Our New Minister of National Defence – 2015

The Honourable

Harjit Sajjan PC OMM MSM CD MP

Mr. Harjit Sajjan was a member of the Vancouver Police Department for 11 Years serving in South Vancouver as a Detective for the Gang Crime Unit. Mr. Sajjan joined the Canadian army reserve in 1989 as a trooper and was commissioned in 1991. He eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was deployed overseas four times in the course of his career: once to Bosnia, and three times to Afghanistan. Here is the Minister of National Defence Mandate Letter – 2015

His honours in recognition of his service to Canada:

Order of Military Meritharjit-singh-sajjan
Meritorious Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal (Afghanistan)
General Campaign Star (Afghanistan)
Mention in Dispatch
Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal
NATO Service Medal (Bosnia)
Golden Jubilee Medal
Diamond Jubilee Medal
Canadian Forces’ Decoration
US Army Commendation Medal
Chief of Defence Staff Commendation
Deputy Minister Award (Department of National Defence)