Retired Army Serviceman, CACI Workforce Member William Thetford Adorned with Distinguished Service Cross

CACI workforce member, retired Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford, has acquired the second highest navy recognition for his accomplishments representing the U.S. in battle throughout a battle within the Nineteen Nineties.

The U.S. Army’s Distinguished Service Cross was given to Thetford, who’s now particular operations forces challenge supervisor at CACI, in a ceremony on Might 30 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Reston, Virginia-headquartered firm stated Wednesday.

John Mengucci, CEO and president of CACI, praised Thetford’s achievement on behalf of the corporate.

“We’re privileged to have staff like Invoice, who display braveness, bravery, and spectacular character in help of our nation’s freedoms,” Mengucci, who’s a three-time recipient of the Wash100 Award, continued.

Thetford was first bestowed with the Silver Star for his battlefield contributions as an assault workforce member and workforce breacher for C Squadron by way of Activity Power Ranger on the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, generally often known as Black Hawk Down. Nonetheless, in January, spearheaded by the Secretary of the U.S. Army, Christine Wormuth and in collaboration with Congress, Thetford’s Silver Star was upgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross.

After his retirement from the Army in 2019, Thetford got here to CACI, the place he assists with the event and realization of built-in data warfare and digital warfare methods beneath the Particular Operations Forces Rising Threats, Operations and Planning Help contract.

The manager focuses on counterinsurgency, operational planning, intelligence evaluation and contingency planning, amongst others. Along with his time in Somalia, Thetford was additionally deployed as a senior enlisted chief of the Joint Particular Operations Command and U.S. Particular Operations Command. His remaining Army function was as SEL for the U.S. Central Command.

“At present, I’m proud to proceed the mission by means of the supply of coaching fashions primarily based on first-hand experiences to assist Particular Operations Forces reply to present and future threats,” Thetford expressed relating to his award.