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Press Release

April 16, 2013

Rep. Susan Davis Receives 2013 Marix Award for Work on Behalf of Military and Veterans

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member on the Military Personnel Subcommittee, today received the 2013 Colonel Arthur T. Marix Award. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) honored Davis for her work and strong support for the military and veteran community.

“I truly appreciate this recognition from MOAA and the work they do on behalf of our men and women in uniform,” Davis said. “My motivation comes from our service members. Their selfless dedication to the safety of our nation is what inspires my work every day.”

“MOAA is very pleased to recognize Congresswoman Davis for her exemplary leadership on a wide range of initiatives to improve veteran employment and servicemember transition services,” Vice Adm. Norb Ryan Jr., president of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) said.

Other recipients of the 2013 Marix Award included Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Marco Rubio (R-Fl), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO).

In 2009, Davis received the Marix Award for her work in the House on behalf of military families.  Earlier this year, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented Davis with the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award the Navy gives to a civilian.

MOAA is the nation’s largest association of active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and former military officers and their families and survivors.


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