"Spirit of Service" Ceremony and Concert | A Celebration of Public Service
May 8, 2014
In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week (May 4-10, 2014), the Department of Defense hosted the "Spirit of Service" Ceremony at the Pentagon honoring 34 outstanding civilian public servants from across the National Capital Region. These individuals display the core qualities of honor, integrity, and excellence in their everyday service to our Nation. This event was hosted by Mr. Michael L. Rhodes, the Director of Administration and Management, with keynote remarks from the Honorable Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.
With all Military and Department of Defense services represented, eight awardees are Army, with three of them from the G-4: Mr. Thomas Jackson has 30 total years of collective Military and Federal service, serving five years in the G-4; Mr. Nelson Williams has 25 years of collective Military and Federal service, serving 10 years in the G-4; and Mr. Jason Trubenbach has 15 years of collective Military and Federal service, serving six years in the G-4.
To conclude the celebration, there was a "Spirit of Service" Reception and a performance by U.S. Army Band - Downrange.
We salute our own! Congratulations to all awardees!