On Wednesday, the Board of Officers and Trustees of the Ohio National Guard honored State Senator Bob Hackett (R-London) as the recipient of the 2017 Charles Dick Award for Legislative Excellence.

“I am truly honored to accept this award,” said Senator Hackett. “The Ohio National Guard works hard to defend and protect the freedoms of all Ohioans. I commend those who are currently serving and the veterans of our great state and country.”

The Charles Dick Medal of Merit was established in 1988 and is designed to recognize the contributions to the National Guard by elected representatives to legislative bodies at the state and national levels.

The award is named in honor of Major General Charles Dick, NGAUS president from 1902 to 1909, a major general in the Ohio National Guard, a Congressman and later a Senator.