JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2023) – Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Mike Linnington was named the winner of the 10thannual RDML Kevin F. Delaney Hall of Fame Award at JAX Chamber’s 21st annual Military Appreciation Luncheon. The award honors veterans who have made significant contributions to the Jacksonville community.
Linnington was the first permanent director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. During his time in the Army, he served in various command and staff positions, such as Commandant of Cadets at West Point, Brigade Command of the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division (in both Iraq and Afghanistan), and Military Deputy for the Under Secretary of Personnel and Readiness.
Linnington is now CEO of Wounded Warrior Project, following his remarkable 35-year career in the Army. The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization committed to serving post-9/11 U.S veterans, service members, and their families.
The RDML Kevin F. Delaney Hall of Fame Award was established in 2014 as the Military Hall of Fame Award. The first service member to receive the award was the late RDML Kevin F. Delaney. The following year the award was renamed in his honor.
Past winners include:
o 2018 CAPT Clarence Hill USN (ret.)
o 2019 TSGT Dee Quaranta USAF (ret.)
o 2020 CAPT Daniel K. Bean USN (ret.)
o 2021 LTC William “Bill” Dudley USAF (ret.)
The presenting sponsor of the award is VyStar Credit Union. Military personnel sponsors include Carnival Cruise Line, Boeing, PRI Productions, Southwest Airlines, THE PLAYERS Championship, and Visit Jacksonville.
The annual Military Appreciation Luncheon unites the local business community to honor military service members and their families. Vice Admiral Richard A. Brown delivered the keynote address.
About JAX Chamber
The JAX Chamber is the business membership organization dedicated to driving quality economic growth in Northeast Florida to make this regionthe best place to live, work and play. Membership provides the opportunity to connect with and buy from other Chamber members. The connections result in business growth and a more prosperous economy.