Photo Credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse Awalt, CJTF-HOA
Brig. Gen. Chris Leins (left), Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa deputy commander, presents Sgt. Maj. Samuel Stoner with the Legion of Merit Medal, July 21, 2009, for exceptionally meritorious service during his 40-year military career. Stoner was deployed for more than 11 months to Djibouti as the joint intelligence chief and senior enlisted advisor.