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Malcolm Kalp Award

This award is presented annually by Chapter 54 as a recognition for service to the chapter. The award is in memory of Chapter 54 member
Malcolm Kalp.

There were no nominations for 2020, 2021, and 2022 due to
very little chapter activity in a COVID environment.

2019 Recipient
Vincent Pestilli

During the 2019 Christmas Party Vincent Pestilli was presented with the Chapter 54 Malcolm Kalp Award for his support to the annual chapter Foreign Weapons Familiarization Course. This event has resulted in the raising of thousands of dollars that is contributed to chapter operating expenses and the chapter's scholarship fund.

Vinnie Pestilli - Malcolm Kalp Award 2019
Vinnie Pestilli is presented with the 2019 Malcolm Kalp Award
by Chapter 54 President Ken Gingras

2018 Recipient
Bill Coombs

In March 2018 William "Bill" Coombs was presented with the Chapter 54 Malcolm Kalp Award for his unwavering support and leadership to the Special Forces Association, Chapter LIV.
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Bill Coombs receiving the 2018 Malcolm Kalp Award
Bill Coombs (center) along with Vice President Kevin Paicos and
President Ken Gingras (seated L-R) and three past Presidents of the
Chapter - Dick Nazzaro, Denny Drewry, and Bill Fanaras (standing L-R)

2017 Recipient
George Durfee

During the 2017 Chapter 54 Christmas Party George Durfee (on left) was presented the Chapter 54 Malcolm Kalp Award by President Ken Gingras (on right) for his many years of service as a Chapter 54 officer and member.

George Durfee is presented with the 2017 Malcolm Kalp Award by Chapter 54 Special Forces Association

2016 Recipient
Dick Nazzaro

Dick Nazzaro was presented with the 1st presentation of the Chapter 54 Malcolm Kalp Award for his leadership of the chapter and his endeavors to make the chapter a successful organization.

Richard Nazzaro


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