The CGSC Foundation presented its 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award to Mr. Kenneth Fisher, chairman and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, in a dinner banquet Sept. 17 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Arlington, Va. Foundation Vice Chairman Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John Miller made the official presentation of the award.
Special guest speaker for the evening event was the U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn who gave Fisher great praise for his support for service members and their families, noting his Foundation’s support of benefits for fallen service members’ families during the 2013 government shutdown.
“I will accept this award, but only on behalf of my staff and their work,” Fisher said during his acceptance remarks.
Fisher is the sixth recipient of the Foundation’s leadership award. Previous awardees include the 2012 recipient, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus; the 2011 recipient, retired Gen. Hugh Shelton, the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Ross Perot, the well-known entrepreneur and two-time presidential candidate from Texas, was the 2010 recipient; retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army and President of the Association of the United States Army was the 2009 recipient; and the 2008 recipient, Gen. Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Photos of the event are posted on the Foundation’s facebook page at facebook.com/cgscfoundation.
Click the image below to watch the Mr. Ken Fisher tribute video.