A Kentucky Army National Guard platoon leader was awarded the 2022 Lieutenant Orville Munson Award
A Kentucky Army National Guard platoon leader was awarded the 2022 Lieutenant Orville Munson Award on Friday during the Engineers Week celebration at Fort Leonard Wood. 1st Lieutenant Jason Ball, a platoon leader with the 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company, received the award from U.S. Army Colonel Joseph C. Goetz, the commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer Regimental School. The Munson Award is given annually to honor an engineer lieutenant or warrant officer platoon leader in the Active Army and Army National Guard in recognition of outstanding contributions to military engineering by demonstrated technical and leadership ability. According to Ball, he is the third Kentucky Army National Guard platoon leader in a row to win this award. Kentucky engineers are known for their award-winning excellence with many companies winning the Lieutenant General Emerson C. Itscher Award within the past decade.