- The Ghanaian-born British, Sergeant Jonathan Biney, has been awarded Army Military Communicator of the Year 2020
- The Company of Communicators honoured Sergeant Biney for his use of social media to promote and enhance understanding of the British Army
- Sergeant Biney has been celebrated by the British Army after he won the award
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Sergeant Jonathan Biney, a Ghanaian-born British army officer, has been named Army Military Communicator of the Year 2020.
The Royal Logistic Corps Sergeant was recognised by the Company of Communicators for his use of social media to promote and enhance understanding of the British Army.
As a social media influencer, particularly on Instagram, he has become a spokesperson and advocate for the Army, using both his personal account and taking over the British Army channel, answering questions on a broad range of subjects and providing a glimpse into the life of a modern soldier.
A publication on the social media handle of the British Army discloses that Sergeant Biney belongs to the 7 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps based in Rutland and training to become a logistic supply specialist, providing a vital link in supporting personnel on operations.
''Congratulations to Sgt Biney from 7 Regiment RLC @ArmyLogisticsUK. He is the Army Military Communicator of the Year 2020,''the post read.
Living the dream
In 2009, the native of Takoradi in the Western Regional capital, realised his childhood ambition when he was enlisted into the British Army as a chef.
Through hard work for the past eleven years, Sergeant Biney has earned his promotion to the position of a Sergeant with deployment to over ten countries as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
The Ghanaian-born soldier has been deployed to Afghanistan, Cyprus, and Kenya where he is based at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).
He has proven to be a dedicated and outstanding Ambassador, giving insight into some of the other tasks the military has been engaged in around the world.
As his roles have been so diverse, he has been well placed to share his knowledge and his enthusiasm always shines through, whether engaging with potential recruits or discussing some of the challenges and opportunities he has encountered, making him a very worthy recipient for the award.
A grateful heart
The award, which was presented to Sergeant Biney by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, William Russell, during a virtual event, acknowledges his contribution to the British Army.
Commenting on the award, Sergeant Biney expressed his appreciation and said he was proud of the Army life and opportunities.
''I am so happy to have received this. I am proud of my Army life and the opportunities and rewards I have gained. My transformation from basic training where I didn’t know anyone, to having so many friends and comrades and the advice I have been given along the way, I just want to pass that on. I signed on for 24 years’ service, I’ve completed 11 years and I can’t wait for the next phase of my career and being able to share it with everyone,'' he said.
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