2017 Honorary Colonel Ben Van Ruiten, MSM, CD Award Recipient

Cadet FSgt Jefferson Charles Holod
301 Alan McLeod, VC RCACS

Cadet FSgt Holod attends Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive High School and will attend Seneca College to study for a Bachelor of Aviation Technology degree. He aspires to become an RCAF pilot.

He has been a Cadet since 2012 and has completed several training programs including General Training, the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course and Advanced Aviation Technology.

He has received both the Lord Strathcona and Long Service Medals and was the Top Manitoba Cadet on the Power Pilot Scholarship Course.

Within his community he has volunteered with several organizations and events. He has helped prepare the Fall Supper at Grosse Isle Community Hall and helped to set-up, serve and clean at the Inwood Jamboree. He participated in the Youth in Philanthropy program at his school.

He is an instructor for Level 3 Cadets and is a mentor to a Level 4 Cadet.

He follows a healthy living lifestyle and has a gym membership. He was the Top Athlete within his squadron in 2015 and 2016.

Cadet Holod is attending Seneca College and was not available. Arlene VanRuiten, who is the award sponsor, made the presentation to his parents.

Mrs. Arlene VanRuiten, Parents of Cadet FSgt Jefferson Holod and BGen Kelly Woiden

Mr. Jon Reyes and Parents of Cadet FSgt Jefferson Holod