Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces 2014 award recipients
Va. (March 24, 2014) — The Military Officers Association of
America (MOAA) will present
its top awards for 2014 to two members of Congress including the chairman,
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, two organizations and a congressional staff
member for their support of the military community. The ceremony will be held
April 8, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) will receive
the Col. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award. The MOAA Distinguished
Service Award will go to Safeway
Inc. and Mr. Lee R. Anderson, Sr., Chairman of the Board, APi Group, Inc.
Professional congressional staff memberMr.
Steve Robertson will receive the Col. Paul W. Arcari Meritorious Service Award.
MOAA is the
nation’s largest and most influential association of active duty, National
Guard, Reserve, retired, and former military officers and their families and
survivors. The association annually recognizes individuals or organizations
that strongly support servicemembers and their families.
The Col. Arthur T. Marix Congressional
Leadership Award will be given to Sanders and Walz for their leadership in a
range of initiatives across the entire uniformed service community. Marix
founded MOAA in 1929 and served as the association’s first president until
Safeway Inc. and Anderson will each
receive MOAA’s Distinguished Service Award that honors individuals or
organizations that are not members of Congress but have been consistently
strong supporters of national defense and the uniformed services community.
director, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, will be recognized with MOAA’s
Col. Paul W. Arcari Meritorious Service Award for his efforts in support of a
variety of legislation to help servicemembers and military spouses and
survivors. Arcari was MOAA’s director of Government Relations for 14 years,
retiring in 2002.
are privileged to recognize great Americans who support a strong national
defense and can always be counted as friends of those in uniform,” Vice Adm.
Norb Ryan Jr., president of MOAA, said.
MOAA has awarded the Marix and
Distinguished Service awards since 1997. The congressional staff member award
began in 2000. For more information about MOAA, please visit www.moaa.org.