Wednesday, November 14, 2012

General Flood receives recognition for service to Vets

Deputy Commanding General Mike Flood is among the recipients of the state of Washington's Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards.

Each year, the Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs recognize individuals who devote time and energy to improving the lives of Washington's veterans.

Flood was honored in the "Outstanding Employee" category during a Nov. 10 luncheon ceremony in Auburn. More information about the awards - including the piece below - can be found on the WDVA news blog.

General Mike Flood, center, with DVA Director John Lee to
his right and Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis.

Michael Flood, a resident of King County, is the Vice President for Community Relations for the Seattle Seahawks/FC. As a board member of Camp Patriot, Mike has ensured there are enough sponsors to cover expenses for disabled veterans to participate in the yearly events of climbing Mt. Rainier, riding the Pony Express and hunting. Mike was also instrumental in getting Washington’s first Veterans Raffle advertised during Seahawks games and coordinating the 2011 Raffle kick-off events with NFL Hall of Fame Player Steve Largent.