Colonel Anita Elizabeth Deason
Colonel Deason, Little Rock, U.S. Army. Awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Arkansas National Guard Distinguished Service Medal, the Arkansas National Guard Exceptional Service Medal, and the Arkansas National Guard Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster.
Colonel Deason was awarded the Legion Of Merit on 13 February, 2013. The narrative reads as follows: For exceptionally meritorious service in positions of increasing responsibility, culminating as J1, Joint Force Headquarters, Arkansas Army National Guard. Through your outstanding leadership, demonstrated excellence and professionalism, you contributed immeasurably to the successful mission accomplished of the United States Army. You're selfless service and patriotism has been the Cornerstone of your outstanding military career. Your dedication to duty and Devotion to soldiers during the past 32 years exemplify the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon yourself, the Arkansas Army National Guard, and United States Army.
Colonel Deason was awarded the Arkansas Exceptional Service Medal on 6 September, 2014. The narrative reads as follows: In recognition for her induction into the Arkansas Army National Guard, Officers Candidate School, Hall of Fame. Through her dedication to duty, personal example and extreme professionalism, Colonel decent distinguished herself as the best of what the officer candidate School strives to produce. Colonel decent career accomplishments are an example for all officers and soldiers to emulate. Her induction to the OCS Hall of Fame will continually serve as a beacon for all who aspire to leadership in the Arkansas Army National Guard and is in keeping with the highest and most notable traditions in the United States Army
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