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Goetz Award to COL Wallace

2142, 29 Nov 2017

On his birthday, 19 August 2017, COL J Claud Wallace - with the lovely Virginia at his side -  was presented with the well-deserved Brigadier Robert C Goetz Medallion by his son, COL Roy Wallace, the Army's Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1. 

The award, approved and announced in May of 2017 at the Regimental banquet, is only the 26th award of the Goetz Medallion since its inception.  Unfortunately, J Claud was unable to make the trip.

If ever anyone deserved this award, it has to be J Claud Wallace.  For years, he was the editor and webmaster of the RAFINO.ORG website and the periodic newsletter.  More that that, he has been a staunch supporter of RAFINO, its membership, and its goals.

If you have been to any of the following RAFINO reunions, you would have seen J Claud in attendance:
88 90 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 08 10 12 14 16

 He has represented a shining thread of continuity through countless RAFINO executive boards, always there with advice and assistance whenever asked.

It is fitting that J Claud's son was the one to present the award.  The award is in recognition for a lifetime of service to the Corps and the Regiment.  Among J Claud's many contributions was his leadership role in Project COPPER, and the lessons learned in that early effort to study the feasibility of merging the Finance Pay mission into the AG Corps' mission.  Those lessons are being taken to heart by the current IPPS-A project that is under the guidance and direction of COL (RET) and former acting ASAFM, Roy Wallace.

       For more information on Finance Corps Association Awards, check out this page.

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Member Comments on This Bulletin

12/7/2017 5:29:11 AM Ms Eileen Penick

JClaud, you have been a great friend to the Finance enlisted for a long, long time.  Congratulations on this well deserve award. Jeff Penick

12/5/2017 4:49:48 PM COL James R. Blaylock

Congratulations J Claud!  Your guidence during the COPPER evaluation process was critical. Thank you.

12/1/2017 11:18:23 PM COL J. Claud Wallace


It was an extra pleasure for Roy to award the certificate as a representative of the 'commandant'.  I would only add that Bob Goetz was a member of my staff in USAREUR that made me look good to the higher echelon.  J. Claud

12/1/2017 6:35:00 PM CSM Larry J. Elsom

Congratulations sir.

12/1/2017 4:19:31 PM CSM Wayne C. Ingle

Most deserving of the recognition.  Congratulations, Sir.

12/1/2017 4:13:16 PM LTC RICHARD R ROBSON, Sr

Congratulations on a well-deserved award, J Claud.

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