Army Recognizes 5 Outstanding Civilians
October 12, 2012
WASHINGTON - - Five Outstanding Civilian Service Awards were presented by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno during a special performance of "Twilight Tattoo" at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Oct. 11, 2012.
The U.S. Army Military District of Washington production was open to the public and combines the precision and discipline of 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldiers with the orchestral sounds of The U.S. Army Band.
Honored were Bonnie Carroll, president and founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors; Steve Dunning, co-director of NBC Universal's Veterans Network and a member of the Got Your 6 Campaign Steering Committee; Mike Conklin, for his work through the Sentinels of Freedom program providing Wounded Warriors and their Families scholarships; David Feherty, co-founder of Feherty's Troops First Foundation and Dr. Edmund C. Tramont, a clinical researcher with Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health.
"I grew up around Valley Forge, and as a kid I always would think of the sacrifice members of the military have endured over the years so all of us can live free lives," said Dunning. "This award is such an honor. If there is one thing I would like to tell every American, if I could, it would be to take time and honor the military members and their families for all that they do for us."
The Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award Medal is the third highest honor within the Department of the Army civilian awards scheme and is presented to civilians for service that makes a substantial contribution to the Army and its Soldiers.