Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Maj. Gen. Jessica Wright Honored with Founders Day award

I take the liberty of repeating the complete article, brief as it is, below:

By BARBARA MILLER, The Patriot-News
January 29, 2010, 2:58PM
For the first time, Lebanon Valley College will honor a member of the military with its annual Founders Day award. Maj. Gen. Jessica L. Wright, commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard based at Fort Indiantown Gap, will receive the award at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 in Miller Chapel.

Wright is responsible for the Pennsylvania’s 19,000 Air and Army National Guard personnel, six state-owned veterans’ homes and programs for the state’s 1.1 million veterans. She was the Army National Guard’s first female aviator, the first woman in the Army to be appointed as a maneuver brigade commander, and in 2005, became Pennsylvania’s first female adjutant general.

By honoring her, the college said it is also recognizing and thanking all members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. The award recognizes individuals whose character and leadership contribute to the enhancement of life in central Pennsylvania.

LVC to honor Maj. Gen. Jessica Wright with Founders Day award

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