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The Chief of Infantry Proudly Honors
2022 Awardees
GEN (RET) John F. Campbell and CSM (RET) Frank A. Grippe

2021 Awardees
GEN (Ret) Dan K. McNeill and CSM(RET) Marvin L. Hill

Tuesday, September 13 at the National Infantry Museum

For information, contact the National Infantry Association, 1775 Legacy Way, Suite 210, Columbus, GA 31903. 706-323-2560

CSM(R) Marvin Hill

CSM(R) Marvin Hill

Command Sergeant Major Marvin L. Hill retired from the United States Army as the senior enlisted advisor to the commander of US and coalition forces in Afghanistan on January 31, 2013. CSM Hill advised United States Army General David H. Petraeus, Unites States Marine Corps General John Allen and the top NATO, Afghan and international commanders on training, combat operations, morale and welfare of 140,000 military and civilian personnel serving in Afghanistan.

CSM Hill was personally selected by United States Army General David H. Petraeus to serve as the top non-commissioned officer and as his senior enlisted advisor in Afghanistan, and earlier at the United States Central Command Headquarters, at the Multinational Forces-Iraq headquarters in Baghdad, and at the 101st Airborne Division. He also served as LTG Russel L. Honore’s top non-commissioned officer and senior enlisted advisor during LTG Honore’s leadership of the US Government response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, as the Command Sergeant Major of First United States Army.

GEN Petraeus, LTG Honore and other top military leaders relied on CSM Marvin Hill to energize their organizations, expand their personal impact, and protect and build cultures.

CSM Hill energized organizations by creating and implementing new solutions when leadership teams saw themselves as “out of options”. He did this in Iraq, when injuries, combat losses and high operating tempo created serious shortages of experienced noncommissioned officer leaders. CSM Hill re-energized the leadership team and solved the problem by designing and implementing a program for battlefield promotion, changing Army-wide policy and bolstering leadership capabilities for Army units in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

In Afghanistan, CSM Hill expanded the personal impact of GEN Petraeus, GEN Allen and other senior leaders through constant contact and physical presence across Afghanistan, inspecting, checking that standards are met, and explaining the commander’s intent to leadership teams. He provided an independent, fact-based and objective source of expert operational input and judgment to GEN Petraeus and his senior staff. CSM Hill acts as the commander’s personal representative, to “see what the commander cannot see”. In Afghanistan, CSM Hill’s battlefield circulation allowed him to spot a need for accelerated fielding of a new weapons system, and to expand the commander’s impact by working directly with authorities in the US to field the weapon at high volume and ahead of schedule. As the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for United States Central Command, CSM Hill helped champion the policy of “Non-chargeable Leave” for troops taking R&R leave. During the US response to Hurricane Katrina, CSM Hill expanded the personal impact of LTG Honore, by making the key “enabling” decisions that brought hospitals, logistical capability and people into the storm-damaged New Orleans area.

CSM Hill protects and builds cultures that drive high performance in complex multinational organizations. In Afghanistan, CSM Hill worked closely with the top enlisted leadership of the Afghan and coalition armies. He revamped training for Afghanistan’s non-commissioned officers by reducing US instructor cadre and expanding the Afghan Army’s ownership of critical training programs. He shaped programs to staff, fund and manage Afghanistan’s Sergeants Major Academy, creating an enduring institution to professionalize Afghanistan’s military leadership. At First Army, CSM Hill established a culture of caring for wounded soldiers by spearheading the first Medical Holdover Units and community-based healthcare, supporting the transition to the Department of Veterans Affairs and setting the stage for today’s Warrior Transition Brigades.

In more than 35 years of military service and 15 years at the highest enlisted rank, CSM Hill held increasingly responsible assignments in the US, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Sinai. He served as a First Sergeant, a Battalion Operations Sergeant, a Tactical Noncommissioned Officer at the United States Military Academy, a Drill Sergeant, a Drill Sergeant Instructor, and as a Faculty Advisor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He also served as Task Force Command Sergeant Major for Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt and as the Task Force Falcon Command Sergeant Major in Kosovo (KFOR-3A). As the Division Command Sergeant Major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During that tour, CSM Hill enabled the division’s capabilities by spearheading ten Air Assault School classes resulting in over 1500 qualified graduates. CSM Hill took lead in reducing the division’s PLDC OML by piloting a two week long PLDC course which became the model for the Army wide Warrior Leader’s Course.

He is a graduate of the US Army Sergeant Major Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree at St. Thomas Aquinas College, as well as the Master of Education degree in Organizational Leadership, with honors, at North Central University. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the NATO Meritorious Medal, the Joint Services Commendation Medal for Valor, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal (11th award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Arrowhead, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star (2nd award), the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), the NATO Medal, the Multinational Force and Observers Medal (2nd award), the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Badge.

He is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and has been awarded the Centurion level of the Order of St. Maurice, the Order of St. Barbara, and the Order of St. Michael.

General Dan K. McNeill

GEN(R) Dan K. McNeill

General Dan K. McNeill graduated from North Carolina State University in 1968 and was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, and the United States Army War College.

General McNeill’s assignments include but are not limited to; Commander, International Security Assistance Force, North American Treaty Organization, Afghanistan; Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command; Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, United States Army Forces Command; Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg to include duty as Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force-180, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Commanding General, 82D Airborne Division and Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy Commanding General, I Corps and Fort Lewis, Fort Lewis, Washington; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Division Commander, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea; United States Army John F. Kennedy Center for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, North Carolina with duty in Vietnam; Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Fort Riley, Kansas; and numerous others.

General McNeill’s awards and decorations include; Defense Distinguished Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; Distinguished Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; Meritorious Service Medal; with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal; Expert Infantryman Badge; Master Parachutist Badge with Bronze Star; Army Aviator Badge; and the Special Forces Tab.

On August 1, 2008, General McNeill retired from the United States Army.

Cocktail hour 1730 – 1830 with Cash Bar
Dinner begins 1845 in Cavezza Hall (downstairs).
Dinner concludes at 2130.
Elevator access is available.

Dress: Coat and Tie.
If awarded, we request all recipients of the Order of Saint Maurice or Shield of Sparta to wear their medallions to the Doughboy Dinner.

The cost to attend the Doughboy Dinner is $75 for active duty and spouses.
Other attendees and spouses cost $100 each


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Any cancellation requests must be received in writing or by email no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to be eligible for a refund of the entire registration fee. Cancellation requests received after Tuesday, September 6, 2022 shall be liable for 100% of the registration fee. There is a 25% reprocessing fee to change a payment once payment has been received. Email inquiries to or call 301-206-2940.

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