Friday, October 28, 2011

Gavin de Becker & Associates - great job opportunity for veterans

Gavin de Becker & Associates -- a world leader in public-figure protection and threat assessment -- is a 250-person security firm that protects public-figures, and advises transnational corporations, government agencies, police departments and universities on the assessment and management of situations that might escalate to violence.

We are currently screening candidates for full-time positions within our Protective Security Division in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, San Diego, Atlanta, and Austin. 

Our associates are assigned to full-time Command Centers where they monitor the environment, admit vendors, welcome guests, and monitor cameras and other detection systems. Our associates also travel with clients, protecting them at public appearances, in foreign countries, on film locations, etc. 

Advancement is by merit, not seniority, and there are many opportunities for advancement. 

Our firm offers a higher starting salary than LAPD, NYPD, Chicago PD, and Atlanta PD. Typical first year earnings range from $46,000 to $75,000, depending on an associate's background, experience, and overtime. In addition, associates can receive performance-based bonuses or raises at anytime. 

Our 250 full-time associates are also provided with exceptional benefits packages which include medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and a 401K retirement plan. Our benefits are tier-based, so that as you are elevated through our firm, you receive more and more personal and family coverage.

Conduct your own research about Gavin de Becker & Associates and you'll see we are widely known as the world's leading experts in security, protection, and threat assessment. We invite you to be part of our team! 

We are seeking...
- Men and women with integrity and high ethical standards 
- Physically fit and positive professionals 
- Individuals with excellent communication skills 
- Drug and Nicotine-Free. Associates submit to on-going drug and nicotine screening.

Please visit our website  Here you will find detailed information regarding our firm, the hiring process and our Pre-Employment Physical Readiness Test standards.  You can send your resume to or our Recruitment and Selection Manager, Ed Hinman  The subject line should include “Gallant Few,” your name, and the region in which you are interested (e.g. Gallant Few -- Joe Smith -- Los Angeles).
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Compensation: $46,000 to $75,000
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Pre-Employment Physical Readiness Test:

Age                  Pull-Ups             Pushups             Crunches            Mile     …….
              20-26                   5                          40                        50                 8:00
              27-39                   4                          35                        45                 8:30
              40-45                   3                          30                        40                 9:00
              46+                      3                          25                        35                 9:30

APART (Women)
Age                 Flexed Hang        Pushups            Crunches             Mile    …….
              20-26              20 Seconds               20                       45                  9:00
              27-39              15 Seconds               15                       40                  9:30
              40-45              15 Seconds               12                       35                 10:00
              46+                 15 Seconds               10                       30                 10:30

2011 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts!

2011 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts!

Applebee's - free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Last year, Applebee's served 1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Applebee's is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veteran's Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. There will be 7 entrées to choose from. Military ID or proof of service required. Find locations at

Chili's - free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Chili's is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is available during business hours on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili's in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.

Golden Corral - Free meal, Monday Nov. 14: The 10th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 5 pm to 9 pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide. The free "thank you" dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit
Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.5 million free meals and contributed over $4.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Hooters - Free Meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Hooter's is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Choose one of the new specialty items on the Hooter's menu. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. Drink purchase required. For more information, visit,

Krispy Kreme - Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Friday November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants - free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 13, 2011: McCormick & Schmick's is celebrating their 13th annual Veteran's Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 13th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick's as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit: M&S Veterans Appreciation Event.

Outback Steakhouse - A week of Free Bloomin' Onions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7 - Friday Nov. 11. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America's military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin' Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran's Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identifications: U.S Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), Photograph in Uniform, Wearing Uniform. For more information, visit,
The Outback understands commitment. For the past two years, The Outback, with the help of their patrons, has donated $2 Million to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization providing everyday and emergency support for active troops, wounded warriors and their families.

Subway - Free Six Inch Sub. Select Subway locations offer a FREE six inch sub to military veterans on Veteran's Day. However, Subway restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere. Please call ahead.

Texas Roadhouse - free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Offer varies by location; our local Texas Roadhouse is offering a free meal from opening until 4pm. Other locations may vary in offer, hours, or availability. Call ahead to your local restaurant for more information.

