Canadian Military Engineers Receive Award
The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) presented a Meritorious Service Award to the Canadian Military Engineers in recognition of 100 years of engineering the nation's defence.Receiv...
The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) presented a Meritorious Service Award to the Canadian Military Engineers in recognition of 100 years of engineering the nation’s defence.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Canadian Forces was the Canadian Military Engineer Colonel Commandant, Brigadier-General Jerry Silva. Winnipeg-native Mr. Garry Bolton, P.Eng., Chair of the Board of ACEC, made the presentation.
Chief of the Defence Staff, General Raymond Henault, noted: “Military engineers are integral members of the Canadian Forces, trained in the application of engineering science and technology to all CF operations. This award demonstrates that the Canadian Military Engineers have achieved a level of excellence that is recognized by the top members of the engineering profession, be they military or civilian.”
The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of National Defence, observed, “In Canada, the engineering profession is the outgrowth of military engineering predating “first contact” through times of nation building. Military and civilian engineers in service to the Crown are truly champions. The ACEC Meritorious Service Award is well deserved by our Canadian Military Engineers.”
“The contribution that the Canadian Military Engineers have made to Canada at home and overseas has been remarkable,” says ACEC President Claude Paul Boivin. “Canadian consulting engineers and the engineering industry as a whole are proud to pay tribute to their colleagues in uniform.”