US Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank L. Andrews, JWC’s Training Support Branch Chief, was presented the NATO Meritorious Service Medal on Friday, 5 February by German Army Major General Reinhard Wolski, for distinguished service to NATO while serving at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.
Following the awards ceremony held at the Centre's Harald Hårfagre Auditorium, Lieutenant Colonel Andrews said: "I was very surprised and honoured to receive this award. I was not even aware that I had been submitted for it. Everything we do at JWC is a team effort, and I am grateful to be part of such an outstanding team for the past three years."
The NATO Meritorious Service Medal is the highest NATO decoration awarded by the NATO Secretary General since 2003 to commend staff whose exceptional leadership; professionalism and unparalleled commitment provide significant and lasting benefits to the NATO Alliance.