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Posted 9/4/2013

Release no. 13-098


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Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

Vicksburg, Miss… Dennis Ward, a contract representative at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office, recently received a Secretary of Defense Global War on Terrorism Medal, a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and the NATO-5 Medal at the Vicksburg District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony.

Ward received the medals and Commander’s Award for his support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as a construction representative in support of construction efforts and execution of more than 28 projects totaling $360 million for the Afghanistan National Security Forces Program.

He began his career with the Vicksburg District in 2002 as a contract representative with the Sardis Lake Field Office.

Ward, a native of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, is a graduate of West High School, Excelsior Springs, and completed electrical technology training with the U.S. Air Force while he was on active duty from 1983-1992.

He is married to Mercedes Ward and they are the parents of a daughter. He is the son of Ella Jean Ward and the late J.R. Ward of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.