Vincentian appoints MBE on King’s first official birthday honours list

Vincentian appointed as MBE on King’s first official birthday honours list

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Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines: Vincentian national SLt Adaiah Providence-Culzac has been appointed a Member of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his outstanding performance in the Diversity and Inclusion Team at Navy Command Headquarters, SVG High Commission stated.

As per the High Commission, before commissioning as an officer, Adaiah served in the rank of Logistician (Writer) at Navy Command as the policy lead on Climate Assessments.

In his citation, he was credited for creating a climate assessment to measure the Diversity and Inclusion culture of Royal Navy ships and establishments. SLt Providence-Culzac also set up the framework, which provides Commanding officers with recommendations and tools to make positive changes within their Units. The work was commissioned following a high-level review of inappropriate behaviour within the UK armed services.

Director of People and Training and Naval Secretary Rear Admiral Jude Terry OBE, in her notification letter, stated, “Your charitable endeavours, which raised significant funds, were also especially noteworthy. The results that you delivered for Royal Navy people were most impressive and far above that expected of your rank and were in the finest traditions of the Royal Navy,” as per the reports.

He was also commended for his work with various stakeholders, including Service charities, immigration experts, and members of the Royal Navy Commonwealth Network, to resurrect and redesign the guide for non-British nationals joining the Royal Navy, that “Provides advice for Service Personnel and their families and demonstrates to a wider audience the complexities faced by the overseas community.”

SLt Providence-Culzac, who is also a first-year doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London, was St Vincent and the Grenadines flag bearer at the King’s Coronation.