It was an evening of fun, tradition and camaraderie.
Members of the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space enjoyed their annual Dining Out. Attendees dressed in their finery for a night of food and fellowship with their co-workers and guests.
The Alabama A&M University ROTC color guard presented the colors at the beginning of the ceremony. Soldiers and Army civilians participated in the traditional portions of the Dining Out. They toasted all the components of the Army Strong team while remembering those Soldiers who are deployed, missing in action and the fallen.
The Huntsville Fire and Rescue Pipe and Drum band, a new addition this year, played beautiful renditions of “Taps” and “Amazing Grace.”
Medal of Honor recipient Mike Rose of Huntsville, the guest speaker, described the importance of developing leadership at every stage of your career and life, regardless if you are military or civilian. In appreciation the PEO Missiles and Space presented Rose a custom-made, American flag coin holder crafted by Capt. Eric Guerrero of the program executive office.
“The Dining Out was a great event for our PEO to celebrate our history and culture, and to hear from (retired) Capt. Rose, a Medal of Honor recipient, on his story, in his words, along with his thoughts on leadership, provided applicable lessons for everyone on our team,” Maj. Gen. Robert Rasch, the program executive officer for missiles and space, said. “It was a memorable evening for our tremendous workforce, and we were blessed to have Capt. Rose share it with us.”