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Crawford Receives Charles Dick Medal of Merit

Sue CrawfordSue Crawford, PhD, professor of political science and international relations at Creighton University, and Nebraska state senator, received the prestigious 2016 Charles Dick Medal of Merit by the National Guard Association of the United States on Oct. 26 at the National Guard Association of Nebraska’s Annual Leadership Dinner in Lincoln.

The Charles Dick Medal of Merit was established in 1988 to recognize exceptional contributions to the National Guard by elected representatives. Honorees can serve at the state or federal level. Of the seven elected officials across the country who have been awarded the Medal of Merit this year, Crawford is the only state legislator. The other recipients include four state governors, a territorial governor and a U.S. senator.

Major General Daryl Bohac, Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard, nominated Crawford for the honor. “Senator Crawford has been one of the Nebraska National Guard’s staunchest supporters,” he said. “She exhibits an uncompromising commitment to ensuring the highest quality of life for our Soldiers, Airmen and Veterans.”

In her four years in the Unicameral, Crawford has introduced and successfully championed numerous legislative policies impacting military members, veterans and their families.

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