DISTRICT COURT ASSISTANT CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER
IS AWARDED BRONZE STAR MEDAL
AS WELL AS CONGRESSIONAL ACCOLADES
Court Assistant Chief Margaret E. Oglesby,
awarded the Bronze medal for her service in Afghanistan,
was recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus at
the group's recent 2004 Annual Legislative weekend.
The Caucus recognized Oglesby at its 16th Annual
Veteran's Brain Trust, one of a series of events held
during the Legislative weekend.
Women Veterans" was the theme of the event. The purpose
of the Brain Trust, according to the Caucus, is to "honor
America's African American Women Veterans, our distinguished
recipients, and further a dialogue between the veterans'
community and lawmakers, which can develop into policies
that enhance the quality of life for our nation's veterans."
accepted a plaque from Congresswoman Corrine Brown,
D-Florida and Congressman Sanford Bishop, D-Georgia during
the ceremony held at the New Washington Convention Center.
captain in the United States Army, Oglesby is the commander
of the 747th Military
Police Company based in Southbridge. She is credited
for leading all 150 soldiers under her command without
any causalities during Operation Enduring Freedom.
She and her troop were deployed in January 2003 and
the entire troop returned safely nine months later.
was also recognized by the Springfield City Council
and named "Outstanding
Massachusetts National Guard Mentor for 2003" by the
Massachusetts National Guard. Oglesby is a 15-year employee
of the Massachusetts Probation Service.