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Remarks by The American Soldier

Upon receiving the Sylvanus Thayer Award
West Point - October 3, 2002

Superintendent LTG William J. Lennox, Jr. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Jack L. Tilley (right), and Cadet First Captain Ricardo A. Turner inspect the Corps of Cadets during the Thayer Award Ceremony.

[USMA/John Pellino]

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki shaking hands with Medal of Honor recipient George C. Lang while Medal of Honor recipient Walter J. Marm, Jr., looks on at the Thayer Award Review.

Chairman and CEO of the Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy Tom Dyer makes the dedication of the Thayer Award to The American Soldier in the Cadet Mess Hall. Department of the Army NCO of the Year SFC Jeffery Stitzel, an infantryman with the Old Guard at Ft. Myer, VA, and Soldier of the Year SPC Justin Brown, a measurement and diagnostics specialist from Baumholder, Germany, assisted in the dedication of the award.

Former Chief of Staff of the Army General (Retired) Gordon Sullivan provided remarks and introduced members of the Old Guard prior to their tattoo and salute to The American Soldier.

Speech:  Chief of Staff of the Army GEN Eric K. Shinseki


Speech:  Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley speech


Former Chief of Staff of the Army GEN (Retired) Gordon Sullivan