By Captain Nicola LaMarre, Operation CALUMET Public Affairs Officer
Approaching the remote site, you can’t help but be struck by the rock, sand and lack of anything green on the island. For the past seven months, Corporal Colton Larade has worked tirelessly to improve the living and working conditions for personnel of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) who live at the remote observation post.
Deployed on Operation CALUMET since the end of March 2018, Corporal Larade was recently awarded the MFO Chief of Staff’s Certificate of Appreciation for excellence in his work. A Canadian Armed Forces Construction Technician, Corporal Larade’s maturity and abilities were recognized quickly by leadership and he was put in charge of all construction projects on one of the remote sites. Hitting the ground running, he went to work assessing what needed to be done and what priority the work should be given.