Briana Nelson Goff, director of the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, received the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from Gen.Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, on Sept. 15, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Also receiving the award were Trace Adkins, country music singer and actor; John G. Bunch, founder of Operation Open Arms; and Spencer Kympton, president of The Mission Continues.
The day started with a conference call with Milley at the Pentagon, followed by a wreath-laying and changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. That evening, a ceremony was at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and included “Twilight Tattoo,” a musical performance of the history of the Army, and the awards ceremony. The evening concluded with a dinner at Quarters One, held by Milley and his
wife. And in case anyone wondered, Goff wears her medal every chance
she gets! It truly was an honor and an indescribable, humbling experience.
On June 29, 2017, Goff was inducted as an honorary Noncommissioned Officer, or NCO, by the 97th Military Police Battalion, 1st Infantry Division.
The ceremony was for soldiers being promoted to NCO sergeants. Other
honorary inductees included Clyde Ferguson, retired K-State history
professor, and Deborah J. Clark, 1st Infantry Division Museum. Ferguson
is a Korean War veteran who served as a sergeant. The ceremony included reciting the creed of the noncommissioned officer and signing the charge of NCO.
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