PAF chief awarded US Legion of Merit

Published March 13, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman being awarded Legion of Merit award by Lieutenant General Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Commander of US Air force Central Command, during a ceremony at the PAF headquarters on Monday.—PPI
ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman being awarded Legion of Merit award by Lieutenant General Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Commander of US Air force Central Command, during a ceremony at the PAF headquarters on Monday.—PPI

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has been awarded with the United States Legion of Merit, the highest military award of the US armed forces awarded to any foreign military official. The award was presented by Commander of the US Air Forces Central Command Lt Gen Jeffrey L. Harrigian on behalf of US Air Force Chief of the Staff Gen David L. Goldfein at a ceremony held at the Pakistan Air Force headquarters on Monday. Gen Goldfein witnessed the ceremony through video link, according to a press release issued by the PAF media affairs directorate.

The award has been conferred on the air chief in recognition of his brave leadership, sagacity, vision, demonstration of superb resolve and unwavering dedication to the global war on terrorism and above all extraordinary efforts to ensure regional as well as global peace and stability. The award is also an acknowledgment of his personal efforts, which enhanced mutual cooperation and relations between the two air forces.

Gen Goldfein lauded ACM Aman’s strong commitment in the fight against terrorism and tireless advocacy for the advancement of PAF capabilities.

Published in Dawn, March 13th, 2018

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