NCC Supports Congressional Medal of Honor Ceremony
On Tuesday, February 12, NCC was proud to support Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) at the Medal of Honor Ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. NCC’s Conference and Peer Review Management (CPRM) team facilitated all lighting, backdrop, and staging set up in the auditorium for the event which honored former U.S. Army staff sergeant Clinton Romesha.
One day after President Obama placed the Medal of Honor around Sgt. Romesha’s neck, Romesha joined the prestigious Hall of Heroes. Those in attendance included Sgt. Romesha’s family, soldiers from his unit, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.
On October 3, 2009, Sgt. Romesha’s combat outpost, COP Keating, was attacked by more than 300 Taliban fighters in Eastern Afghanistan. Romesha, who suffered several injuries during the attack, led the efforts to protect the bodies of eight fallen U.S. soldiers and bring soldiers in need of medical aid to cover, in addition to coordinating counterstrikes and reinforcements to reclaim the U.S. outpost. His heroic actions that day saved many lives and made him worthy to join the 79 other living veterans who have received our nation’s highest military honor.
NCC has a longstanding association with military organizations and events. In May of 2012, we supported the Pentagon’s Spirit of Service Ceremony with project management and vendor coordination; in July of 2012, NCC provided real-time captioning and audiovisual support for the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Memorial Service; and our Multimedia and Production Solutions team provided verbatim transcripts of record for the Wounded Warrior Project. Furthermore, since March of 2012, we have supported Hero Dogs, Inc. as one of our respected non-profit partners. We sponsor one of the organization’s dogs (Grant) as he trains to be a service dog for a disabled veteran.
NCC was privileged to be a part of the significant event which honored the bravery and selflessness of Sgt. Clint Romesha. We congratulate Sgt. Romesha on receiving the Medal of Honor and we extend our gratitude along with the nation’s for his service and sacrifice.