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15 Sep 08. Maj. Gen. John A. Hemphill, USA, Ret., is this year’s recipient of the Association of the United States Army’s Gen. Creighton W. Abrams Medal for exceptional service to the Army. Hemphill graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1951 and served as a rifle company commander and battalion staff officer in the Korean War, where he earned the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal for Valor, two Purple Hearts and the Republic of Korea’s Chung Mu Distinguished Service Medal. Continuing service through two tours in Vietnam, he earned two Silver Stars, two additional Bronze Star Medals for Valor and a third Purple Heart.
16 Sep 08. Col. Michael T. Plummer, USA, Ret., will receive the Maj. Gen. Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Medal for outstanding contributions to the Association of the United States Army at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Plummer, a member of AUSA’s Northern New York – Fort Drum Chapter, created the “Adopt-A-Platoon” program where soldiers and their units are joined with local civilian organizations, school classes, office groups, businesses, churches and civic organizations that support the Army. Started when 10th Mountain Division troops deployed to Haiti, the program has continued as soldiers have served in places such as Bosnia, the Sinai, Afghanistan and Iraq.
17 Sep 08. The chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Company will be recognized with the Association of the United States Army’s John W. Dixon Award for outstanding contributions to national defense by a member of the industrial community. William H. Swanson has been with Raytheon for more than 35 years and has held a wide range of leadership positions within the company. As president, he was responsible for Raytheon’s government and defense operations that included the four strategic areas of missile defense: precision engagement, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and homeland security. He has also held the positions of manufacturing manager of the company’s equipment division, senior vice president and general manager of the missile systems division, general manager of Raytheon Electronic Systems and president of electronic systems before becoming chairman and chief executive officer. Under his leadership, Swanson has supported AUSA worldwide, including AUSA’s First Region and its 22 chapters.
18 Sep 08. Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II, adjutant general for the state of California, will receive the Association of the United States Army’s Lt. Gen. Raymond S. McLain Medal at this year’s AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition.
The McLain Medal is given for outstanding contributions to AUSA’s goal of a seamless and component-integrated Army, and Wade is being recognized for his career as a citizen-soldier with the National Guard. As California’s adjutant general, Wade commands the largest and most tasked National Guard force – 18,000 Army guard soldiers and 4,900 Air National Guard airmen — in the United States.
Under his leadership, the California National Guard has mobilized more than 26,000 guardsmen to support a broad range of natural and man-made disasters at home and combat missions overseas. Wade developed the “Civil Support Task List” to ensure there are clear and measurable standards for the support of civil authority missions, such as the California wildfires and Hurricane Katrina, which resulted in successful integration of active and reserve components during emergencies.
17 Sep 08. Clarion Events Limited has expanded its defence portfolio with the acquisition of two world leading events for the international undersea defence community. The shows, UDT Europe and UDT Asia Pacific, have been purchased from Nexus Business Media Limited for an undisclosed sum. Both events comprise a conference and exhibition, bringing together key naval decision makers, defence scientist