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One Of The Most Badass Sikhs In The World Is Now Canada's Defence Minister

Canada, you're in safe hands.

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But there's way more than meets the eye. Punjab-born and Vancouver-raised, Harjit Sajjan has served in the Canadian military for over 23 years.

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He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2012.

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Which is a laurel gifted by the Canadian monarch to recognise individuals for bringing honour in military and civilian fields.

Aaaand he also bagged the mega-prestigious Order of Military Merit last year.

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The Order of Military Merit is the second-highest order awarded by the governor general in Canada.

In fact, in 2006, the commander of Canada’s Coalition Task Force in Afghanistan couldn’t even bear his badassery and wrote an entire letter of appreciation for him.

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The commander, David Fraser, rated him as one of the best intelligence officers he's ever worked with.

“I have advised my chain of command that the Canadian Forces must capture his skill-set, and seek his advice on how to change our entire tactical intelligence training and architecture to best meet the needs of future deployed units fighting in extremely complex human battlespace,” reads one point in the letter.

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Sajjan's got his crime- and terrorism-fighting priorities straight.

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"For example, we can be tough on crime, and we need to be, and we are, including the police and the other municipalities do a good job on that," he told theVancouver Sun in an interview. "But we've got to make sure that our children don't choose a life of crime. We're good at dealing with big crises around the world, but we need to look at preventing them from happening in the first place."

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