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CPT Nick Dockery '11 Nininger Award Recipient2017 NININGER AWARD Recipient Announcement

West Point, NY: The West Point Association of Graduates is pleased to announce that Captain Nicholas “Nick” Dockery, Class of 2011, has been selected to receive the 2017 Alexander Nininger Award for Valor at Arms. The award will be presented on September 28, 2017, at West Point, New York.

Dockery graduated from West Point in 2011 and calls Indianapolis, Indiana his hometown. He is currently an Infantry officer attending the Special Forces Qualification Course at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the Special Operations Center of Excellence, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Meritorious Unit Commendation with oak leaf cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

In 2012, Captain Dockery deployed as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Light), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado to Kunar Province, Afghanistan. As a member of Task Force Lethal Warrior, Captain Dockery trained and worked with Afghan National Security Forces in the Dewegal Valley and Chowkay District. In September, Captain Dockery’s unit was reassigned to the Tagab District in Kapisa Province to work under Task Force War Eagle alongside the French Military. In October, Captain Dockery was wounded in a direct fire engagement from hand grenades and rocket propelled grenades. Captain Dockery stayed in country and finished the deployment as a Platoon Leader.