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APSU to hold CSM Darol Walker Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 28th

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Colonel Rob Salome, garrison commander at Fort Campbell, will visit Austin Peay State University at 8:00am on April 28th to help recognize an outstanding APSU ROTC cadet during the annual CSM Darol Walker Award Ceremony and Breakfast.

Jack B. Turner established the award several years ago in honor of Darol Walker, retired vice president of Jack B. Turner and Associates Inc. in Clarksville and retired command sergeant major in the U.S. Army.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)
The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The award recognizes Walker’s efforts in support of the military and the local community.

A distinguished veteran, Walker is a 1991 graduate of Leadership Clarksville and served as co-chair of the Military Affairs Committee of the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, he has served in several leadership positions in various community organizations, including past president of both the Clarksville Rotary Club and the Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity.

Colonel Salome is a graduate of the US Army Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Bradley Leaders Course, Master Fitness Trainer, Expert Infantryman Badge, Summer/Winter Military Mountaineering Course, the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (three awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Army Commendation and Army Achievement Medals. He earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

For more information, contact the APSU Alumni Relations Office at 931.221.7220 or alumni@apsu.edu


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