Holcom receives 'Outstanding Civilian Service Medal'

CEO of Pioneer Services honored with prestigious award

Tom Holcom, chief executive officer of Pioneer Services, was presented with the U.S. Army's "Outstanding Civilian Service Medal" Oct. 5, 2010, during a special celebration of his 25 years with the company. The award was presented to Holcom by retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Arter.

Holcom was recognized for his work in helping to found the Command General Staff College Foundation (CGSCF) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., which supports the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in the development of tomorrow’s military leaders. He was instrumental in helping the CGSCF obtain tax-exempt status, and was elected the foundation's first president.

"Tom has displayed extraordinary leadership, enabling the Foundation to develop into one of the most successful supporting foundations in history," said Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, the current commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, which includes the CGSC. "His dedication and selfless service reflect great credit upon him, the Combined Arms Center, and the United States Army."

Past recipients include Sgt. Audie Murphy, the most decorated service member in American military history; E.N.J. Carter, creator of the "Be All You Can Be" slogan; and ninth Sergeant Major of the Army Richard A. Kidd.