The State Chamber awarded its prestigious Josiah Marvel Cup Award to Major General (Ret.) Francis D. Vavala. The award was given at the State Chamber’s 184th Annual Dinner on Monday, January 11. Read full release >
"General Vavala embodies what it means to serve the state and nation. For more than 50 years, both in uniform and out, he has made a tremendous impact on our National Guard and the State of Delaware,” said Major General Michael R. Berry, Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard. “He normally is the one giving out the recognition and awards, so it's only right he gets some recognition."
“We know how meaningful this award is,” expressed President-Elect Joe Biden. “It comes from the community. It is about service to the people. There is no one more deserving than General Vavala. He’s not only been an incredible leader to the Delaware National Guard, he’s been a genuine friend to so many.”