Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award by the Honorable Robert M. Speer, Acting Secretary of the United States Army.

“I thank Acting Secretary Speer for this tremendous honor,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “As the proud representative of Fort Drum, I am grateful for the opportunity to support our men and women in uniform and will continue to work in Congress on policies that strengthen our defense and achieve our national security goals.”

The Distinguished Civilian Service Award is the highest recognition that the Department of Defense can give. It is presented to a small number of civilian employees whose careers reflect exceptional devotion to duty and significant contributions of broad scope in policy, scientific, technical or administrative fields that increase effectiveness and efficiency.