Craig Morgan was bestowed one of the highest awards that the Department of the Army can present a civilian when given the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal on June 23. The country singer and veteran was recognized for his dedication of entertaining troops and their families.
The singer recently performed his 10th USO Tour, entertaining U.S. military members stationed overseas. Additionally, the “That’s What I Love About Sunday” singer has made 15 overseas tours for our troops and performed for more than 37,000 service members and their families across the world.
The Army veteran recently appeared on FOX News Insider and said he was honored to accept the award. “I was honored and proud to accept that medal on behalf of all the people that work tirelessly and effortlessly for our men and women serving,” he told FOX News Insider.
The awards presentation was held in Huntington Beach, Calif. during the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (GLAC AUSA) annual Army Ball. According to a press release, during the ball the Army recognized Craig for his “significant dedication to supporting not just Soldiers but to all military serving their country – often in harm’s way.”
Craig was recognized shortly after returning from his 10th USO Tour in April, where he traveled through seven countries with stops in western Tokyo, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Spain and the Korean Peninsula, where the U.S. Army veteran was once stationed. Craig served in the Army for nearly two decades before beginning his career as a country artist.
In an exclusive interview with One Country, Craig previously opened up about his most recent USO experience and why he tells the troops about his decision to pursue music.
“Every tour I do overseas, I tell the servicemembers that I left the military to pursue music—but it was really songwriting,” he said. “I ask if there is anyone there who thought that was something they’d want to pursue, and we talk about it.”