T.G.I. Friday's - Buy one get one free Nov 11-14. At participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. November 11-14.

Uno Chicago Grill, Friday, Nov. 11. Uno's is offering a free entree or individual pizza with a purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value. Offer good for all military  for veterans and active duty military. ID or proof of service required: Show up in uniform (if your service permits), provide military ID, show a picture of yourself in uniform, or have other ID showing proof of service. More info here.

Home Depot and Lowes Coupon Updates
Update: Home Depot and Lowes 10% Military Discount Available Everyday.
Home Depot: The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran's Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 and is available at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design Center(R) locations. The 10% discount is available everyday for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. Home Depot makes this offer available to all veterans on most military holidays. You can also find Home Depot discounts online.

Lowes: Lowe's Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available Nov. 7 - Nov. 11. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards. Like Home Depot, Lowes offers this discount daily to active duty military members, but not to veterans. However, they extend the offer to military veterans on military holidays. You can also find exclusive discounts at Lowe'
Free Park Admissions for Veterans Day

Here's to the Heroes
Anheuser-Busch Parks. Anheuser-Busch Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year. Throughout 2011, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission. The Here's to the Heroes program is only available to Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman. Eligible parks include: Adventure Island, Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay or Williamsburg), SeaWorld (Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio), Sesame Place, and Water Country USA. Not valid at Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. is not included as part of this program. For more information and to register, visit: Free admission summary, and ticket application.

 Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission. Colonial Williamsburg offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13th. The complimentary ticket includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the shuttle bus system. Tickets are only available at on-site ticket sales locations. Tickets are also available to families of deployed service members. Tickets available on the following dates: Nov. 11-13.

Historic Jamestowne - Free Admission. The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 11-13. Free admission for everyone. See events calendar.

 Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days - Free Admission. Knott's Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. This year the Military Tribute Days run from November 1 - 24 November (Thanksgiving Day).  Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott's turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID). Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each. More info.

 Fee Free Day at National Parks. To honor America's service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veteran's Day weekend - November 11-13, 2011. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event.
San Jacinto Monument and Museum (La Porte, TX). November 7-13: Free admission to the theatre, Observation Floor, and (on November 12-13) the special exhibit to all veterans and their families.

Bed and Breakfast for Vets
In the third year of the program, B&Bs for Vets has organized over 485 (and counting) participating Bed and Breakfasts and Inns across the US and Canada which will be offering veterans a free night's stay on November 10th, the night before Veterans Day. This offer is available to both active duty military members and veterans with ID, but space is limited. Each Inn and B&B has at least one room available for this promotion and reservations must be made directly through the participating Inns and B&Bs. For more information visit B&Bs for Vets.

Free Hugo® Canes for Veterans.
Sam's Club® locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes free of charge on November 9th, 10th, 11th, 2011 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Sam's Club® Membership is not required, but proof of military service may be required. For more information, visit

Other Veteran's Day Discounts
Here are some additional Veteran's Day Discounts. In all cases, be sure to provide proper ID or proof of service. In addition, some of these stores are franchises, so verify participation before assuming the discount is in place.

*       Free Car wash. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at Grace for Veterans, which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2010.

* - Discount "Veterans Day Honor" MP3 album download. This downloadable album includes 12 songs as performed by the military bands and ensembles of the U.S.
     Armed Forces. Visit Amazon on Veteran's Day to download the album.

*       Netflix - One Month Free Trial.

*       Sport Clips - FREE haircut to active-duty military & veterans. Offer only available at select locations. Please call to verify local participation.

*       Tim Hortons - all US locations are offering a free donut to all veterans (check out the Star Spangled donut!).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Maid in the U.S.A, Inc. is GallantFew's "Featured November Partner"

GallantFew is proud to announce that Maid In the U.S.A., Inc. (Los Angeles) has partnered with GallantFew during the month of November 2011.  They are offering a great discount to Veterans and Families and are donating a portion of their business to GallantFew.  They are also looking for Cleaning Associates to add to their 5-star Team - see below for details!

In addition to our 50% off for Veterans and the Families of Service Men/Women,  Maid in the U.S.A., Inc. will donate 10% of EVERY new cleaning booked in the month of November to "GallantFew, Inc.".


