Brig. Gen. John Hammond, 26th Maneuver Enhanced Brigade commander, pins on the Combat Action Badge onto Senior Master Sgt. Emilio Rodriguez, 161st Security Forces Squadron, in Afghanistan. Sergeant Rodriguez deployed as the Provost Marshall Sergeant Major for the Kabul Capital Base Cluster from August through December 2011. Sergeant Rodriguez received the Army’s Combat Action Badge for being engaged by small arms fire during a convoy escort operation. The Combat Action Badge was approved by the Army chief of Staff in 2005 to provide special recognition to Soldiers who personally engage or are engaged by the enemy. (Courtesy photo)

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