Senator Tom Wright Receives Distinguished Service Award from National Guard Association of Florida

By  //  August 27, 2020

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Wright is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and Space

Senator Tom Wright, right, accepted the Major General Ronald O. Harrison Distinguished Service Award from the National Guard Association of Florida. Above, Colonel (Ret) Ronald G. Corey, left, presents the award to Wright.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Senator Tom Wright (R-New Smyrna Beach) accepted the Major General Ronald O. Harrison Distinguished Service Award from the National Guard Association of Florida.

This award is presented annually to an individual who has offered exceptionally outstanding service and contributions over an extended period of time to the Florida Army or Air National Guard.

According to their website, “The Ronald O Harrison award was created in 2003 to honor MG Ronald O. Harrison who was named the Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard March 1, 1992, and lead it until he retired November 3, 2001.”

Wright is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and Space. He also serves on the Florida Defense Support Task Force, Veterans Foundation of Florida, and Halifax Urban Ministries, which oversees the Barracks of Hope that provides transitional housing to Veterans who have struggled with homelessness, addiction, and mental health.

Left to Right:  Carolyn Smith, Colonel (Ret) Ronald G. Corey, Senator Tom A Wright, Edward A. Kalakauskis (ISG RET).

“Through the years my wife Cindy and I have personally devoted our time and resources to give back to those who have given so much to secure the freedom we enjoy each day,” said Wright.

“It was an honor to be recognized by the National Guard Association of Florida and to receive this award standing among our local veterans who continue to serve their communities and inspire me each day to never give up advocating for them at the local, state and national levels.”

The presenters were retired Col. Ronald G. Corey, Executive Director of the National Guard Association of Florida; Carolyn Smith; and Edward A. Kalakauskis (ISG RET), who is with the Enlisted National Guard Association of Florida.

Attendees were members of the Veteran community and their support organizations.

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Cindy Wright and Senator Tom Wright.

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