JONES HONORED FOR WORK FOR NATIONAL GUARD

Oct 11, 2017 Issues: Armed Services
JONES HONORED FOR WORK FOR NATIONAL GUARD

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) was honored to receive the National Guard Association of the United States’ (NGAUS) Charles Dick Medal of Merit, presented by Major General Gregory Lusk and NGAUS President Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson (Ret.). This award, established in 1988, recognizes elected representatives at state and national levels for their great contributions to the United States National Guard (USNG).

“I am deeply humbled to receive the Charles Dick Medal of Merit today,” said Congressman Jones. “I am even more humbled to represent the men and women of United States National Guard as a member of Congress on the House Armed Services Committee. I cannot begin to thank our military members enough for their service to this country, but I will continue to do everything in my power to support the needs of the National Guard.”

Please click HERE to watch Congressman Jones receive the Charles Dick Medal of Merit.

Background:
      • This award is named after Major General Charles Dick, who served as a major general in the Ohio National Guard, and went on to serve as president of NGAUS from 1902 to 1909.
      • MG Dick also went on to serve in the United States House of Representatives, and later, United States Senate. During his tenure, MG Dick was responsible for the passage of the Dick Acts of 1903 and 1908, which helped establish the foundation of the modern National Guard.
      • Fellow 2017 recipients of the Charles Dick Medal of Merit include U.S. Representatives Andy Barr (KY-6) and Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2), as well as State Representatives Tim Moore (KY-18) and Wayne Wallingford (MO-27).

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at Allison.tucker@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-3415.

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