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General Creighton W. Abrams Medal

Description

The GENERAL CREIGHTON W. ABRAMS MEDAL is awarded annually to the individual, not necessarily a member of AUSA, or organization contributing most to the advancement of the United States Army during the period ending each 30 June.  Award will not be made to a nominee whose only contribution was incident to his/her assigned duties as a uniformed member or as a civilian employee of the Army.  Award may be made to a uniformed nominee whose contribution to the U.S. Army is significant and above and beyond the outstanding performance normally associated with his/her assigned duties.  Originally known as the President's Medal for Service to the U.S. Army, it was renamed in honor of General Abrams in 1975.

Criteria

  1. Awarded annually to the individual or organization contributing most significantly to the advancement of the United States Army into the current calendar year.
  2. Award will not be made to a nominee whose only contribution was incident to assigned duties as a uniformed member or civilian employee of the Army.
  3. Elected or appointed Federal Government Officials (except Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army who have served multiple terms) are deferred from consideration to receive the award while in office.
  4. Members of the AUSA Council of Trustees are deferred from consideration to receive the award while serving as a Trustee.
  5. There is no requirement that those nominated or selected be members of the Association.
  6. Candidate must be present to accept the award at the Association’s Annual Meeting.

Previous Recipients

1965 Mr. Chris P. Fox
1966 Dr. Novice G. Fawcett
1967 Mr. Marshall D. Hamilton
1968 Mr. Charles S. Stevenson
1969 Mrs. Mary G. Roebling
1970 Mr. John D. Montgomery
1971 Mr. Roy J. Smith
1972 Mrs. Lois Braymes
1973 Dr. Lee Sherman Dreyfus
1974 Mr. James E. Roche
1975 Dr. John T. Bonner, Jr.
1976 GEN George H. Decker
1977 Honorable John Slezak
1978 No Award
1979 Mr. Frank Mayborn
1980 GEN William E. DePuy
1981 Mr. William B. French
1982 Mr. William A. Reich
1983 Mr. Henry H. Young
1984 Mr. John D. Bellinger
1985 Mr. Maynard R. Ashworth
1986 No Award
1987 Mrs. Wanda Latham Reaves
1988 Mr. Fred C. Bramlage
1989 Mr. G. Duncan Bauman
1990 Mr. Bernard W. Abrams
1991 Mr. Frederick W. Heckman
1992 Mr. Louis H. Stumberg
1993 Mrs. Mary Louise Austin
1994 Mr. John B. Mahaffey
1995 Mr. William W. Paty, Jr.
1996  Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Fisher
1997  Mr. Merrill H. Werts
1998  Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose
1999  Honorable Ike Skelton
2000  Senator Ted Stevens
2001  Senator Max Cleland
2002  Senator Daniel K. Inouye
2003  LTG Richard J. Seitz
2004  GEN Frederick J. Kroesen
2005  The Army Arlington Ladies
2006  LTG Richard G. Trefry
2007 LTG Robert Arter
2008 MG John A. Hemphill
2009 LTG Robert H. Forman
2010 MG Carl McNair
2011 LTG Donald W. Jones
2012 MG Frederic J. Raymond
2013 GEN Louis C. Wagner
2014 LTG Arthur J. Gregg
2015 GEN William F. Kernan
2016LTG Claude M. "Mick" Kicklighter
2017General Eric K. Shinseki
2018Thomas J. Ridge