2009 Military Award Ceremony
On June 9, 2009, National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) bestowed the 2009 Military Fatherhood Award™, presented by Lockheed Martin, on U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster John Lehnen. Chief Lehnen was awarded for displaying an ongoing commitment and dedication to his four children, making extraordinary efforts to father from a distance when deployed, successfully balancing military and family life, and mentoring other military fathers and children who are separated from their fathers.
View video highlights from the ceremony below or click here to view John Ondrasik's performances at the ceremony.
Description: U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster John Lehnen accepts his his 2009 Military Fatherhood Award™
Description: President Obama recognizes Chief
Quartermaster John Lehnen at a special White House Father's Day event!
ABC 7 News - From playing checkers to teaching his four kids to read or play catch, one active military father from Virginia does it all to stay involved in his children's lives. Chief Quartermaster John Lehnen pulls double-duty, balancing his Navy career with his family, and is now being recognized for going above and beyond. Read a transcript of the story.
Description: Rear Admiral Robert D. Reilly Discusses the Challenges of Being a Military Dad