'Duty, Honor, Country' - Army recognizes outstanding junior officers

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
April 4, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The Department of the Army announced in March that two U.S. Army Europe Soldiers were selected for the Army-level 2010 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

The recipients are:

“This award serves as recognition, from their leaders and mentors, of their proven leadership ability,” said Maj. Gen. David S. Elmo, the USAREUR Deputy Chief of Staff for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs. “It will also serve as a visible reminder, of a standard in the true sense of the word, for them to look up to for the rest of their lives.”

This is a significant recognition for Siebert and Meegan because of the Army’s overseas engagements and large number of deserving nominees, said Elmo, who received the award in 1991.

“The MacArthur Leadership Award will give the recipients a great deal of credibility among those who understand leadership, both inside and outside the military,” said Garrett Knoche, chief of military awards for USAREUR G1, the command's theater-level human resources provider. “It sets them apart from the crowd and says they’re among the best of the best.”

The Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards Program was introduced in 1987 to recognize company-grade and junior warrant officers who demonstrate MacArthur’s ideals of “Duty, Honor, Country,” and have a proven record of extraordinary performance, leadership and achievement.

For more information, visit this website: http://www.armyg1.army.mil/macarthur/