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Sergeant Major James Thomas Key | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Sergeant Major James Thomas Key

Sergeant Major Key, deceased, Benton, U.S. Army, Viet Nam. Awards include the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster for exceptionally meritorious combat achievement, and the Army Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters.

On 30 December 1979 Sergeant Major James T. Key was awarded The Legion Of Merit, the narrative reads as follows: For exceptionally meritorious service in consecutive positions as Senior Reenlistment Supervisor, Heidelberg Military Community and the United States Army, Europe Reenlistment Supervisor and Noncommissioned Officer In Charge, Military Procurement Branch, Personnel Actions Directorate, 1st Personnel Command, from February 1977 to December 1979. In this exceedingly responsible position, Sergeant Major Key was the principal advisor to the Commander in Chief, United States Army, Europe for the command reenlistment program. Through his unparalleled leadership and profound understanding of recruiting/retention program management, he had unified and directed an efficient force of more than 220 dedicated reenlistment Noncommissioned Officers to consecutive Department of the army reenlistment awards in fiscal years 1978 and 1979. Sergeant Major Key’s exceptional performance of duty culminates 24 years of dedicated service and reflects the highest credit upon him and the United States Army. 

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