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Roy Lundgren Receives AER’s Jack Ritchie Distinguished Service Award

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 15, 2016 The Army Emergency Relief (AER) 2015 Jack Ritchie Distinguished Service Award was presented to Mr. Roy Lundgren, Deputy Director, Army CIO/G6, Cybersecurity Directorate on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Mr. C. Jackson Ritchie, Jr. served as Army Emergency Relief’s Vice President for Finance for 43 years. The AER Board of Managers established The Jack Ritchie Distinguished Service Award to be presented annually to the individual or organization that best exemplifies Jack Ritchie’s outstanding spirit, dedication and extraordinary service to Army Emergency Relief.

Mr. Lundgren made many significant contributions to AER information systems, improved the ability to protect Soldier and Family PII and PHI and greatly enhanced the process for providing financial assistance to Soldiers and Families.

During the past several years Mr. Lundgren mentored AER Headquarters as it integrated into the Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process,” said AER’s Director, retired Army LTG Robert Foley. “His efforts ensured that AER had continued access to various DOD and Army systems which are required to efficiently take care of Soldiers and their Families.

Army Emergency Relief is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to Soldiers, active and retired, and their Families. Since its incorporation in 1942, AER has provided more than $1.7 billion to more than 3.6 million Soldiers, Families and Retirees.


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