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  • NAACP Roy Wilkins Renowned Service Award, 1991 (Life member NAACP).
  • State Department Superior Honor Award, 1992 (principal negotiation team for the START II Nuclear Arms Control Treaty).
  • Admitted to the Council on Foreign Relations, 1993.
  • Admitted as an Associate Member of the Inter-American Dialogue, 1995.
  • Norman E. Zinberg Award of the Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addictions, 1997.
  • Founders Award, The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, 1997.
  • VFW — Forty & Eight Annual Americanism Award, 1998.
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America — National Leadership Award, 1998.
  • U.S. – Panama Business Council — Friendship Award, 1998.
  • National Drug Prevention League — National Leadership Award, 1999.
  • The National Association of Drug Court Professionals — Leadership Award, 1999.
  • U.S. – Panama Business Council – Ambassador of Good Will Award, 1999.


  • The American Methadone Treatment Association Friend of the Field Award, 2000.
  • The Order of the Lion, Lions Club International, 2000.
  • National Association of State Alcohol & Drug Abuse Directors — Leadership Award 2000.
  • Southern Oregon Drug Awareness – Lyman Faulkner Award for Advocacy, 2000.
  • The Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s National Service Award, 2000.
  • The Republica de Colombia, Orden de Boyaca Grado, Gran Cruz, 2000.
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America — Lifetime Achievement Award, 2000
  • Central Intelligence Agency Great Seal Medallion, 2000.
  • United States Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, 2001.
  • Health and Human Services Lifetime Achievement Award for Extraordinary Achievement in the Field of Substance Abuse Prevention, 2004.
  • One of the 500 Most Influential People in American Foreign Policy by World Affairs Councils of America, 2004.
  • James Cardinal Gibbons Medal (Highest Honor), Catholic University of America, 2004.
  • Castle Memorial Award, West Point Society of the District of Columbia and National Capital Area, 2004.
  • Outstanding Civilian Civil Service Medal, Department of Army, 2001- 2005 – as national security affairs professor at West Point.
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America — National Leadership Award, 2007.
  • The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) “Golden Eagle” recognition, 2007.
  • Ranger Hall of Fame; Ft. Benning, Georgia, 2007.
  • American Red Cross — Lifetime of Achievement Award, 2008.
  • Spirit of the Buffalo Soldier Award, Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers, 2008.
  • W. Stuart Symington Award — given for the most significant contribution by a civilian in the field of national defense, Air Force Association, 2008.
  • National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition J Dennis Hastert Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009.


  • The United States Military Academy Association of Graduates’ Distinguished Graduate Award, 2010.
  • The Society of the 30th Infantry Regiment “Footsie” Britt Award, 2010.
  • Government Security News Extraordinary Leadership & Service in Homeland Security Award, 2010.
  • Honored by Room Dedication at The Thayer Hotel, West Point, NY, 2010.
  • United States Army “Doughboy Award” for outstanding contribution to the United States Army Infantry, 2015.
  • 2020 Alumni Award of Distinction


  • Honorary Doctorate, Norwich University.
  • Honorary Doctorate, Westminster College.
  • Honorary Professor, Universidad Del Salvador-Argentina.
  • Decorated by the governments of France, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.Awards