Decorations for Bravery

Decorations for Bravery

Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972 to recognize people who have risked their lives to save or protect others. The three levels — the Cross of Valour, the Star of Courage and the Medal of Bravery — reflect the varying degrees of risk involved in any act of bravery. These decorations are awarded to civilians as well as to members of the CF. The Governor General personally presents the decorations in ceremonies held at Rideau Hall, Ottawa or La Citadelle, Quebec City. Nominations must be made within two years of the incident.

There are three decorations for bravery:

  • The Cross of Valour is awarded for acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril.
  • The Star of Courage is awarded for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril.
  • The Medal of Bravery is awarded for acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

 This page was updated on 12 May 2015.  Any errors or ommissions should be brought to the attention of CME History.

Engineer Recipients of the Medal of Bravery

Name Rank at Time
of Award
Date of Award
Bedard, JMR Sgt 1995
Campbell, JEA Pte 1985
Desjardins, WC Capt 1996
Doyle, BF Cpl 2001
Duplisea, DC Sgt 1976
Falardeau, JVA Cpl 1991
Jensen, JKJ MCpl 1993
Kurdziel, Dale Sgt 2012
Merriam, SV Cpl 1996