2017-04-07 / Chaplain's News

Islamic Distinctive Religious Group Leader recognized


COURTESY PHOTO BY THE CENTER CHAPLAIN’S OFFICE COURTESY PHOTO BY THE CENTER CHAPLAIN’S OFFICE Chaplain (Col.) Lou DelTufo presented retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Marshall Abuwi the Commander’s Award for Public Service Feb. 3 on behalf of Col. Todd Turner, Fort Gordon garrison commander.

Abuwi served as the Islamic Distinctive Religious Group Leader at Fort Gordon from April 1, 2001, through Feb. 3, 2017. During this time here, Abuwi provided weekly religious services to service members, families, civilians and international students on Fort Gordon. As a retired Navy noncommissioned officer, he continued to lead and develop service members and promote the values which make the U.S. military strong.

For more than 16 years, Abuwi proved that he was a valued partner with the command and U.S. Army Chaplain Corps by providing spiritual readiness and resiliency for Fort Gordon’s service members and families.

Additionally, Abuwi represented Fort Gordon’s Islamic community in the Central Savannah River Area. He is currently mentoring, developing, and training Fort Gordon’s next Islamic DRGL, Sgt. Kebba Barrow. Fort Gordon’s Islamic Community meets Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at the Family Life Training Center, building 38804. For more information, contact the Center Chaplain’s Office at (706) 791-5653.

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