Navy honors Thad Cochran with Distinguished Public Service Award

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has received the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.

The presentation was made Thursday by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, a former Mississippi governor.

The citation accompanying the medal cites Cochran’s career with the Navy as an officer and his role in supporting the Navy as a senator and member of Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense.