The Larry Strickland memorial Fund and Scholarship
SGM Larry L. Strickland served in the Army for 30 years. He was serving as sergeant major to the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel when he became a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
Family and friends of SGM Strickland instituted a memorial scholarship fund and leadership award program in 2003. The Association of the U.S. Army will administer the fund.
Larry Strickland Leadership Award and Scholarship
Awarded annually to a noncommissioned officer who best exemplifies the Army’s vision and influences others in shaping future leaders while practicing excellent stewardship of the nation’s most precious resource - our soldiers.
Each recipient will receive a bronze eagle and $4,000 to assist in covering the costs of an education that tuition assistance does not pay, such as instructional fees, laboratory fees and books.His or her name also will be engraved on a permanent plaque at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.
AUSA thanks ASM Research for their generous financial contribution to the Larry Strickland Leadership Scholarship Program.
The award is presented annually at the Sergeant Major of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier Forum at AUSA’s Annual Meeting.
2015 - SFC Stuart Sword: 1SG Roger Hankins
2014 - CSM Bellinger; SFC Brain McClanahan
2013 - SFC Rodney Harris, CSM Ronald E. Johnson
2012 - SFC Jesus Serrano, SGM Michael Thompson, MSG Jean-Hubert Cadet.
2011 - CSM Kevin B. Stuart, CSM Tedd J. Pritchard, MSG Damon Draught.
2010 - 1SG Dana Jackson ; SGM Charles Kersey; SSG Ronald Carrion.
2009 - SGM Thomas S. Gills; 1SG John D. Gutierrez; SFC Lumanai M. Snow
2008 - 1SG Patricia A. Obey, SFC Lonnie Powell Jr, SFC Pleshette D. Greggs
2007 - SGM Eric Willis, SGM John Heinrichs & 1SG Ava Bonds
2006 - CSM David S. Davenport, 1SG Gilbert Sutton, Jr. & 1SG Judith Jones
2005 - CMD Sgt. Maj. Dave Bruner.
2004 - SGM David J. Litteral.
2003 - SGM Stephen E. Spadaro.