Commissionaires Distinguished Service Medal Recipients 2021

October 25, 2021 1:44 pm Published by

The Commissionaires Distinguished Service Medal (CDSM) is one of the most prestigious awards issued by Commissionaires. It was established by the National Board in June 1989 to recognize distinguished service of significance above and beyond faithful performance of duty. There are two new recipients this year at Commissionaires Great Lakes:

  • Capt. Rodney McAlpine, MB – Regional Manager, Northern Region (retired)
  • Sgt. Kameel Shah, CD – Site Supervisor, RCMP Newmarket

 

Capt. Rodney McAlpine, MB

Rodney McAlpine is recognized for distinguished service above and beyond faithful performance of duty. His exemplary service, leadership and organizational skills are key factors in the success of operations at CFB Borden. Rodney’s work as Vice-Chair of the Commissionaires Advisory Committee brought many positive changes to the company that directly affected the guards in the field. He received the Association of Professional Security Agencies (APSA) Security Guard of the Year award for his coolness under pressure and presence of mind. Rodney was recognized for his bravery in the line of duty by the Governor General of Canada. Rodney’s dedication to service makes him a deserving recipient of the Commissionaires Distinguished Service Medal.

 

Sgt. Kameel Shah, CD

Kameel Shah honourably served in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is recognized by Commissionaires Great Lakes for distinguished service above and beyond faithful performance of duty. Kameel always performs his duties in a professional manner and with decorum. His exemplary service, leadership and organizational skills are key factors in the overall success of operations at the RCMP Toronto Detachment. He volunteered as part of the COVID-19 return to work committee. Kameel received the Association of Professional Security Agencies (APSA) Security Guard Supervisor of the Year Award for outstanding service. Kameel’s continuing dedication to the Commissionaires and the RCMP makes him a deserving recipient of the Commissionaires Distinguished Service Medal.