2 September 2019

Staff Sergeant Instructor (SSI) Amy-Jane McCann is a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer with the Kent Army Cadet Force (Kent ACF), she was recently awarded the Lord Lieutenant of Kent Junior Leadership Award for 2019.

She lives in Snodland and works for Wickes Floor Operations. She is also Detachment Commander for Wrotham and has been with Kent ACF since 2014.

The Commandant, Kent ACF, Colonel Chris Gilbert, DL presented the award which is for Junior Adult Officers or Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs), as well as Cadet NCOs, who have demonstrated the most improvement in his or her leadership skills.

SSI McCann said:

“After hearing my name being called out on county parade, at first I thought what have I done now, then marching out to realise I was this year's recipient for the Lord Lieutenant’s Junior Leadership award, I felt shocked and truly humbled.

Being the Detachment Commander at Wrotham is made easy by my staff team and of course my amazing cadets. As for being a part of D company, well they are my family. Having my name on an award with some great previous winners is truly bewildering”.

Colonel Chris Gilbert, DL, Commandant Kent ACF said:

“I would like to formally thank SSI McCann for all her hard work running the detachment and being a role model to other staff and cadets – without such dedicated volunteers such as Amy we would not be able to offer the youth of Kent such a wide range of fabulous opportunities that we do today”.