Troy "Neel" Stewart is a project engineer out of the Duke Field Resident Office, Gulf Coast Area Office, Construction Division. He is serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a project engineer at the Transatlantic Afghanistan District and was recently awarded the Steel Order of the De Fleury Medal for his service.
The De Fleury Medal - an award of the U.S. Army Engineer Association and one of the highest honors awarded in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - was named in honor of François-Louis Teissèdre de Fleury, a French Engineer in the Continental Army.
There are four orders of the medal: Steel, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
1. The Steel de Fleury Medal recognizes superior service to the Engineer Regiment as it supports the Army to assure mobility, enhance protection, enable expeditionary logistics, and build capacity in order to provide commanders with the freedom of action required for full spectrum operations in an era of persistent conflict.
2. The BRONZE Medal may be presented to an individual who has rendered significant service or support to an element of the Engineer Regiment.
3. The SILVER Medal may only be awarded to an individual who has rendered outstanding and significant support or service to the Engineer Regiment.
4. The United States Army Chief of Engineers awards only one GOLD medal each year to an individual who exemplifies boldness, courage and commitment to a strong national defense.
Congratulations to Neel Stewart!