Ambassador Traina presented the Legion of Merit award to Austrian Bundesheer’s Brigadier General Harald Göllinger, former Defense Attaché to the United States. The Legion of Merit is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
It is one of the highest military medals that can be awarded to foreign officers. U.S. Defense Attaché Colonel Mark Barlow and former Austrian Embassy in the U.S. Ambassador Hans Peter Manz were among those extending their congratulations to Brigadier General Göllinger.