Command Commendation



The Command Commendation is awarded to recognize deeds or activities beyond the demand of normal duty. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) grants the authority to specific commanders to award the Command Commendation. The CDS has directed that only commanders of an official command in accordance with the relevant Ministerial Organization Order, and reporting directly to the CDS, may be granted this authority.  The list of commanders who can currently award the Command Commendation is as follows:

Nominations shall be submitted in accordance with instructions issued by the commander or NDHQ group principal concerned.

Eligibility and Criteria

The Command Commendation may be awarded to:


The insignia for Command Commendations is a silver bar bearing three maple leaves.



Not Applicable


The insignia is worn on the uniform in accordance with A-AD-265-000/AG-001, CF Dress Instructions.


Not Applicable

Historical Notes

The Command Commendations were created in 1995 and are accompanied by scrolls signed by an appropriate NDHQ group principal or a commander of a command.

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