Major J A Millar, The Royal Gurkha Rifles
Major Millar’s time in post was far from typical as Officer Commanding British Gurkhas Nepal, dominated by the impact of COVID-19 in Nepal and during which he has had significant additional responsibility far in excess of any other officer of his rank and experience.
On the cusp of delivery of Recruit Intake 21, conducting staff from the UK were prevented from travelling to Nepal, including critical specialists, so he devised alternative methods, including virtual reach-back solutions to the UK, and utilising alternative manpower from non-Red Listed Brunei.
Fortunately, he is blessed with a powerful blend of personal traits; personable and professional in equal measure, displaying earnest devotion to his team and commitment to the task in hand.
Congratulations on a job well done.