Royal Navy Petty Officer Paul Medcalf, Core Services System Administrator from NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) Squadron Stavanger (NCST), was named the Joint Warfare Centre's (JWC) Military Member of the Year (MMOY) 2015.
During an awards ceremony held at JWC's Harald Hårfagre Auditorium in Jåttå, Stavanger, on Monday 18 April, German Army Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander JWC, presented Medcalf with the Letter of Commendation and a plaque of appreciation.
"JWC's Military Member of the Year Award is a recognition of the outstanding service and dedication of our international enlisted personnel to the mission of the JWC and their vital role within NATO," said Major General Wolski, adding: "I firmly believe that people, JWC's 'One Team', is our most important asset, so it is a pleasure for me to recognise Petty Officer Medcalf and announce his nomination to represent the JWC at this year's MMOY competition; thank you for your professional and personal excellence."
Led by Allied Command Transformation (ACT) the MMOY Programme was established in 2003 with the first selection being held in February 2004.
The Programme aims to recognize the vital role played by the Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of ACT and its subordinate headquarters, and is an annual opportunity for senior enlisted members within ACT to honour one of their junior NCOs for his or her hard work and dedication to duty in support of his or her command and the mission of the NATO Alliance.
"It was a huge privilege to be nominated for such an award and I'm very proud to have won," said Petty Officer Paul Medcalf.
JWC's Military Member of the Year Representatives since 2004:
2004: Petty Officer Ole Johan Haheim
2005: Sergeant Tomasz Krolikowski
2006: Petty Officer Amanda Tremble
2007: Staff Sergeant Mark Ledesma
2008: Sergeant Lars Lenvik
2009: Master Sergeant Viljar Hallik
2010: Chief Petty Officer Gary Braddock
2011: Sergeant Eric P. Krubsack
2012: Sergeant Christer Tjessem
2013: Chief Petty Officer John Bunce
2014: Chief Petty Officer Craig Pilley