Canadian Commander-in-Chief Unit Presents First Commendation Ever to SF Soldiers
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) will be the recipients of the unique honor in the ceremony.
The Canadian Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation will be presented to Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) by Lt. Gen. Stuart Beare, Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, for their valorous actions in support of the Canadian-led Operation MEDUSA, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan during August and September 2006.
The ceremony will take place on May 23 at 11 a.m. at the John F. Kennedy Auditorium, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, N.C.
The CinC award has only been awarded to six Canadian Force units. According to the USASOC media release, this is the first time this award will be presented to a foreign unit.
The Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation may be awarded to any unit or sub-unit of the Canadian Forces, or to any similar organization of a foreign armed force working with or in conjunction with the Canadian Force that has performed an extraordinary deed or activity of a rare high standard in extremely hazardous circumstances.