Colonel Peter Joseph Williams, M.S.M., C.D.
St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Meritorious Service Medal (Military Division)
While deployed to the Kabul Military Training Centre from June 2012 to June 2013, Colonel Williams excelled as both the commanding officer of the Training Advisory Group and as a mentor to the Centre’s Afghan commander. After extensive analysis of the issues surrounding the rapidly decreasing coalition force, he focused his team’s efforts on areas that would effectively move the Kabul Military Training Centre towards autonomy. Colonel Williams’ leadership and ingenuity were integral to the Centre’s operational effectiveness, and brought great credit to the Canadian Armed Forces