Washington, D.C. –On Saturday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) received the Ohio National Guard Association’s Major General Charles Dick Award for Legislative Excellence for his years of strong support for the Ohio National Guard.

“The Ohio National Guard keeps us safe, and Ohio strong,” Portman said. “I am honored to receive this award, and even prouder to support the work of the Ohio National Guard. I look forward to continuing to partner with the Ohio National Guard to help bolster the Guard’s range of capabilities and missions at home and abroad.

Portman was nominated for the award by Ohio National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman. The award was presented by Lt. Col. Victor Wilson at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Columbus.

Named after Major General Charles Dick, a Major General of the Ohio National Guard, a Republican United States Senator, and author of the Dick Acts of 1903 and 1908 that established the modern National Guard. The award recognizes Ohio legislators “who have provided outstanding support to the Ohio National Guard.”