Winner, South Dakota native Randy Braley receives Order of the de Fleury Medal

Published Dec. 20, 2013

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (Dec. 18) – Randy Braley, whose hometown is Winner, S.D., was awarded the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Commander, Col. Mark Deschenes, during an awards ceremony Dec. 9 at the Naval Reserve Center on Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill. 

On behalf of the Engineer Regiment, Col. Deschenes presented Braley the medal in recognition of his exceptionally meritorious service and support while serving as the Kabul North Area office, Afghanistan resident engineer and for his 32-years as a Corps of Engineers employee.

Braley has proudly served the Engineer Regiment and the federal government serving in various capacities as a civil engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Veterans Affairs.

During the award ceremony, Braley was also awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award for his service as resident engineer with Transatlantic District North, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom during his deployment from July 2012 to July 2013. His dedication, selfless service and leadership were essential to the overall success of more than $400 million in construction contracts for the Kabul Area Office.

Braley has deployed four times during his employment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

Throughout his career, Braley’s high degree of professional competence, strong devotion to duty and country, and high standards of integrity and character clearly set the standard for his colleagues and subordinates.

Braley’s leadership, professionalism and technical competence are in keeping with the finest traditions of service and reflect great credit upon him, the Transatlantic-District North, the Transatlantic Division, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army.

The Army Engineer Association on behalf of the Engineer Regiment awards the de Fleury Medal to honor individuals who have provided significant contributions to Army engineering. There are four levels of the de Fleury: Steel, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Engineer Regiment adopted the de Fleury Medal as an award because of the values demonstrated by the man for whom it was struck – French Engineer Francois Louis Tesseidre de Fleury, who in 1777 volunteered to serve with the American Army in its fight for independence from Britain.

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