CITATION
TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE
DEFENSE SUPERIOR SERVICE MEDAL
TO
ARNOLD E RESNICOFF
Captain Arnold E. Resnicoff, United States Navy, distinguished
himself by exceptionally superior service while serving as
Command Chaplain, Headquarters, United States European
Command, from May 1997 to May 2000.  As principal advisor
on religion, ethics, and morals to the Commander in Chief
United States European Command, Chaplain Resnicoff's
exceptional leadership, unparalleled strategic vision, and
extraordinary moral courage made an unprecedented impact not
only on the more than 100,000 military personnel stationed in
this area of operations, but on the top levels of leadership of all
branches of the armed forces.  He worked with Chiefs of
Chaplains, Ambassadors and heads of State, to champion issues
of quality of life and religious freedom on the part of military
personnel, helping other nations struggle with issues of
democracy and human rights in creative and powerful new
ways.  Working within an area that encompassed 89 countries
and more than 13 million square miles, he traveled extensively
to work with military and civilian personnel, including refugees
and civilian relief workers in Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania,
forging new roles for chaplains in the area of civilian-military
cooperation, and the role of religion in both conflict resolution
and reconciliation.  Throughout it all, Chaplain Resnicoff's
personal integrity, deep faith, and inspirational loyalty to the
values of our nation and our military helped remind our armed
forces, from the most junior enlisted person to the most senior
officer, what it is we stand for and what it is we must stand
against.  The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Captain
Resnicoff reflect great credit upon himslef, the United States
Navy, and the Department of Defense.
Signed by:

General Hugh Shelton, United States Army
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
                               
                                     
January 31, 2000