WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today was awarded the U.S. Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service. It is the highest award that the Secretary of the Army can grant to a private citizen and recognizes distinguished civilian service. The award was presented on behalf of Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this award,” Inhofe said. “I’m proud to represent the men and women in the U.S. Army, and I am committed to maintaining and sustaining the greatest army in the world. This includes advocating for increased defense funding, growing the force, modernizing aging equipment, and improving our Army’s readiness to meet the global challenges our country faces today. My sincere thanks to the Army as well as to Secretary Fanning for this award and his friendship over the last year.”
Inhofe has served on both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for the past thirty years, beginning in 1987, and has been the co-chair of the House and Senate Army Caucus.