The National Defense Briefing Series (NDBS) announced that Vice Chairman of Hillwood Management and Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for North Texas (CASA), Darcy Anderson ’78, has been selected as the esteemed recipient of the 2024 Congressman Sam Johnson Defender of Freedom Award. This prestigious honor will be formally presented to him at a January 20, 2024, ceremony at Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club in Fairview, Texas, at 6:00 p.m.
The Congressman Sam Johnson Defender of Freedom Award is an annual accolade bestowed upon a business leader who has exhibited a lifetime of service, embodying the ideals of patriotism, leadership, and selfless service. These principles were personified by Congressman (Colonel, USAF) Sam Johnson, who devoted nearly 60 years of his life serving his country, including seven challenging years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
In addition to his distinguished military service, Mr. Anderson, a proud West Point graduate, continues to uphold these values as the Vice Chairman of Hillwood Management and as a CASA for North Texas. His consistent and invaluable contributions have fortified our nation’s defense and provided unwavering support to those who “stand in the gap” for our collective security and peace.