CSA honors civilian leaders for their outstanding service to Soldiers and their families

By Staff Sgt. Teddy WadeNovember 30, 2011

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, center, stands next to awardees of The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. From left, Tom Watson, Chuck Deleot, Mike Girimont, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Rick Kell, Butch Harmon, Spike Smith and retired Gen. William F. "Buck" Kernan.
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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Rick Kell, Executive Director of Troops First Foundation, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. Kell is the creator of Operation Proper Exit.
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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Butch Harmon, PGA Golf Instructor, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. Harmon is a contributor to Troops First Foundation and the sponsor of Harmon's Heroes.
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Butch Harmon, PGA Golf Instructor, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. Harmon is a contributor to Troops First Foundation and the sponsor of Harmon's Heroes. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Tom Watson, PGA Professional Golfer, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. Watson is a contributor and a member of the advisory board at the Troops First Foundation. Watson was the number one player in the World according to McCormack's World Golf Rankings from 1978 until 1982.
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Tom Watson, PGA Professional Golfer, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. Watson is a contributor and a member of the advisory board at the Troops First Foundation. Watson was the number one player in the World according to McCormack's World Golf Rankings from 1978 until 1982. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Spike Smith, Founder of the Patriot Foundation, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. The Patriot Foundation provides support to the families of Soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Special Operations, the Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, and the Ft. Bragg Survivor Outreach Services.
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Spike Smith, Founder of the Patriot Foundation, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. The Patriot Foundation provides support to the families of Soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Special Operations, the Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, and the Ft. Bragg Survivor Outreach Services. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Chuck Deleot, President of the Patriot Foundation, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. Deleot is a retired Naval Reserve Captain, and he leads the Patriot Foundation which provides hundreds of merit-based scholarships to children of Soldiers killed in action or wounded.
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Chuck Deleot, President of the Patriot Foundation, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011. Deleot is a retired Naval Reserve Captain, and he leads the Patriot Foundation which provides hundreds of merit-based scholarships to children of Soldiers killed in action or wounded. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade) VIEW ORIGINAL
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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to Mike Girimont, Board Member of the Patriot Foundation, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011.
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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal to retired Gen. William F. "Buck" Kernan, Board Member Patriot Foundation, during an award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. Nov. 29, 2011.
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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno hosts a ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, D.C. to present Outstanding Civilian Service Medals to different civilian leaders for their outstanding service to Soldiers and their families Nov. 29, 2011.
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