The Embassy Cultural House is pleased to share this outstanding news!
Congratulations to Tariq Hassan Gordon on receiving the Governor-General’s Operational Service Medal on July 1, 2022, for his support to the Canadian Armed Forces. He received the medal from Brigadier-General Wade Rutland, Commander of Joint Task Force – OP IMPACT, during the Canada Day celebrations at the Camp Canada base in Kuwait.
This expeditionary medal recognizes Canadian public servants who have supported the CAF in dangerous operations overseas. Approximately 30 civilians received this award for service in Iraq between 2014 and 2022. It was particularly special to receive the medal with Canada's Ambassador to Kuwait, Aliya Mawani, in attendance at the award ceremony. Ambassador Mawani was with Tariq on his first trip to Iraq in December 2009.
Tariq is the founder and coordinating editor of the Embassy Cultural House's online project and launched this cultural community-based initiative in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a Canadian career diplomat, and as First Secretary (Political), Tariq was most recently posted to Kuwait and to Iraq. His career at Global Affairs Canada began in 2004, and he has served in many countries around the world.
Tariq, we are all so happy that you are coming home safely. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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