Mark Rawlings (Crown Copyright)

Individuals from across Joint Forces Command have been presented with Commander Joint Forces Command Commendations in recognition for their contribution to the wider Ministry of Defence…

The awards were presented to the recipients by Commander Joint Forces Command (JFC), General Sir Chris Deverell, who also took time to meet with the recipients and their families. Offering his congratulations, he said:

“Joint Forces Command is a major enterprise which strives to harness the talent and energy of all its people. The commitment of the workforce is a fundamental element of JFC success and I am delighted to be able to recognise people and celebrate their achievements.

“The individuals and teams I have met today, and those who were unable to attend the ceremony due to operational commitments are an inspiration and have gone above and beyond their normal role to provide great support to defence, and we thank them for this.”

Teams and individuals from a number of different areas received awards in recognition for their work. This included work supporting ongoing operations at home and abroad, working in the local community and also recognition for individual acts of courage in the line of duty.

Commander Kearsley, who received a commendation for his work in J9 Maritime, said: “It is one of the proudest moments of my career to date and it was an honour to be presented the award at Admiralty House by General Deverell.”

Flight Lieutenant Lindsay was recognised for his work with Information Systems and Services, had the following to say: “It is a proud day and realising that someone has put a lot of effort into recognising his work and nominating him, and receiving the award was a shock.”

The Commander JFC Commendations can be awarded to service personnel, civil servants and contracted staff from across the organisation.