News: Paul C. Holcomb receives Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal
Story by Alicia Embrey
CAMP PHOENIX, KABUL, Afghanistan - Paul C. Holcomb was awarded the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division Commander Maj. Gen. Michael Eyre during an awards ceremony Sept. 26, 2013, at Engineer Village, Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan.
On behalf of the Engineer Regiment, Maj. Gen. Eyre presented Holcomb the medal in recognition of his exceptionally meritorious service and support while serving as the Kabul North Area Office, Afghanistan Area Engineer and for his 24-year civil servant career.
Holcomb has proudly served the Engineer Regiment and the Federal Government serving at Charleston Naval Shipyard, USACE Savannah District, U.S. Agency for International Development, USACE Gulf Region North -Iraq, USACE Rock Island District, USACE South Atlantic Division and USACE Afghanistan Engineer District-Afghanistan.
Throughout his career, while in positions of increasing responsibility, Holcomb has rendered significant service or support to more than one element of the Engineer Regiment. His consistent willingness to step forward and accept difficult and demanding assignments, whether located in the United States or in austere forward deployment environments, clearly set high standards
Holcomb’s leadership, professionalism and technical competence are in keeping with the finest traditions of service and reflect great credit upon him, the Transatlantic Afghanistan District, the Transatlantic Division, the Engineer Regiment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army.
The Army Engineer Association on behalf of the Engineer Regiment awards the medal to honor individuals who have provided significant contributions to Army engineering. There are four levels of the de Fleury: Steel, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Engineer Regiment adopted the de Fleury Medal as an award because of the values demonstrated by the man for whom it was struck - French Engineer Francois Louis Tesseidre de Fleury, who in 1777 volunteered to serve with the American Army in its fight for independence from Britain.