Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Peter Sinden, M.S.M., C.D. will be awarded the Meritorious Service Medal

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Canadian ForcesTHUNDER BAY – Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Peter Sinden, M.S.M., C.D. will be awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (Military Division) today by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

The presentation will take place in Ottawa. The Governor General will present 5 Medals of Military Valour to members of the Canadian Forces who have displayed gallantry and devotion to duty in combat, as well as 2 Meritorious Service Crosses (Military Division) and 36 Meritorious Service Medals (Military Division) to individuals whose specific achievements have brought honour to the Canadian Forces and to Canada.

While deployed to Afghanistan from April to November 2010, Chief Warrant Officer Sinden displayed the ability to foster and maintain multinational partnerships. Working with Canadian, American and Afghan units, he was able to coordinated complexities among high-profile organizations, both military and civilian, within the Kandahar City area of operations.

He developed a strong partnership with the local Afghan army, which enabled productive mentorship with notable results. Chief Warrant Officer Sinden’s professionalism brought great credit to the Canadian Forces.