WASHINGTON (May 17, 2017) -- The newest civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) was invested during a ceremony conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Pentagon.

Lynn Londen was selected by Acting Secretary of the Army Robert M. Speer to represent Arizona (North).

"It is a great honor to be asked to help serve our men and women in uniform. I look forward to telling the Army story to those in my community, reminding and informing Arizonans of the great sacrifice made by our military men and women and the important work they do across the globe on our behalf."

CASA are a vital part of the Army, promoting good relations between the Army and the public and advising the Secretary on regional issues.

"Ms. Londen will do a great job telling the Army story and assisting the men and women that serve this great nation," said Speer.

Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASA appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASA are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.

Currently, Londen is CEO of Londen Media Group which owns AZTV, the last locally owned television station in the area. She has had a distinguished career in real estate and insurance, and she now serves on several boards and is heavily involved with nonprofits and ministries focused primarily on children, military/veterans and encouraging entrepreneurship.

CASA serve a two-year term without compensation. Terms may be extended to a total of 10 years of service. The Secretary may recognize a civilian aide with as a CASA emeritus after 10 years of distinguished service.

Photos of the investiture are available at https://flickr.com/photos/75864642@N07/sets/72157680797907814