Calling all Defence Team members: Nominate a colleague for the Coronation Medal today! Nominations are now open.

Nominations are now open! Coronation Medal to recognize Defence Team members

“May 6, 2024 – Honouring Canada’s Unsung Heroes”

Recognizing Remarkable Contributions

The deadline for commands to submit their nominations to the Directorate of Honours and Recognition (DH&R) is September 6, 2024. Last year, the Government of Canada announced the awarding of 30,000 Coronation Medals to individuals who have made significant contributions to Canada. The design of the medal, unveiled on May 6, 2024, commemorates the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III as King of Canada.

Symbol of Honour

The medal features the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III, along with the Royal Cypher. The design of the medal was approved by the King himself, reflecting Canada’s rich history.

Out of the 30,000 medals, 4,000 have been designated for members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to acknowledge their dedication and service. Additionally, federal departments and agencies, including National Defence, will also nominate individuals based on specific criteria.

A Thoughtful Selection Process

Selecting recipients will follow a thorough process, much like the Order of Military Merit, with a focus on recognizing individuals across all ranks. The detailed criteria and process were outlined in a Canadian Forces General Message (CANFORGEN) to ensure transparency and fairness in the selection process.

Nominations must be submitted by commands to the Directorate of Honours and Recognition by September 6, 2024. While a nomination does not guarantee a medal, it is a testament to the recipient’s outstanding contributions to our country.

Embracing Heritage and Service

As Canada’s King, His Majesty King Charles III plays a significant role in the country’s military operations and serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the CAF. With over 45 years of involvement with Canada’s military, King Charles III’s legacy is deeply intertwined with our nation’s history.

The Coronation Medal serves as a symbol of honour and recognition for those who have dedicated their lives to serving their communities and country, embodying the values of excellence and commitment. It is a reminder of the unsung heroes whose contributions shape the fabric of our nation.



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