The top-rated cleaning company in Los Angeles is looking to add new Cleaning Associates to our 5-star Team!  Only the best need apply! 

Job Duties:  

To provide housecleaning / janitorial duties for our commercial, residential and retail clients in accordance with our established standards of excellence.

· Speak fluent English and present a clean, neat appearance.
· Be dependable, responsible and trustworthy.
· Own reliable transportation, as many of our client locations are not accessible via public transportation.
· Have a thorough understanding of our service areas, which includes all of the greater Los Angeles area including Pasadena, Santa Monica and the South Bay.
· Be capable of performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of cleaning materials.
· Be computer savvy and communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats in a timely manner.
· Possess knowledge of the principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
· Be able to work unsupervised and demonstrate excellent time management skills.
· Work well with others, exhibiting true team spirit at all times.
· Be children and pet-friendly.
· Have schedule availability on nights and weekends.
If you have an amazing work ethic with an eye for details and would love to keep our clients extremely satisfied, we want to hear from you! 

Please note that part final hiring decision-making process does include both reference and background checks due to the sensitive nature of the client information we possess. 


Please send your letter of introduction along with your resume PASTED into the body of your email. NO attachments. Send your email to: 

Note – those submissions that do not follow these instructions will not be considered. 

Thank you!

GallantFew Fundraiser - Sunday Nov 27th at E.W. Beck's Sykesville MD

Friday, October 21, 2011

Spirit of America Commander Support Program

forwarded note from Gen (ret) McChrystal
I'm on the Board of Advisors for the organization below - Spirit of America - which is an innovative approach to providing support to our units forward as they conduct COIN.  Its a fascinating approach, and as you can see from the description of a Field Rep position, you can see that they approach how they partner with the force in a unique manner.   Would appreciate you pushing the job description below out to your networks to see if we can help connect the right veteran with this.

We’re looking for candidates for our Field Rep position. This is essentially an “embedded NGO” role – working within and alongside military units in RC-S, RC-E and RC-SW. Former military background required.
 -----------------------------Commander Support Program 
Job Opportunity: Afghanistan Field Representative

Spirit of America’s Commander Support Program seeks an exceptional individual with a US military (E-5 or higher) or a US civil service (i.e., USAID/OTI, USAID implementing partner, US Army Human Terrain System, etc.) background to serve as an Afghanistan Field Representative. Our Field Rep will work in close cooperation and coordination with US Soldiers, Marines and US Government civilians and will be responsible for two main functions: 1) providing rapid humanitarian aid and development assistance for needs identified at the local/village level and 2) facilitating Spirit of America’s School Partners Program. 

This is an opportunity to see immediate results from one's work and to directly impact progress on the front lines in Afghanistan. The Field Rep will improve the safety and success of our troops, the well being of the Afghan people and the outcome of the war. 

The SoA Field Rep must have direct counterinsurgency field experience in Iraq or Afghanistan combined with optimism, patience and a great sense of humor in the face of adversity. The 8-month assignment supporting US Marine and Army units deployed to Regional Commands Southwest, South or East will include 3.5 months in Afghanistan, a 2 week leave, then 3.5 more months in-country, followed by 2 weeks of leave. Multiple Assignments are possible. 

The Position & Responsibilities 
The Afghanistan Field Rep will work at the Battalion, Company and/or Platoon levels with direction and guidance from the Regional Command, Brigade/Regimental Combat Team. The Field Rep will be on constant look out for what is needed at the local level. They will work in close coordination with US military and civilian personnel to identify local/village needs; needs where the support of Spirit of America and the American people can make a rapid and important impact, as well as complement, or fill gaps in, military and US Government programs. 

