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Lindsay Knox Receives Patrick Henry Award and Nevada Commendation Medal

McDonald Carano congratulates Lindsay Knox, Vice President in our Government Affairs & Advocacy Group, for receiving two prestigious accolades. We honor and celebrate Lindsay’s accomplishments, leadership, and dedication to client service and community support.

Nevada Commendation Medal 

Lindsay received a Nevada State Commendation Medal awarded by the Governor of the State of Nevada. Pictured below, the award states “Ms. Lindsay Knox distinguished herself by outstanding achievement for her valuable contribution to the Nevada National Guard during the 2023 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislature. Her strength as a leader and dedication contributed significantly to the developments of State Legislative Priorities, Capital Improvement Projects, and Assembly Bills. Ms. Knox’s outstanding support alerted the state legislature of our Great State’s challenges, especially those issues and concerns that face the Nevada National Guard. She committed to keeping Soldiers, Airmen, and members’ interests in mind. In addition, she voiced her concerns and opinions for legislation concerning the Office of the Military, Nevada Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security, STARBASE, and the Battle Born Youth Challenge Academy. The distinctive accomplishments of Ms. Lindsay Knox reflect great credit upon herself, the Nevada National Guard, and the State of Nevada.” 

Patrick Henry Award 

Lindsay also will be presented with a Patrick Henry Award on stage before 2,000 attendees during the 145th annual conference of the National Guard Association of the United States. At the event, Army and Air National Guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia gather to connect and set the NGAUS upcoming legislative agenda. The Patrick Henry Award is the civilian counterpart to the NGAUS Distinguished Service Medal and is designed to recognize civic leaders “in a position of great responsibility who distinguished themselves with outstanding and exceptional service to the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard or NGAUS. An individual must have distinguished him/herself over an extended period of time in their support of the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard or NGAUS. Superior performance of normal duty alone will not justify award of this honor. An individual must have provided exceptionally strong support for the National Guard to clearly merit this award. The support of the individual must be such that the readiness and the future of the Guard have been positively affected and the results of the support should remain beyond the individual’s affiliation with the National Guard.” Any civilian may be nominated for the Patrick Henry Award, primarily designed for recognition of local officials (city, county, state), civic leaders (ESGR, civilian aides, corporate CEOs) and legislative staffers.


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