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Taking the gold

Updated: Jun 6, 2020

Congratulations to our colleague Maj. Gen. (Ret) Bo Temple for receiving this year’s Gold deFleury Medal.

The Gold deFleury Medal is one of the highest honors to be bestowed by the US Army Chief of Engineers for service to the Army Engineer Regiment.  According to the Army Engineer Association, which makes the award, the Chief of Engineers awards only one gold medal each year to an individual “who exemplifies boldness, courage, and commitment to a strong national defense.”

It is a tremendous honor to announce this year’s recipient, our colleague, Maj. Gen. (Ret) Merdith “Bo” Temple.  Bo received his deFleury Medal last Friday night at a dinner ceremony at Ft. Leonard Wood.

During Bo’s 37 years in the Corps of Engineers, he steadily rose through the ranks, becoming Deputy Commanding General for both Civil & Emergency Operations and Military & International Operations.  From 2012 to 2013, he then served as Acting Chief of Engineers and Acting Commanding General.

Bo joined our firm as a Senior Advisor in 2013 and every day since, we’ve been honored to have him on our team.

Gold deFleury Medal winners Bob Flowers and Bo Temple, both members of the Dawson team, at Friday night’s award ceremony for Gen. Temple.

Bo is the fourth member of the Dawson team to be chosen to receive the Gold deFleury Medal.  The other three esteemed members of our team are:

For more about the deFleury Medal’s history, please click here.

Congratulations, Bo!  We join with your many friends and family in saluting this remarkable lifetime achievement!

Robert K. Dawson Founder


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