LTCOL WILLIAM G. LEFTWICH JR. TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP FOR CY2009

Date Signed: 4/05/2010
ALMARS Active Number: 010/10

R 051850Z APR 10
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ALMAR 010/10
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO POG//
SUBJ/LTCOL WILLIAM G. LEFTWICH JR. TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP FOR CY2009//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  I HAVE APPROVED THE SELECTION OF CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER S. CONNER, 2D LIGHT ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION, 2D MARINE DIVISION, II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, MARINE FORCES COMMAND AS THE CY2009 RECIPIENT OF THE LEFTWICH TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP.  ALL NOMINEES HAD EXEMPLARY RECORDS WHICH INDICATED NOTEWORTHY LEADERSHIP AND COMMAND ABILITY.  AS EXPECTED, THE COMPETITION WAS EXCEPTIONALLY KEEN. 
2.  CONGRATULATIONS TO CAPTAIN CONNER AND THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WHO PERFORMED SO COMMENDABLY:
RANK    NAME              MOS    UNIT
CAPT    T. J. GRACE       0302   1ST BN, 3D MAR, 3D MARDIV
               III MEF, MARFORPAC
CAPT    Z. D. MARTIN      0302   2D BN, 3D MAR, 3D MARDIV
               III MEF, MARFORPAC
CAPT    E. A. MEADOR      0302   2D BN, 8TH MAR, 2D MARDIV
               II MEF, MARFORCOM
CAPT    A. J. SHOENMAKER  0302   1ST BN, 5TH MAR, 1ST MARDIV
               I MEF, MARFORPAC
3.  INFORMATION AND COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE PRESENTATION OF THE TROPHY WILL BE FORWARDED VIA SEPARATE CORRESPONDANCE.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//