Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.          

The Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal is part of the Canadian Honours System and recognizes Coast Guard employees who, in the course of their duties, provide exemplary service in difficult or critical situations.

Individuals who have provided 20 or more years of exemplary service with the Canadian Coast Guard, at least 10 of those in a potential risk environment, are eligible for the Exemplary Service Medal. After 30 years of service, individuals are eligible to receive a Bar that attaches to the medal. 

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Canadian Coast Guard Members Awarded for Exemplary Service
Front Row (Left to Right): Wade Sheppard, His Honour Howard Foote, Her Honour The Honourable Judy Foote, Gary Ivany Second Row (Left to Right): Glen Saunders, Paul Mulcahy, Captain Byron Briggs, Stephen Sheppard, Donald Whitty, Neil Peet, Richard Giles


“Congratulations to the Canadian Coast Guard members who are being recognized today for their years of exemplary service. On behalf of all Canadians, I offer sincere thanks for your important contributions to the safety of mariners and protection of the marine environment.”

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan

“The Canadian Coast Guard’s best ambassadors are our employees. I am proud to recognize the achievements of today’s Exemplary Award recipients who dedicate their careers to keeping people safe at sea and keeping Canada’s oceans clean and healthy.”

Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, Mario Pelletier

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