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Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Names Two New Directors

Sep 21, 2015, 15:06 ET from Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation ( appointed Fox News Channel On the Record host Greta Van Susteren and Walmart U.S. executive vice president Chris Sultemeier to the Board of Directors at the Foundation meeting in Boston, Mass., on Saturday.

Foundation co-chairmen Louis Chênevert and Jack Jacobs were gratified with the addition of Van Susteren and Sultemeier to the Board. "Greta and Chris have remarkable passion for the work we're doing and enormous respect for the people we serve," said Chênevert. "America's Medal of Honor Recipients have demonstrated the values of courage and sacrifice, commitment and integrity, and citizenship and patriotism. Their selfless service continues to inspire and set an example for all of us. Greta and Chris are committed to helping us perpetuate their noble legacy for future generations."

Jacobs, a retired U.S. Army colonel who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War, added, "I couldn't be more pleased to have Greta and Chris on our team. They are proven leaders who will help us educate the next generation about the importance of relying on the values that live within us all to make a difference everyday in the lives of others. I believe education is the key to the future, and along with my brothers – the 77 other living Recipients – I look forward to working closely with Greta and Chris as we pursue that goal."

Van Susteren joined Fox News Channel in 2002, where she currently hosts the prime-time news and interview program, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, the highest rated cable news program in the 7 p.m. timeslot. At FNC, she has interviewed U.S. presidents, cabinet members, Senators, governors and spiritual leaders. To cover international news stories, she has traveled to Afghanistan, Israel, India, China and Saudi Arabia, to name just a few. Prior to joining FNC, Van Susteren served as host of news and legal shows on CNN.

"I'm honored and humbled to join the Medal of Honor Foundation Board and serve these very special men in their very worthy cause," she said. "They represent and speak for all the men and women who serve this great nation, and all the young Americans who will lead us into the future. I'll do everything I can to help perpetuate their legacy."

Sultemeier, who joined Walmart in 1989, is executive vice president of logistics for Walmart U.S. He has company responsibility for all distribution centers, fulfillment centers and domestic and global ocean transportation functions. His previous role was senior vice president of transportation services. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of captain, prior to joining Walmart.

"It's humbling to represent Walmart on this amazing Board and support this incredibly important mission," he said. "I'm well aware of the sacrifices these heroes have made on our behalf, and on behalf of our country, and of the sacrifices they're still making to safeguard our future. I'm honored to serve, and I look forward to helping the Foundation pave the way to a bright future for America."

About the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation: The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded in 1999 by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society with the mission to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal through outreach and education. Through its Character Development Program, the Foundation reaches out to the citizens of America, and particularly to young Americans, to promote an awareness of the values embodied in the Medal and to teach that ordinary citizens, through courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism, can make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation, which also supports the important work of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit with Tax ID #25-1828488.

About the Congressional Medal of Honor Society: The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by the Congress in 1958 to create a brotherhood among the living Medal of Honor Recipients, to protect and uphold the dignity and honor of the Medal, to promote patriotism and love of country, and to inspire our youth to become worthy dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 78 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Society is unique in that its membership hopes that there will be no need to welcome new inductees.

CONTACT: Ron Rand, President & CEO, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, 703-469-1861

SOURCE Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation