Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has described General Austin as having [a] “…calm demeanor, strategic vision, regional experience and knowledge, and proven judgment.” It was through the expertise of General Lloyd Austin that 150,000 troops were brought home from the war in the Middle East. In 2012, Austin introduced President Obama before his address to soldiers at Fort Bliss.
Among his other military accomplishments, General Austin is a 2007 inductee into the Thomasville-Thomas County Sports Hall of Fame.
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