Gary Prout CGC
Resilience through the lows
After joining the army in 2004, I was selected to become a Forward Observer, a role not normally given to new recruits. This role requires the observer to make calculations, apply the correct procedure and call in Artillery, Air, helicopter and precision weapon strikes dangerously close to friendly forces. There was no margin for error, mistakes would cost lives! Looking back I have no idea how the 25 year old version of me was able to maintain such high levels of motivation, commitment and professionalism in such a stressful and demanding role.
My military career was an absolute rollercoaster, from highs of receiving the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (one award below the Victoria Cross) to lows of suffering both a career and life changing injury. Remarkably through the low I achieved another highlight of captaining the UK Armed Forces Archery team at the 2014 Invictus Games.
My big intrinsic drivers are care, honesty, loyalty and I have a passion for assisting both people and teams to think and perform to the best of their ability. My style is straight forward and challenging but always coming from a very sincere place, I will challenge if I believe it is an opportunity to develop.
Outside of work I love spending family time with my Wife and two young daughters, sipping fine single malts and attempting to play a little golf.