Four Star General Dennis L. Via was awarded the 72nd Laurel Wreath today at the Kappa Conclave, the highest award available to a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Bro. General Via is an initiate of Virginia State University’s Alpha Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and a native of Martinsville, Virginia who joined the Signal Corps on May 18, 1980 after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Virginia State University. He holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (class of 1991) and the U.S. Army War College (class of 1999).
Bro. General Via is a true man of achievement. He is the first Signal Corps Officer since General Henry H. Arnold to achieve four-star rank and has received awards including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster; Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster;Joint Service Achievement Medal; and the Army Achievement Medal. He is authorized to wear the Master Parachutist Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.
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