Chamber Defense Affairs Committee Recognizes Local Military Personnel at Second Annual Service Awards 

The Defense Affairs Committee (DAC) of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Military Service Awards at North Fork on November 15 to show support for local military personnel.

The committee recognized an outstanding service member from each local command, plus a notable cadet or midshipman from each ROTC department at the University of Virginia. 

“We’re honored to recognize these service members, chosen by their units for their extraordinary commitment, skill, and dedication,” said DAC Program Manager COL (Ret.) Lettie Bien. 

The DAC recognized the following individuals: Staff Sergeant Timothy Sullivan, Defense Intelligence Agency Field Activity; Master Sergeant Rodney Adams, 2300 Military Intelligence Group (USAR); Sergeant First Class Shawna N. Davis, National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC); SFC Joseph Reynolds, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School; Cadet Jessica Bachman, UVA Air Force ROTC; Cadet Alexander Mosher, UVA Army ROTC; M/S 1C (USMC Option) Tiffani Burdick, and M/S 2C Adam Rogers, both UVA Naval ROTC. 

2022 DAC Service Award Recipients

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Featured speaker Major General Tripp Bowles spoke on “Manpower, Materiel & the Modern Military – Why Personnel and Supply Chain Matter.” 

Bowles serves as the Director, Joint Reserve Force, Defense Logistics Agency at Ft. Belvoir, VA. His previous assignment was as the commanding general of the 80th Training Command (The Army School System). A native of Richmond, Virginia, Major General Bowles received his commission as an Army Infantry Officer from the Virginia Military Institute in 1987. His career has included service in Iraq, Korea, the Virginia Army National Guard, the U.S. Special Operations Command, and the Army Reserve Counter Terrorism Unit.