Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges (right), Commander of U.S. Army Europe and Lt. Gen. Joerg Vollmer, the Chief of Staff of the German Army (left) in the Award ceremony, Germany January. 14, 2016 ©US Army Europe Public Affairs
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Commander of the U.S. Army Europe, has been awarded the German Federal Armed Forces Golden Cross of Honor by Lt. Gen. Joerg Vollmer, the Chief of Staff of the German Army.
On the occasion of the ceremony Lt. General Joerg Vollmer elaborated: “Your Country has already decorated you at several occasions for your outstanding services,” “It is now my pleasure to do so for my Country.” January 14,206 ©US Army Europe Public Affairs
The Gold Cross of Honor is Awarded to individuals for Exemplary and Meritorious service by the Federal Republic of Germany to Soldiers of the German Armed -Forces and of Allied Nations and Civilians who rendered outstanding services to the German Armed Forces. ©US Army Europe Public Affairs