USAREUR Officers awarded MacArthur Leadership Award

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
May 23, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, recognized two U.S. Army Europe Soldiers May 19 during the Army-level 2010 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington.

Capt. James R. Siebert of B Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and 1st Lt. Daniel M. Meegan of D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Joint Multinational Readiness Center were among 28 officers from across the Army who each received a 15-pound bronze bust replica of Gen. MacArthur.

"General MacArthur was a tremendous athlete, scholar, leader and Soldier. He's legendary and to have your name mentioned in the same sentence as his says a great deal about you," said Dempsey as he addressed the awardees, according to an Army release.

The GDMLA 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 on the GDMLA program, follow this link: http://www.armyg1.army.mil/macarthur/default.asp