The 2007 Major General Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Medal was awarded to Edward D. Dauksz for his outstanding contributions to the Association of the United States Army.
Ed Dauksz, a retired Marine Corps officer, has for more than two decades served AUSA and the Association’s George Washington Chapter with uncommon zeal, enthusiasm, creativity and compassion.
As a member of the chapter’s executive committee and most recently as president, Ed Dauksz has placed support for soldiers and their families—active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve—at the top of his priority list.
He is the force behind the programs that assist our wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has been instrumental in helping to raise money to renovate two hospice rooms and to purchase computers for Fisher Houses, to make improvements to a simulator for amputees, and for therapeutic and morale-building computer games for the patients.
Under his leadership, for the past ten years the chapter has conducted an annual golf tournament to fund the scholarship program that has donated more than two hundred thousand dollars for soldiers, family members and ROTC cadets.
With support and cooperation from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the chapter provides Thanksgiving dinners to soldiers protecting the National Capital Region, and the acclaimed trip to Busch Gardens for wounded warriors and their families has now become an annual event.
One of the first chapter leaders to support the Army Ten-Miler in its infancy, Ed Dauksz was a prime mover in making this soldier event the largest ten-mile run in America.
In recognition of his dedicated and dynamic support to AUSA and the Army, the Association of the United States Army proudly presented the Major General Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Medal to Edward Dauksz on the eighth day of October two thousand seven.