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sample desa citation - Robert M. Gates


Robert M. Gates

Earned the Rank of

Eagle Scout

As a member of the Boy Scouts of America 34 years ago, on August 16, 1958; and

Because, as an Eagle Scout, he has continued to serve his God, country, and fellow men by following the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law; and

Because, he has achieved distinction as a government official; and

Because, he has given distinguished service to his community and nation as Director of Central Intelligence including the Central Intelligence Agency; past assistant to the president and deputy for National Security Affairs, National Security Council; and having received the following awards and recognitions: Presidential Citizens Medal, National Intelligence Medal, Intelligence Medal of Merit, Arthur S. Flemming Award, and 1992 Kansas Society of Washington, D.C., Kansan of the Year; and

Because, of these and other achievements and the desire of the Boy Scouts of America, upon nomination of the Quivira Council acting on behalf of the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the honor and rank of


is awarded to and conferred upon him.

In testimony whereof, the Boy Scouts of America and the National Eagle Scout Association have caused these presents to be signed by its officers and its corporate seal to be hereunto affixed.

(John Clendenin’s signature)
Boy Scouts of America
(James Lovell’s signature)
Chairman, Board of Regents
National Eagle Scout Association
(Ben Love’s signature)
Chief Scout Executive
Boy Scouts of America
(Wayne Bingham’s signature)
National Eagle Scout Association