Lt. Gen. John R. Vines
Lieutenant General Vines' awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge (with Bronze Service Star), Pathfinder Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He has commanded paratroopers in combat in three separate conflicts.

"I must tell you that I believe that the heroic efforts of our men and women in Iraq have helped contribute to the relative peace and security that we enjoy back in the United States, and I believe it's because of the efforts of the men and women here, as well as our security forces back in the United States that can be directly attributable to that peace that we do enjoy at home."

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