CJTF-82 commander receives highest honor from France

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Written by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Aileen Carter Combined Joint Task Force Public Affairs Thursday, 03 June 2010 01:31

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti (right), commander of Combined Joint Task Force-82 and Regional Command East, receives the Légion d'honneur, or the National Order of the Legion of Honor, from French Brig. Gen. Pierre Chavancy, Task Force Lafayette commander, June 1. General Chavancy presented this award to General Scaparrotti on behalf of President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. This is the highest decoration awarded in France. General Scaparrotti received this award for his contribution to RC-East and serving alongside the French military during his leadership here. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Aileen S. Carter, Combined Joint Task Force-82 public affairs)