The Graduate Class of 2017 completed the end of their academic year at the Canadian Forces College in both a Graduation and a Graduation and Convocation Ceremony held on the College grounds during the final weeks of June. Once again this year, approximately 250 graduates comprised of Canadian Officers from all Services within the Armed Forces, International Military Officers from approximately 20 nations and 10 senior executives of Canada’s Civil Service, stepped forward and were recognized for their accomplishment in completing the Joint Command and Staff Programme or the National Security Programme, as applicable.
All International Officer graduates were presented with their, Foundation sponsored, Graduate Badge to be worn on their service dress uniform. Additionally, two Foundation awards were presented in recognition of outstanding achievement on the National Security Programme, and for outstanding performance as a member of the military Directing Staff of the Joint Command and Staff Programme.
The D. Fraser Holman Medallion awarded to Col. Ralph Meyer, German Army, (National Security Programme) by Foundation Chair Emeritus MGen (Ret’d) Holman
The Donald MacNamara Medallion for outstanding performance awarded to Lt-Col Steve Frankel, Australian Army, (JCSP Directing Staff) by BGen (Ret’d) Don MacNamara
The Foundation extends sincere congratulations to the Class of 2017, and good luck as these graduates assume their new military and government service duties.