Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M.)
The Meritorious Service Medal (military division) recognizes a military deed or activity that has been performed in a highly professional manner or of a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to the Canadian Forces.
Awarded on: October 18, 2006
Invested on: February 19, 2007
Master Corporal Christopher Eugene Kopp
Displaying initiative and concern for the well-being of his fellow soldiers, Corporal Kopp recognized the need to train the average soldier in fundamental and life- saving tactical medicine. Consequently, he developed a comprehensive training package for a pilot course that became known as the Tactical Combat Casualty Course. In 2004, he also authored a volume of Dispatches for the Army Lessons Learned Centre on the subject to ensure its widest possible distribution to the Land Force. Corporal Kopp’s efforts have greatly contributed to the training of Canadian Forces personnel.