Lifetime service award

Photo by Public Affairs Specialist Ralph Krulder/1st Recruiting Brigade

The Lt. Gen. Richard G. Trefry Lifetime Service Award was presented Aug. 15 to retired Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran by Maj. Gen. Jeffery J. Snow, commanding general, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Ky.

The honorary award is named in honor of Trefry, a retired general who has served the Army and nation with extraordinary distinction and commitment for more than 65 years.

An official ceremony will be held Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Mission BBQ in Crofton. Jerry O’Keefe, administration assistant to the secretary of the Army, will present the award to Moran at the ceremony, which will be followed by lunch.

Moran, 87, is affectionately known as Fort Meade’s “Old Soldier.” After enlisting in 1948, he served 30 years on active duty including in post-World War II Japan, and during the Korean and Vietnam wars. After volunteering to return to active duty following his retirement, he served during Operation Desert Storm.

Since 1951, Moran served on and off for U.S. Army Recruiting Command, including as command sergeant major for the 1st Recruiting District at Fort Meade. In 1978, he retired from the Army and worked a civilian recruiter with the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion.

Since 2012, Moran has served as a civilian Army volunteer recruiter.

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