The Field Rep will: 
- Coordinate the delivery of donated goods to ensure they are used where needed. 
- Manage local projects supported with Spirit of America cash, including negotiating, budgeting, handling and documenting the use of cash payments and keeping records in accordance with industry-standard practices. 
- Plan, coordinate and execute Spirit of America’s School Partners Program with US military units in Afghanistan. The School Partners Program helps US troops assist the Afghan education system and improve relations with Afghan youth. US schools are paired with Afghan schools. American students learn about Afghanistan, donate items needed by their partner school and videoconference with Afghan students via portable satellite. - Serve as a conduit for American private-sector expertise to provide input to, and to help develop solutions for, local projects (agriculture, irrigation, economic development, etc.) when needed. 
- Identify questions that need to be answered and solicit a range of input to develop answers. 
- Write up the results and lessons learned of projects supported by Spirit of America. 
- Continuously seek the input and advice of US military and civilian personnel and coordinate and de-conflict potential redundant efforts. 
- Keep senior officials at the Regional Command, RCT and/or Brigade informed of Spirit of America projects and activities. 
- Document with photos, video, blog posts and stories the results from Spirit of America-supported projects. 
- Communicate and closely coordinate activities and projects with all levels of US military and civilian personnel – from Platoon to Brigade to Regional Command. 
- Work closely with Spirit of America staff in the United States to develop creative ways that the support of the American people can be used to make a rapid, tangible difference on the ground in Afghanistan. 
- Engage journalists in covering Spirit of America's work. 

Experience and Qualifications 
SoA's Afghanistan Field Rep with a US military background will have combat, intelligence, and/or civil affairs experience at the Battalion, Company or Platoon level in Operations Enduring and/or Iraqi Freedom. SoA’s Afghanistan Field rep with a US civilian service background will have experience managing civil assistance programs in support of Operations Enduring and/or Iraqi Freedom. Experience in, or with, the private sector will be very useful. Program/project management experience for small- to medium-scale projects ($5,000 - $50,000) is also relevant. 

The Field Rep must instinctively look beyond their own expertise to solve problems, asking "who knows more about this than me" and listening patiently to understand what local Afghans and military personnel know. They must tap into and rely heavily upon local military and civilian know-how. With the help of Spirit of America staff in the US, the Field Rep will look to private sector expertise in the US to help address local needs. The Field Rep must be good at synthesizing different inputs in determining a course of action. Thus, they must have an outstanding sense of the "art of the possible." 

Excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are required. 

Personal Qualities 
The Field Rep's personal qualities are as important as his prior experience. They must be friendly, outgoing, natural relationship builders. The Field Rep needs to have exemplary patience and outstanding listening skills. They must understand that personal initiative, optimism, smiling and a good sense of humor are "secret weapons" that they must in abundance. They must combine a keen intellect with genuine humility and understand that "we" is smarter than "me." "Know-it-alls" need not apply. Neither should those who like to work at a desk. The Field Rep will have very high personal initiative. They will spend the majority of their time interacting with the troops and the Afghan people. Success is measured partly by the number of boots that the Field Rep wears out. 

The Field Rep must build and maintain highly positive relations with military host units and servicemen and women at all levels. They must take direction from US military and civilian leaders regarding where they can/can't go and which projects are not advisable. They need to be able to communicate easily and credibly with all levels of the military chain of command, civilian personnel and journalists. 

The Field Rep will not only be a representative of Spirit of America but an Ambassador of the goodwill of the American people. They must operate with the highest levels of integrity and cultural sensitivity. The Field Rep must also have a deep understanding and appreciation of Spirit of America's decentralized, non-bureaucratic approach for rapid local progress in Afghanistan. 

Compensation will be based, in large part, on the 2011 Military Pay Scale and related to the candidate’s experience. 

Spirit of America
Spirit of America, a 501c3 nonprofit charity, has supported the humanitarian and counterinsurgency efforts of American military personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. With contributions from thousands of Americans, and at the request of American Soldiers and Marines, Spirit of America has provided sewing machines, tools, irrigation equipment, school and medical supplies, shoes blankets and more--all for the benefit of local people. This support provides fast, flexible and decentralized improvement at the local level, improves relations and saves lives. 

Interested candidates: please take the time to understand Spirit of America and this position. Then, in an email explain your interest in this position and provide your resume. Also, please describe your field-level counterinsurgency and combat, civil affairs or intelligence experience in Afghanistan and/or Iraq. Contact: Matt Valkovic, Manager, Commander Support Program at

VA Contracting Officer Academy

This is a very short notice but phenomenal opportunity.  The VA is trying to fill six slots by Wednesday October 26th.

