Atlantic Council Recognizes Hagel, Others for Leadership at Awards Dinner

On April 30, the Atlantic Council presented its 2014 Distinguished Leadership Awards.

The awards are given annually to distinguished individuals for their efforts in strengthening the transatlantic relationship. Governor John Huntsman, Atlantic Council Chairman, opened the ceremony.

The 2014 Distinguished Leadership Awards honored the following individuals:


The Hon. Chuck Hagel

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Distinguished International Leadership


H.E. José Manuel Barroso

President, European Commission

Distinguished International Leadership


Dr. Thomas Enders

CEO, Airbus Group

Distinguished Business Leadership


Ms. RuslanaLyzhychko

Award-winning Musician, Humanitarian Activist, and Civic Leader of the Euromaidan

Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership


Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC

Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) on Behalf of the Men and Women of ISAF and USFOR-A

Distinguished Military Leadership


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