On Wednesday, May 23, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno will present Outstanding Civilian Service Awards during a program honoring those who have passionately supported the U.S. Army. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will receive one of the distinct honors.
The citation that will be presented to Harbaugh by Gen. Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, will read:
“For outstanding service to the United States Army, Soldiers, families, veterans and military communities. Your visit to Iraq and your initiatives to show thanks to service members for their service through appreciation days, opportunities to attend Baltimore Ravens practices and games and to meet team members have improved morale and created a sense of pride and appreciation among our servicemen and women. Through your visits to military installations, you have increased morale, inspired leadership and created a mutual sense of respect and appreciation between the U.S. Army and the National Football League. Your voluntary efforts to purchase, package and send care packages around the world have had direct, positive impacts on our deployed Soldiers living in austere conditions. Your selfless, outstanding contributions have improved the health and readiness of the United States Army.”