University Press of Kentucky author Timothy K. Nenninger has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service bySecretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The award was presented on April 5 at The Society for Military History Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, established in 1954, is the second highest career award that is presented by the Department of Defense to a civilian employee. It is awarded to employees for exceptional devotion to duty and for contributions to the operation of the Department. The award recognizes Nenninger’s contributions at the National Archives over three decades in assisting numerous historians (government and academic) in researching and writing military history that influenced and guided the professional education and decision making of Department of Defense civilian and military leaders at all levels.