Eighth Army recognizes MacArthur Award nominees
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Eight commissioned officers and two warrant officers from each unit of the Eighth Army who exemplified duty, honor and country were recognized and nominated as the winners of the 2012 General MacArthur Leadership Award Dec. 14 in the Van Fleet Room at Eighth Army Headquarters here.
The nominees are recognized for showing and demonstrating MacArthur’s creed of duty, honor and country in each of their areas as commanders.
These young military leaders are selected for their contributions and accomplishments.
Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General of Sustainment Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry Congratulated these young leaders on their performance and presented them the awards.
“As General MacArthur stated years ago, ‘You now face a new world, a world of change, and through all this welter of change and development, your mission remains fixed, determined, and inviolable; it is to win our wars.’ Your actions and leadership are a cut above the rest,” said Gentry.
Each nominee received a personalized copy of the DVD titled “MacArthur,” signed by Eighth Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John. D. Johnson. Each nominee also received letter of commendation, signed by Johnson, that congratulated them on their outstanding performance.
The commissioned and warrant officers who received the honor of representing Eighth Army at the Department of the Army level competition are Capt. Andrew C. Webb, the commander of Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bradford Hudgins, 6th Battery, 52th Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.
"It’s extremely lucky to work in a great company where we got to do a lot of great training. We trained a lot, and we continue to train a lot. And that’s the bottom line," Webb said. "Eleven years from West Point to today, we certainly have a duty here in this country to be prepared and to make sure that our Soldiers are prepared for anything. Here you only do that one way and that’s hard training and empowering true leaders. I was fortunate to be in a command that allowed me to do that where I had NCOs who have taken initiative and made it happen."
The General MacArthur Leadership Award was established in 1986 by the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation to promote and sustain effective company grade officer leadership in the Army. Duty, honor and country were the three qualities that MacArthur stood for.
The 2012 General Douglas MacArthur Award nominees were:
Capt. Julie A. Campbell, 25th Transportation Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
Capt. Cameron S. Craig, 6th Battery, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
Capt. Benjamin M. Hirsch, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United Nations Command Honor Guard, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Eighth Army
Capt. Lee C. Humphrey, 6th Battery, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
Capt. Andrew C. Webb, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Capt. Juana Y. Carroll, 563rd Medical Logistics Company, 65th Medical Command
1st Lt. Li Xu, Theater Air Naval Ground Operations Security Force, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Eighth Army
1st Lt. Sunnie Lee, 568th Medical Logistics Company, 65th Medical Command
Chief Warrant Officer Two Bradford Hudgins Jr, 6th Battery, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
Chief Warrant Officer Two William C. Warren, 4-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division