Colonel Christopher Blake Carlile
Colonel Carlile, Paragould, U.S. Army, Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo. Awards include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters for exceptionally meritorious combat achievement, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters.
Colonel Carlile’s Army Distinguished Service Medal narrative reads as follows: “Colonel Christopher B. Carlile distinguished himself through exceptionally meritorious service over a 29 year career in positions of increasing responsibility, culminating as the Special Assistant to the Commanding General, United States Army Materiel Command. His compassionate leadership, unwavering commitment and selfless dedication are exemplified in his enumerable contributions resulting in the enhanced training and readiness of our Army. During this period of unprecedented change within our Army, he played a critical role in supporting our Nation’s warfighters both at home and in support of combat operations in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Provide Comfort, Operation Restore Hope, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Colonel Carlile’s outstanding dedication and devotion to duty are in keeping with our highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon him, the Army Material Command and the United States Army.”
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