The Association of the U.S. Army has selected Warren B. Rudman as the recipient of this year's George Catlett Marshall Medal, the association's highest honor. It will be presented at the George Catlett Marshall Dinner at AUSA's Annual Meeting in October.
Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, U.S. Army retired and president of AUSA, said of Mr. Rudman: "For over half a century-since entering the Army in 1952 as a boots-on-the-ground second lieutenant combat leader in Korea, Warren Bruce Rudman has been a man with a mission and a vision-to enhance and improve the national security and national defense posture of the United States."
Born in Boston, Mass., Mr. Rudman attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa., and graduated from Syracuse University and Boston College Law School before entering the Army. He served as an infantry officer in Korea for two years, commanding both a rifle platoon and, as a captain, a rifle company. He earned both a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantryman Badge for his actions.
After his discharge from the Army, Mr. Rudman was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar and practiced law in Nashua, N.H. He served as legal counsel to New Hampshire's governor and later became the state's attorney general for ' six years. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980 as a Republican, he served two terms before choosing not to run again. He wrote about his Senate experiences in Combat: Twelve Years in the U.S. Senate.
During his 12-year career on Capitol Hill, Mr. Rudrnan served as chairman and vice chairman of the Select Committee on Ethics and as a member of the Appropriations Committee, where he was an active member on the subcommittees on defense and commerce. …