The Veterans Adminstration has established an "Acquisition Academy".  This is a three year paid internship to become an 1102/ Contracting Officer. 

The program will help you get 24 business school college credits and all the schooling for a FAC-C level 2 certification.  This is an opportunity to secure a great career in the federal government with even greater potential in the civilian sector.

Basic eligibility:
  • Must be an Iraq or Afghanistan veteran
  • 30% or greater disability rating
  • High school diploma
  • Motivated and intelligent
The course is conducted in Frederick, MD.  Subsequent assignments could be anyplace.

For more information contact Dave Sella at or call 202-461-0783.  Be sure to tell Dave that GallantFew sent ya.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Biography of Joseph L. Galloway - Military Correspondent

DATE CHANGE: Joseph Galloway is scheduled to be interviewed on GallantFew's The New American Veteran on December 14th, 2011.  Set your calendar and be sure to tune in as we talk about Joe's career.  I will select a couple of callers to ask Joe a question after the 15 minute mark of the show.  Here's his biography:


             Joseph L. Galloway, one of America’s premier war and foreign correspondents for half a century, recently retired as the senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers. Before that he held an assignment as a special consultant to General Colin Powell at the State Department.
            Galloway, a native of Refugio, Texas, spent 22 years as a foreign and war correspondent and bureau chief for United Press International, and nearly 20 years as a senior editor and senior writer for U.S. News & World Report magazine. He joined Knight Ridder in the fall of 2002.
During the course of 15 years of foreign postings—including assignments in Japan,  Indonesia, India, Singapore and three years as UPI bureau chief in Moscow in the former Soviet Union--Galloway served four tours as a war correspondent in Vietnam and also covered the 1971 India-Pakistan War and half a dozen other combat operations.
 In 1990-1991 Galloway covered Desert Shield/Desert Storm, riding with the 24th Infantry Division (Mech) in the assault into Iraq. Galloway also covered the Haiti incursion and made trips to Iraq to cover the current war in 2003 and 2005-2006.
            Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf called Galloway “the finest combat correspondent of our generation---a soldier’s reporter and a soldier’s friend.”
            He is co-author, with Lt. Gen. (ret) Hal G. Moore, of the national bestseller “We Were Soldiers Once-And Young” which has been made into a critically acclaimed movie, “We Were Soldiers”, starring Mel Gibson. “We Were Soldiers Once-And Young” is presently in print in six different languages and more than 1.2 million copies have been sold.
Galloway also co-authored “Triumph Without Victory: The History of the Persian Gulf War” for Times Books, and he and Gen. Moore in 2008 published their sequel to We Were Soldiers, a work titled: We Are Soldiers Still:  A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam.
            Last year Military History magazine polled 50 leading historians to choose the Ten Greatest Books Ever Written on War. We Were Soldiers Once…and Young was among those ten books.
            On May 1, 1998, Galloway was decorated with a Bronze Star Medal with V for rescuing wounded soldiers under fire in the Ia Drang Valley, in November 1965. His is the only medial of valor the U.S. Army awarded to a civilian for actions during the Vietnam War.
            Galloway received the National Magazine Award in 1991 for a U.S. News cover article on the 25th anniversary of the Ia Drang Battles, and the National News Media Award of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1992 for coverage of the Gulf War. In 2000, he received the President’s Award for the Arts of the Vietnam Veterans Association of America. In 2001, he received the BG Robert L. Denig Award for Distinguished Service presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association. In 2005, he received the Abraham Lincoln Award of the Union League Club of Philadelphia, and the John Reagan (Tex) McCrary Award of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
            Galloway is a member of the boards of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the nonprofit organization No Greater Love founded to assist the victims of war, the 1st Cavalry Division Association, the National Infantry Foundation, the School of Social Studies of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., the Museum of America’s Wars and the Military Reporters and Editors Association.
            Galloway is the recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from Norwich University and Mount St. Mary’s College.
            He has lived in his native South Texas since retiring from Knight Ridder in 2006.  His two sons, Lee and Joshua, live in Corpus Christi, TX. He has two stepdaughters, Alison and Abigail Rudel, and a stepson, Lex Rudel, from a second marriage.