Tom Holcom Receives 'Outstanding Civilian Service Medal' from U.S. Army

CEO of Pioneer Services honored with prestigious award



Released on: October 15, 2010, 9:20 am
Author: Pioneer Services
Industry: Financial

KANSAS CITY , Mo. (Oct. 15, 2010) Tom Holcom, chief executive officer of Pioneer Services, was presented with the U.S. Army's "Outstanding Civilian Service Medal" Oct. 5, 2010, during a special celebration of his 25 years with the company. The award was presented to Holcom by retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Arter.

Holcom was recognized for his work in helping to found the Command General Staff College Foundation (CGSCF) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., which supports the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in the development of tomorrow's military leaders. He was instrumental in helping the CGSCF obtain tax-exempt status, and was elected the foundation's first president.

"Tom has displayed extraordinary leadership, enabling the Foundation to develop into one of the most successful supporting foundations in history," said Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, the current commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, which includes the CGSC. "His dedication and selfless service reflect great credit upon him, the Combined Arms Center, and the United States Army."

Past recipients include Sgt. Audie Murphy, the most decorated service member in American military history; E.N.J. Carter, creator of the "Be All You Can Be" slogan; and ninth Sergeant Major of the Army Richard A. Kidd.

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services and award-winning education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 20 years, Pioneer Services has been a leader in military lending, offering military loans, retail lending, VA loans, and award-winning financial education programs through a network of offices and on the Internet. Pioneer Services is proud to support military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

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Media Contact: Scott Cahill Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank d. 816.448.2353  f. 816.561.9333



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