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Oct 19 2020

Meet NATO's new Meritorious Service Medal awardees from the NCI Agency


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg recently awarded eight NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency staff members with the Meritorious Service Medal.


NATO's most prestigious honour is presented to personnel whose initiative and devotion to their duties makes a difference and has a long-lasting positive effect on NATO's core mission. First awarded in 2003, the medal is given to fewer than 50 individual NATO employees each year.

On this occasion, we asked each of our eight deserving 2020 recipients a few questions to learn more about their work.

Read some thoughts from our awardees at the links below.

Meet NATOtmpAmps new Meritorious Service Medal awardees from the NCI Agency

Asvin Choksi, Head of Service Management, CIS Support Unit (CSU) Northwood

Alfred Craib, former Senior Project Manager, Network Services and IT Infrastructure (NSII)

David Thijs, Principal Analyst (Workstation Management), CSU Brussels

Adjudant Erwan, Deputy Head NCO Cyber Security Section, CSU Stavanger

Frank Mikla, Senior Portfolio Manager, Alliance Operations and Missions, Chief Operating Office

Huub Simons, former Principal Scientist, NSII

Jan Mooren, Section Head Transmission Systems, CIS Sustainment Support Centre (CSSC)

Stefaan Taeleman, Head of Accounting Services, Finance Directorate