The Honorable Stanley R. Resor Receives Thayer Award

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As a distinguished public servant and government leader, the Honorable Stanley R. Resor has rendered a lifetime of outstanding service to the United States and its citizens. Throughout his years in increasingly responsible positions o{ leadership, he has exemplified the ideals of West Point expressed in the motto, “Duty, Honor, Country.”

Stanley R. Resor’s life and accomplishments have been closely interrelated with the United States government and especially with the United States Army. Starting with his early seeking and earning an Army reserve officer’s commission, and continuing through his distinguished and valorous conduct on the battlefield in World War II, his courageous leadership as Secretary of the Army during the divisive period of the Viet Nam conflict, his five years as US Ambassador and head of the United States Delegabon to the Mutual Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations, and finally as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Stanley R. Resor. demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to the welfare of his country and its Army and a combination of selflessness and personal integrity which are in the finest traditions of civilian and military service to our nation.

Through his devotion to public service, Stanley R. Resor has made a significant and lasting contribution to the well-being and security of the United States. His response to the call of duty and his willingness to serve when needed symbolize and reflect the values expressed in the West Point motto. Accordingly, the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy hereby confers the 1984 Sylvanus Thayer Award on Stanley R. Resor.

Thayer Award

Since 1958, the West Point Association of Graduates has presented the SYLVANUS THAYER AWARD to an outstanding citizen of the United States whose service and accomplishments in the national interest exemplify personal devotion to the ideals expressed in the West Point motto, “DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY.”
The Sylvanus Thayer Award is funded by a generous endowment from E. Doug Kenna ’45 and his wife, Jean.

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