New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Mathew B. Tully was awarded the Bronze Star Medal on Feb. 13 for his work with the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command in eastern Afghanistan.
The Bronze Star Medal is an individual military award recognizing acts of heroism or meritorious service and is one of the highest awards given to members of the military in a combat zone.
According to the military citation that accompanied this award, Tully “was clearly the most kinetic soldier in this command during this time period.”
Tully, who last year stepped down from his chief executive role at his law firm, Tully Rinckey, to carry out his military duties, previously received the Purple Heart for woulds he sustained in August 2012.
Tully is currently in Massachusetts recovering from injuries he sustained in combat.
Since founding Tully Rinckey in 2004, Tully has temporarily left the firm for deployments in Iraq, Egypt, and Afghanistan.