• Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf poses for a photo with Col. Kelly J. Lawler, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford C. Cain, USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, moments before his retirement ceremony June 21.

    Mr. Leykauf poses for a photo before his retirement ceremony.

    Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf poses for a photo with Col. Kelly J. Lawler, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford C. Cain, USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, moments before his retirement ceremony June 21.

  • The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, Col. Kelly J. Lawler, and USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford C. Cain, present Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf the Superior Civilian Service Award for his 46 years of service to the United States.

    Col. Lawler and Command Sgt. Maj. Cain present Mr. Leykauf his award

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, Col. Kelly J. Lawler, and USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford C. Cain, present Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf the Superior Civilian Service Award for his 46 years of service to the United...

  • Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf receives his retirement pin for his 46 years of service from the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, Col. Kelly J. Lawler.

    Mr. Leykauf recieves his retirement pin from Col. Lawler

    Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf receives his retirement pin for his 46 years of service from the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, Col. Kelly J. Lawler.

  • Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf receives his certificate of retirement June 21 from the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, Col. Kelly J. Lawler, and USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford C. Cain.

    Mr. Leykauf recieves his certificate of retirement

    Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf receives his certificate of retirement June 21 from the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, Col. Kelly J. Lawler, and USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford C. Cain.

  • Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf poses with his immediate and extended family following his retirement ceremony June 21. From left to right -- Sandy Wolf, Andreas Leykauf (son) and his girlfriend Birgit VonBartenwerfer, Christal Leykauf (wife), Stephanie (Leykauf) Laderer, Finley Laderer (grandson), retired Brig. Gen. William Wolf.

    Mr. Leykauf and his extended family

    Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf poses with his immediate and extended family following his retirement ceremony June 21. From left to right -- Sandy Wolf, Andreas Leykauf (son) and his girlfriend Birgit VonBartenwerfer, Christal Leykauf (wife), Stephanie...

ANSBACH, Germany (June 24, 2013) -- Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf ended his service to the United States in a retirement ceremony June 21 at the Storck Barracks' Longbow Lounge.

Leykauf, a German citizen, began his career serving the U.S. as a butcher in the commissary at Storck Barracks in 1967. He ended it 46 years later as the housing manager for Storck Barracks.

As the Storck Barracks Housing Manager, Leykauf helped design the Army's finest and most economically and environmentally friendly housing in Europe and developed more than $34 million in projects that are scheduled to be completed in 2014.

The USAG Ansbach commander, Col. Kelly J. Lawler, and command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford C Cain, presented Leykauf the Superior Civilian Service Award and certificates of retirement and service signed by the Europe Region Director, Kathleen Marin.

Leykauf was also bestowed extra surprises as his daughter Stephanie Laderer, grandson Finley, and close friends retired Brig. Gen. William Wolf and wife Sandy flew in from the United States to attend his ceremony without his knowledge.

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