JOHNSTOWN, PA - On March 4, 2008, Major Christopher D. McDevitt and Mr. Marty Kuhar, on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD), presented an award to the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) for Extraordinary Support of Employees Who Serve in the National Guard and Reserves. Major McDevitt is with the Pennsylvania National Guard and Mr. Kuhar is chairman of the local chapter for the DoD's program for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve.
NDIC has demonstrated a true commitment and support to their employees who have served in the National Guard and Reserves, according to Mr. Kuhar. NDIC Director Michael F. Walther himself, a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve recently returned from a one year tour of duty in IRAQ and it was only fitting that he received the award on behalf of the center.
In addition to Director Walther, NDIC has had 18 employees serve with the National Guard or Reserves in support to the U.S. efforts in IRAQ and Afghanistan. Director Walther commented that NDIC is proud of their employees who stand ready and who have served with the National Guard and Reserves.
Director Walther also added that it should be noted that in further acts of support, NDIC employees routinely orchestrated care packages and letters to servicemen and servicewomen that were deployed overseas from NDIC headquarters in Johnstown, PA.