2009 - Maj. Gen. Craig Bambrough, USAR Ret. 

The 2008 Major General James Earl Rudder Medal was awarded to Major General Craig Bambrough, United States Army Reserve, for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Association of the United States Army’s goal of a seamless and component-integrated Army.

Commissioned a second lieutenant of Field Artillery following Officer Candidate School, Major General Bambrough served his nation and the Total Army for more than 30 years with the distinction and devotion of a true Soldier.

Over the course of his career, Major General Bambrough worked tirelessly to enhance the rapport between the reserve components and the active force in a joint environment.

As the commander of the 70th Regional Support Command, Fort Lawton, Washington, he commanded all Army Reserve Units in the northwest United States. In this position, and as a brigadier general, he was selected by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen to serve on the Reserve Forces Policy Board, the principal policy adviser to the Secretary of Defense on reserve component matters.

General Bambrough continues his service to the Army Reserve and Total Force by mentoring junior officers and lending his expertise to Reserve training exercises. Even as a retired officer, he is known as an exemplary leader, mentor and trainer.

In appreciation of his outstanding, innovative and dedicated service, the Association of the United States Army proudly presented the Major General James Earl Rudder Medal to Major General Craig Bambrough on the sixth day of October, two thousand eight.