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08/09/2009: Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro Awards US Defense Officials for Contribution to RP-US Security Cooperation

PHOTO CAPTIONS: (Upper left) Secretary Teodoro bestowing the Outstanding Achievement Medal on Lt. Col. Desmond Walton. (Upper right) Secretary Teodoro bestowing the Outstanding Achievement Medal on Lt. Col. Larry Redmon (Lower left) Ambassador Willy C. Gaa with Secretary Teodoro and the two awardees (Lower right) L-R Lt. Col Larry Redmon, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense for South and Southeast Asia Robert Scher, Ambassador Willy Gaa, Secretary Gilberto Teodoro, B/Gen. Blake Crowe (Office of the Secretary of Defense/Policy), and Ms. Marybeth Morgan (Office of the Secretary of Defense/Policy).  END


08 SEPTEMBER 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro awarded today the Outstanding Achievement Medal of the Philippines to US Defense officials for their contribution in enhancing RP-US security cooperation, particularly on issues related to counterterrorism assistance and the Philippine Defense Reform Program.

Presented with the awards were Lt. Colonel Desmond Walton, former Southeast Asia Policy Officer of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Asia and Pacific Security Affairs), and his successor, Lt. Colonel Larry Redmon.