Clark resident receives Army’s second highest medal
By Suburban News
on April 08, 2014 at 2:54 PM, updated April 08, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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Joseph J. Seebode, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, was recently awarded the Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal by Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, the Under Secretary of the Army at a ceremony held in the Pentagon. The medal is the second highest Department of the Army honorary award.
Seebode received the prestigious award for his leadership, dedication, and significant and selfless efforts between January 1999 and February 2014. During this period, in addition to his normal responsibilities, Seebode took on key roles including responding to the Sept. 11 World Trade tragedy and served as the official Corps of Engineers liaison to the City of New York where he was engaged in search and rescue activities, debris management logistics and interagency strategy communications. Seebode was also praised for his efforts responding to hurricanes Irene and Sandy where he ensured the Corps’ expertise, assets and capabilities were able to be leveraged for response and recovery missions.
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Seebode is a resident of Clark. He is a graduate Seton Hall Preparatory School and Manhattan College where he received his Bachelor and Master degrees.
His awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the DeFleury Medal for engineering excellence, Army Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service, Presidential Certificate of Merit for lifesaving while on official duty, Department of Defense Environmental Engineer of the Year, Army Corps of Engineers Civilian of the Year and Heroism Award from the Governor of the State of New Jersey for lifesaving.
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Seebode, Joseph J. [MC????]
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I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1979.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Seebode, Joseph J. [MC1979]
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