Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer Craig Pilley, Staff Assistant at Joint Warfare Centre’s Joint Training Division (JTD), was named the Centre's Military Member of the Year (MMOY) 2014.

During an awards ceremony held at the JWC’s Harald Hårfagre Auditorium in Jåttå, Stavanger, on Friday 17 April, Chief Petty Officer Pilley was recognized for his selection as JWC’s 2014 Outstanding Military Member of the Year.

ACT’s 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 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.

Speaking at the ceremony, French Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Jean-Luc Steimle underlined that Chief Petty Officer Pilley provided outstanding service to JWC during one of its most demanding periods.

He added: “Chief Petty Officer Pilley flawlessly coordinated and provided the administrative support to Training Teams and the ACT Senior Mentors during the duration of five major exercise phases for TRIDENT JAGUAR 14, TRIDENT JUNCTURE 14, and TRIDENT LANCE 14,” thus enabling the smooth running of administrative activities during these exercises, ensuring JWC Training Teams and Senior Mentors were able to operate effectively and focus on the mission at hand.


German Army Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander JWC, then thanked Chief Petty Officer Pilley for his outstanding service and unwavering support and presented him with a certificate and a plaque of appreciation.

“I am very honoured to have been given this award and feel it highlights the vital contribution that JWC's NCOs collectively make to supporting JWC in its delivery of training to NATO HQs," Chief Petty Officer Pilley said.