The Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees has announced the names of the 2013 national AUSA award recipients as recommended to the council by the Association’s awards committee.
The awards will be presented at the opening session of the Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, Monday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m., in the main ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital with one exception.
The Dixon Award, presented to a member of the defense industry, will be presented at the AUSA Sustaining Member Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 23, the last day of the three-day professional development forum.
As previously announced, the George Catlett Marshall Medal for selfless service to the United States of America, will be awarded to Robert M. Gates, a former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, at the Marshall dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 23, where Gates will be the speaker.
2013 AUSA National Award Recipients
Gen. Creighton W. Abrams Medal for exceptional service to the United States Army is awarded to Gen. Louis C. Wagner Jr., USA, Ret., a former commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command and a current AUSA senior fellow with the Association’s Institute of Land Warfare.
Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Medal for outstanding contributions to the Association of the United States Army is awarded to Col. David A. Beckner, USA, Ret., immediate past president of AUSA’s Stuttgart Chapter, serving as the lynchpin of this chapter for over two decades.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army William O. Bainbridge Medal for exceptional service to the Noncommissioned Officer Corps is awarded to Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew McFowler, USA, Ret., for his 35 years of outstanding service in leading, training and mentoring soldiers and supporting their families.
Lt. Gen. Raymond McLain Medal for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Association of the United States Army’s goal of a seamless and component-oriented Army is awarded to Brig. Gen. Richard S. Miller, IN ARNG, Ret., for his over 35 years of service, retiring as the deputy commanding general for training, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard.
Maj. Gen. Earl Rudder Medal for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Association of the United States Army’s goal of a seamless and component-oriented Army is awarded to Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Gibbens, USAR, Ret., who after 35 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, is the AUSA Second Region’s vice president and Indiana state president, Indiana Chapter president, and a member of the Association’s Reserve Component Advisory Committee.
The Joseph P. Cribbins Medal for exemplary service to the United States Army is awarded to Scott J. Davis, Department of the Army civilian, who is serving as the program executive officer, Ground Combat Systems, Tank Automotive Command Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Mich.
John W. Dixon award is for outstanding contributions to national defense by a member of the industrial community is presented to Linda P. Hudson, president and CEO, BAE Systems, Inc., for supporting the needs of soldiers as a key partner to the U.S. Army.
The Volunteer Family of the Year award is presented to the 1st Sgt. Tommy Flores Family, for their exemplary volunteer service to the Fort Bliss, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla., military and civilian communities.
The National Service Award, created this year by the Association, is awarded to the PentFed Foundation for its exemplary service and demonstrated enduring support to the American soldier and the United States Army Community.