News: Lt. Col. Bergmann receives Bronze Star medal
Story by Alicia Embrey
BAGRAM, Afghanistan –Lt. Col. Kendall A. Bergmann received the Bronze Star medal during an award ceremony at Bagram Air Base, May 16 for his support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Afghanistan District.
Bergmann, a Comfort, Texas native was recognized for exceptionally meritorious service for his support during Operation Enduring Freedom as the USACE, Transatlantic Afghanistan District, Bagram Area Office, Officer in Charge from June 27, 2013 to May 24, 2014.
His exemplary leadership, skill and ceaseless efforts resulted in the successful management and execution of 132 Afghan National Security Force construction projects spanning 21 provinces in Regional Commands East and North; and 16 Military Construction projects all valued at nearly $1 billion.
The medal was presented on behalf of Transatlantic Division Commander Maj. Gen. Michael Eyre, by the Transatlantic Afghanistan District Commander Col. Michael Price.
The bronze star medal is an individual military award of the U.S armed forces. It is awarded for acts of heroism, merit or meritorious service in a combat zone. When awarded for acts of heroism, the medal is awarded with a combat distinguishing device. The Bronze Star is the fourth highest combat decoration and the 10th highest U.S. military award.
Bergmann’s distinctive accomplishments reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Army.