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Currahee civilian and military awards ceremony

curraheeFort Campbell, KY.  The Home of the Screaming EaglesFORT CAMPBELL – The 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahee), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will recognize several outstanding individuals for their leadership and service to the unit in an awards ceremony at Wilson Theater Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

This ceremony will recognize select individuals with three specific U.S. Army Forces Command-level awards. These awards include the Maj. Gen. Aubrey “Red” Newman leadership award, Audie Murphy leadership award and the Dr. Mary E. Walker volunteer award.

Newman was the author of the column, “Front and Center,” published in Army Magazine from 1966 to 1988; wrote three books on leadership; and is portrayed in the print “Follow Me,” which depicts him leading his troops onto Leyte beach during World War II. The Newman award recognizes demonstrated excellence in mentoring, developing and counseling subordinates.

The Audie Murphy leadership award, named after America’s most decorated Soldier, is a reward for Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) whose leadership achievements and performance merit special recognition. This award is a means of recognizing those NCOs who have contributed significantly to the development of a professional NCO Corps and a combat ready Army. Award recipients exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development and welfare of soldiers and concern for families of soldiers.

The Walker award, named after the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor, is a reward for Army spouses whose achievements and performance merit special recognition. This award is a means of recognizing those who have contributed significantly to the quality of life of Soldiers and their families.

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