Gérard was awarded the Médaille de Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite (Medal of Knight of the National Order of Merit). The National Order of Merit is a French order that was instituted in 1963 to reward distinguished service to the French Nation. Its purpose is threefold:
"uniting all intentions, and rewarding innovation and contributions..."
"... designed as a form of emulation so that all give their best ..."
"...the National Order of Merit embodies the diversity of French society, its different cultures and social origins, and its new economic sectors..."
Here are some pictures of Gérard receiving the Medal!
AOCS could not be more proud to have Gérard as a member and volunteer. Congratulations, Gérard!