“Duty, Honor, Country - those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”
-General MacArthur’s Thayer Award Speech
On May 24, Chief of Staff of the Army, General Ray Odierno will present 28 U.S. Army Officers with the prestigious General MacArthur Leadership Award. This award recognizes company grade officers who demonstrate the ideals for which General MacArthur stood – duty, honor, country. The award also promotes and sustains effective junior officer leadership in the Army.