New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin poses with the...

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin poses with the Lombardi trophy after speaking with the media in Indianapolis, Ind., as the team prepares for Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 3, 2012) Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Giants coach Tom Coughlin will receive the U.S. Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award Wednesday night at Fort Myer in Virginia.

The Award will be presented by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno , the Army's Chief of Staff and an occasional visitor to Coughlin's NFL team.

The citation presented to Coughlin will read: 

"For outstanding service to the United States Army, Soldiers and families. Your consistent, outward public support of the U.S. Army and the military in general have had far reaching positive impacts on the health and morale of our service members at home and deployed overseas.  Your generous outreach to servicemen and women and military families through opportunities to attend New York Giants practices and games and your visits with Soldiers have been remarkable.  Your trip to Iraq and participation in the USO tour in July 2009 significantly improved the morale of our deployed Soldiers.  The New York Giants players and coaches visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center following the 2008 Super Bowl victory tremendously improved the morale of our wounded warriors and was a testament to your continued substantial support to our wounded warrior program.   Your selfless, outstanding efforts have had dramatic, positive impacts on the health of the force, our Soldiers and the United States Army."

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