Magazine article National Defense

Outstanding ROTC Officers Honored with Codd Award

Magazine article National Defense

Outstanding ROTC Officers Honored with Codd Award

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The National Defense Industrial Association announced the winners of the Col. Leo A. Codd Memorial Award, which recognizes the three Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) junior officers from each service.

The 2016 recipients are: Army Capt. James R. Carroll, University of South Florida at Tampa; Air Force Capt. David Richardson, Embry-Riddle Prescott University; and representing the Navy, Marine Corps Capt. David L. Wood, Vanderbilt University.

This award is given annually in memory of Ret. Army Col. Leo A. Codd, who devoted his life to the principle that "the best guarantee of peace is a strong United States."

For 40 years, from 1923 until his retirement in 1963, Codd was a guiding force in the development of the American Ordnance Association, which was devoted to peace through industrial preparedness for defense. The AOA was eventually renamed the American Defense Preparedness Association, and then in 1997, it merged with the National Security Industrial Association to form NDIA. …

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