He is the National Defense Minister of Canada. He is the first Sikh to receive this award and continues to be a role model for youth across the country as he prepares to serve his country in new ways.

Lt. Colonel Harjit Singh is an Afghanistan war hero who is the first Sikh to command a Canadian Army regiment and who was portrayed as a role model in Ottawa’s latest Welcome to Canada booklet for the immigrants. He is also a former Vancouver police officer, decorated after serving once in Bosnia and three times in Afghanistan.
He is immensely grateful for the privilege of being a Canadian and now participates in humanitarian efforts where ever he can make a difference.

He stands out as a Warrior in Real Sense keeping his Sikhi Intact!