ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Country star Trace Adkins will receive the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award on May 12, 2016 at the NDIA Annual Award Dinner. The black tie event takes place yearly at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner and honors an exceptional leader and advocate for America's servicemen and servicewomen. Adkins has been a staunch supporter of our nation's defenders and veterans, as demonstrated by ten USO tours, frequent visits with wounded warriors, and private meetings with families of fallen soldiers.
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About Trace Adkins:
Trace Adkins' trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC's All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed ten USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, he recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace has played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film Moms' Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew).
About the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award recognizes the significant contributions Dwight David Eisenhower made as President of the United States and as General of the Army to the long-term strategic posture of America's defense industrial base. The award is given to an American citizen who has made an outstanding contribution toward increasing public awareness of our national defense needs.
Among the criteria awardees meet are: U.S. citizenship and leadership; support of the military services and other security-related agencies, and active support of the defense industrial base and its programs.
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.
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Source:National Defense Industrial Association(NDIA)