Trace Adkins has always been a proud supporter of our nation’s troops. Now, Adkins is being recognized for his continued dedication to our servicemen and women.
Over the years, Adkins has gone on multiple USO tours overseas and has worked with and supported the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year, the Wounded Warrior Project even featured Adkins in three new commercials, which he volunteered his time for.
Photo Credit: The USO Flickr
Due to all of the support Adkins has shown for our troops, the National Defense Industrial Association has named him as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Award.
Named for former President and General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower, the NDIA says, “the award is given to an American citizen who has made an outstanding contribution toward increasing public awareness of our national defense needs.”
Members of the NDIA nominate potential candidates for the award, while the National Board of Directors has the final say in who the award is presented to. Since Adkins definitely embodies the characteristics the organization looks for, it’s no surprise that he was selected to receive the award this year.
Adkins first announced the news on his Facebook page, saying that he will be given the award at a dinner in May.
You can listen to Adkins talk about his work with the USO and the Grand Ole Opry‘s partnership with them in the video below.
We’d like to congratulate Adkins on being selected as the recipient for this year’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Award. What an honor!