Communications and Electronics Branch Colonel-in-Chief Commendation

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The Colonel-in-Chief Commendation is the highest award that the C&E Family may bestow. It serves to recognize recipients – in the form of individual or collective awards – for exceptional service and selfless dedication, and who made a lasting contribution to the objectives of the C&E Branch and our greater family writ large.

The commendation was established by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne. The award was officially unveiled on the 24th of October, 2013 to help mark the 110th anniversary of military communications in the Canadian Armed Forces.

All members of the C&E Family – including military, civilian, honorary appointments, retired members, and immediate family members – are eligible for the Colonel-in-Chief Commendation. Furthermore, units or sections of a unit may be nominated when submitting a collective award.

The award is bestowed during C&E Week (late October timeframe) each year. Details on the nomination process can be found on the CMCEN website.


To date there have been 28 recipients of the Communications and Electronics Branch Colonel-in-Chief Commendation. 1 recipient has earned a second commendation.[1]


  1. Data supplied by the C&E Branch Office