Captain Naveed Muhammad, an Army Reservist with Royal Corps of 37 Signals, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his work with minority communities in Birmingham. The Captain has become a key role model for Muslims. The Army Reservist’s citation highlights that he is “an inspirational of figure whose personality and empathy has enhances Army relations with the British Minority Ethnic community in the West Midlands… He has made a noticeable difference, has positively influenced the community and his experience has also been called upon at the strategic level, where he has worked with the Islamic religious advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff and other Service Chiefs.”
Captain Muhammad began his career at school as a young army cadet. He enjoyed the outdoor life and the camaraderie and went on to join the Army Reserves, formerly the Territorial Army, 28 years ago. Today, he is the Regimental Careers Management Officer. He received a letter from the office of the Princess Royal, Colonel in Chief of the Royal Corps of Signals, plus numerous congratulatory emails and letter. He said it was very humbling.
Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Downes said “Captain Muhammad’s work over the years has begun to open doors for younger Muslims, encouraging their recruitment into the British Army, and continuing to support those already serving. He is wholly deserving of his MBE; the Regiment is very proud of him.”