Before a crowd of more than 700, JINSA's 28th annual Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award was conferred upon Senator Jon Kyl on November 15, 2010. Also that evening, JINSA's Grateful Nation Award was presented to six young servicemen for heroic achievements in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Mayor Annise Parker was honored for her long service and commitment to the people of Houston. The evening’s keynote speaker was Israeli parliamentarian Avraham “Avi” Dicter, a former Minister for Internal Security and head of the Israel Security Agency. Houston community leaders Glen Rosenbaum and Ed Wulfe were event co-chairmen.
If you missed JINSA's 2009 Annual Awards Dinner, you can now watch the entire evening on YouTube. The video includes the presentation of the the Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award and the Grateful Nation Award.
In 1996 Ricochet became the only band in country music to chart a recording of our national anthem. As a way to honor our nation and those who keep us free the band has continued to perform the national anthem during each of their live performances and at events throughout the world since that date. Likewise, each year since 1982 The Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs has honored the military's five service chiefs and the Commander of the Special Operations Command with the Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award.
The Air Force chief of staff and two Airmen were among the honorees at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs awards dinner here Nov. 2. The event honored the 2009 JINSA Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award and Grateful Nation Award winners. Created to recognize leaders whose careers have been dedicated to building strong military capability for the U.S. and its allies, this year's Jackson Award was presented to the U.S. military service chiefs and the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.
JINSA honored the five service chiefs and the commander of the Special Operations Command with its Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award at a gala dinner held Nov. 2 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC. The same evening, six young servicemen were presented with JINSA's Grateful Nation Award for outstanding conduct in the war against terrorists.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2009 – Twelve servicemembers were honored by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs for their exemplary service here last night during the institute's annual dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) conferred its Houston Leadership Award for 2009 upon Mark A. Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Children's Hospital, at a gala dinner October 20.