2 May 2017, CFB Esquimalt
Certificate No 035 – Presented to LCol D.J. Foreman, OMM, CD (Ret'd)
This Commendation is presented in recognition of the outstanding dedication, leadership, and personal commitment of Doug Foreman in the development of the Army’s Combat Diving capability as well as championing the continuance of Combat Diving training, tradition and esprit de corps over nearly four decades of active and retired service. Doug has worked tirelessly and with great effect in the continuance of Exercise ROGUISH BUOY on an annual basis since its inception in 1979, one of the longest running exercises in Canadian Army history. Since his retirement, Doug has remained active and involved in Combat Diving activities, initiating, organizing and directing numerous Combat Diver reunions on both coasts. He researched and published '50 Years of Combat Diving in the Canadian Army', an illustrated chronicle of the history of Combat Diving from its inception in the early 1960s, through more recent times. The Canadian Military Engineer Branch commends Doug for his exceptional dedication and leadership as the Engineer Champion for Combat Divers.