BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
On April 20, the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) presented the Patrick Henry Silver Medal award to Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Administration Bureau Chief Jared Rowlison. Greenwood Village Mayor Emeritus Ron Rakowsky nominated Rowlison for the award for his service to the community and his performance in patriotism. Rakowsky, a retired United States Air Force Colonel and longtime member of the organization, told The Villager that Chief Rowlison participated in several MOWW meetings where he briefed members about the function of the sheriff’s office and shared relevant statistics about their work and performance.
Comments posted to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page in response to the announcement of Chief Rowlison’s award included, “Jared is awesome, proud to be a colleague,” “God bless you Sir,” and “You are a positive role model.” Among the 271 people who noted their agreement with his selection for the award were current Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko and former Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon.
The MOWW is a veterans service organization founded in 1919 to promote good citizenship, patriotic education, and military and public service. Its tenets include the promotion of patriotic education, defense of the Constitution, cultivation of military, naval, and air science, and the adoption of a consistent and suitable policy of national security for the United States of America. MOWW hosts youth leadership conferences throughout the country at little or no cost to attendees, who receive patriotic education on leadership in a free society, free enterprise system concepts, and civic responsibilities associated with preserving American rights and freedoms under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The curriculum MOWW provides satisfies academic and program requirements of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. MOWW also sponsors awards programs for the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA in addition to the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Junior ROTC cadets.