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Meritorious Service Decorations

The Meritorious Service Cross (military) was created in 1984. It recognizes a military deed or activity that has been performed in an outstandingly professional manner or of a rare high standard that brings considerable benefit or great honour to the Canadian Forces.

Major-General Roy Raymond Crabbe, O.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.
(presented: September 13, 1996)

Between July 1994 and June 1995, Major-General Crabbe was the Deputy Force Commander and Canadian Contingent Commander of the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia. During the difficult and challenging year, his professional knowledge and strength of character provided an exemplary standard of leadership and guidance. Major-General Crabbe's remarkable diplomatic skills were critical to the Joint United Nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organization planning processes, and his personal involvement helped to prevent a resumption of war between the Croats and the Krajin Serbs in Sector South. Throughout his period of service, Major-General Crabbe's exceptional performance furthered the cause of peace in this troubled region.


The Meritorious Service Medal (military) was created in 1991. It recognizes a military deed or activity that has been performed in a highly professional manner or of a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to the Canadian Forces.

Chief Petty Officer Second Class Mary Nanette Wilson M.S.M., C.D.
(presented: March 12, 1992)

Chief Petty Officer Second Class Wilson served on HMCS Protecteur during the Gulf War. Under her leadership, her team excelled at its responsibilities. In situations of high stress, her self-confidence and sense of responsibility motivated her subordinates. Her outstanding leadership and dedication to duty greatly contributed to the impressive logistic support provided by Protecteur.

 
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