DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

PRESENTS THE
DECORATION FOR EXCEPTIONAL CIVILIAN SERVICE

TO

ARNOLD E. RESNICOFF


CITATION:

Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, from 27 June 2005 to 27 June 2006.  During this period, his outstanding leadership, strategic vision, and ceaseless efforts resulted in major contributions to the success of the Air Force.  Rabbi Resnicoff skillfully guided the development of the Interim Religious Guidelines and became the face of the Air Force in responding to national media inquiries.  He continually found effective ways to get the Air Force message out, to include a highly successful meeting between the Secretary and the leadership of ten influential religious groups.  His professional reputation for excellence is well known throughout the Air Force and Department of Defense.  This reputation and his enthusiasm made him ideally suited to lead the Secretary's new Core Values Initiative, traveling to five MAJCOM Headquarters and ten countries across the globe to brief key Air Force leaders.  His vision included an Air Force review of its warfighting culture and, for the first time ever, a Joint Service Core Values Workshop.  This resulted in renewed progress in the drive to inculcate core values into decision making at every level.  The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Rabbi Resnicoff reflect grat credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.