Capt. Taylor Duren ’08 was one of 28 Army officers who received the 2016 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Duren received the award in Washington, D.C. on June 1.
The MacArthur Award recognizes company grade officers from the active Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve. Recipients embody leadership qualities and dedication to duty, honor, and country, as demonstrated by General MacArthur, a U.S. five-star general during World War II. Recipients also exhibit exceptional ability to ensure their soldiers are trained and ready to meet the highest standards necessary for the U.S.’s global missions.
Duren was nominated for the award while assigned to the 28th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) (Airborne) as the company commander.
The Fort Bragg, North-Carolina based 28th EOD Company (Airborne) is part of the 192nd EOD Battalion, 52nd EOD Group, 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command (CBRNE), the only Department of Defense formation that combats global CBRNE threats. The 28th EOD Company (Airborne) is the Army’s only airborne EOD company that regularly serves with the 75th Ranger Regiment, the U.S. Army’s premier direct-action raid force.
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