DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
General John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will
receive the Angier Biddle Duke Distinguished Public Service Award at the
International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner at 7:30 p.m. on November
21, 1995, at the Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. Mrs. Angier
Biddle Duke will present the award.
The International Rescue Committee Angier Biddle Duke Public Service Award is
given in recognition of the highest standards of citizenship. It honors an
individual who demonstrates continuing compassionate concern for the welfare of
others and, in particular, refugees. The award is being given to General
Shalikashvili in recognition of his life as a refugee and his military career,
as well as recognizing the increasingly important role of the Armed Forces in
responding to humanitarian emergencies.
General Shalikashvili was appointed the thirteenth chairman of the Joint
chiefs of Staff on October 25, 1993, and reappointed to a second term on
October 1, 1995. In 1991, he commanded Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, the relief
operation that successfully returned hundreds of thousands of Kurdish refugees
to Northern Iraq.
For more information concerning the award presentation contact Donna Thompson,
International Rescue Committee, at (212) 551-3029, or Carolyn Piper in the
Chairman's Public Affairs office at (703) 697-4272.