Caption: “Maj Suffoletta, member of CANSOFCOM, at the renaming of the Valour Building, Ottawa, May 2014”.
Military Valour Decorations
22114 David Umberto Mario Suffoletta, S.M.V., M.S.C., C.D.
Military Valour Medal
Decoration awarded on August 22, 2012
On May 7 and 8, 2011, Captain Suffoletta demonstrated exceptional valour while mentoring an assault element of the Provincial Response Company–Kandahar during a spectacular attack in Kandahar City. Under intense fire and at great personal risk, he led his team through a close-quarter clearance operation of a multi-storied building, valiantly coordinating multiple assaults that successfully neutralized the insurgent threat. Captain Suffoletta demonstrated distinguished leadership, courageous service and self-sacrifice in the presence of an armed enemy.